Friday, March 26, 2010

Foodie Friday: Sausage Fry

Yummy sausage of your choice. I cooked up 4 Beelers Brats. I give them a quick brown on the stove then put them in 375 deg oven for about 20 minutes or so.

After the sausages were done I also started some Basmati rice. You can use any rice you want but Basmati sounded good to me. I went the extra step and toasted the grain in some olive oil before adding the water. Hmmm, It smells so good that way. If you haven't done this before add the clean Basmati rice to a bit of warmed olive oil and toast it until you smell popcorn. At least that's what toasted Basmati smells like to me. Then add the water. I do almost 2:1 water to grain. 1.5 cups of dry rice takes about 30 plus min to cook. I'm pretty cautious and check often after about 25 min. You know it's done when you lift the sauce pan and the rice doesn't slide down.

You can use really any veggies of your choice. I'd have added carrots to the mix but were are low and I want it for stir fry for our next meal.


2 onions thinly sliced
2 red peppers or peppers of you choice thinly sliced
1/2 cabbage thinly sliced
4 or more coarsely chopped toes of garlic

With luck this will serve 4 plus extra. Most likely the girl kid will only eat the veggies and the boy kid will refuse to try it. After fixing this up I really needed the carrots 2-3 or the rest of the head of cabbage to have the ratio of sausage to veggies I'd like.

While the sausages are cooking I prepare the veggies above. After the sausages are done I start cooking the veggies. Sometimes I wait until the husband gets home so the food is all warm and yummy and then he helps cook too.


Start by cooking the onions and when the look almost done I added the garlic. This was a new addition to my sausage fry. I haven't used garlic before but it sounded good tonight. Then add the peppers, then the cabbage. When things look almost cooked to your taste toss in the sausage I like to chop mine up before adding it. Then let it cook for a bit more with a lid so the sausage can add some flavor to the fry and warm up. Salt and pepper to taste while cooking or not.

Mea culpa for the blurry photo but it looks a wee bit tasty yes?

Serve up with the rice and optional sauce below.

3 tbl olive oil
2 tbl rice vinegar
1 tsp yellow mustard (I used dijon this time)
1 tsp tamari
1/2 tsp sugar or honey

I kind of like this sauce on the sweet side and use more honey than suggested above. This is the same sauce I use on the Chick Pea Potato Salad. I don't normaly use sauce on my sausage fry and depend on the flavor of the onion and sausage. Since the kids don't like the sausage there was a request for a sauce. So there ya go. I decided against a sweeter sauce and a drizzled it on the fry was really good.

1 comment:

  1. Hello and thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

    I didn't follow this recipe exactly, another one actually. But, some days ago was thinking what to make for our main meal and happen to come to this post on your blog.

    So thanks for the inspiration!

    Crocheting Mom