Monday, 21 July 2008
Lamb Sausage with Caramelised Onions and Potatoes
You ever have one of those days when you are just tired? Not a lazy tired kind of day but just tired. Not just physically tired but mentally too. You know, the ideas just dont seem to come and you're too tired to think about it too much coz well, your just tired.
I think you get the drift. The last week has been kinda like that. Just tired. I know tiredness is never an excuse for anything but I just wanted to vent that I felt tired. And I'm not going to apologise for it. So maybe that's why I fell short of posting last Friday. I had the intent, really I did. I even started writing something but then I started getting a block at every step so I just swore softly to myself and turned off the computer.
So anyway, now that I've vented, lets get on to food once again!
I love sausages, especially the nice meaty kind that's full of 'real' meat rather than all sorts of fillers. So when my mother called me some time ago and said that she had bought a whole bunch of Lamb Sausages and asked if I could make fry them up as part of a family meal, I happily said YES!
At first I considered just frying them whole. Then I thought of cutting them into rounds and just frying them. I reckoned that that would be kind of boring though so what I figured would be a good idea would be to fry the Sausages with Potatoes - kind of like an all in one Fry-Up.
No real recipe here but this is kind of what I did.
1kg lamb sausages
2 cloves garlic
Slice the sausages into thick rounds. Slice onions and chop garlic. Peel and cut potatoes into large cubes. Fry the onions until they turn a nice brown. They are now caramelised and will tend to be slightly sweetish. Add in the garlic, rosemary, black pepper and chilli flakes and mix well together. Add in the sausages and cook well. Add in the potatoes and cook till tender. The oil from the sausages will flavour the potatoes as well. Season with more black pepper if desired.
This was a really satisfying dish although I must admit it was a tad fatty/oily. It went down really well with thick slices of french bread and was a firm favourite with the kids.
I mean really, who can complain about Sausages and Potatoes...?