Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Sausage and Potatoes
I love sausages , although i havent had a fresh sausage, which i am yet to taste, have to find a halal butcher or deli serving such. or is there such a thin as halal sausage? WHen I say halal I meant no pork casing. So I used this kind of sausage :
Even though I dont believe on specialising just one day for mothers and fathers, or other such days, i think it should be celebrated all days dont you? , I decided to add this particular recipe because its something my dad used to whip up on days he was home when we were growing up.
Our house was a simple one, my friends (even now!!!) used to think I live some kind of a luxury life but we didn’t! we had house our chores,no servants at all .The only thing in our house was my mum was very strict when it comes to manners, saying please and the usual things. I think its something all kids should learn it doesnt make them look uncool or something. Sorry going off the topic here so lets get back to the topic....
My dad ,or bappa in our language, is one of the first medical graduates in our country so he was quite a well respected man , but very much down to earth around the house. He still rides his old bicycle probably the only couple of people who still ride bicycle in the main island in Maldives. He loves to hit the markets and is quite at home in the kitchen and doing other house hold chores.
Although he is now retired , I remember when growing up he had shift duties at the government hospital, so on days when he does get a off day especially a Friday he would hit the only grocery store then , and come home with sausages a luxury then . Anyway , hope you enjoy this simple sausage dish. I served this up with homemade bread rolls I got from a Somali lady who lives downstairs.
Sausage and potato hot pot.
1 onion, sliced thinly
2-3 cloves garlic
5 curry leaves
2 green chillies or red ones ( optional if making for kids )
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 large potato ( or 2 medium ones) , cut into ½ cinch cubes, cooked till tender
6 sausages, cut into bite size pieces ( U can use any sausage of your choice, chicken beef what ever, even flavored),
Salt and pepper
1.Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan add your sausages and potatoes and stir fry to brown them , and potatoes turn golden crust out side. Remove and drain excess oil on to a kitchen towel. Set a side
2.Add your onions into the pan and stir fry your onions. Cook till soft and starts to change colour.
3.Add the garlic and curry leaves, and stir it to release the smell of curry leaves and soften the garlic. Stir in tomatoes and stir it around to soften the tomatoes.
4.Tip your sausages and potatoes and the chillies and season with salt and a generous helping of pepper. Add a splash of water , about ½ cup no more than that. Cover and let it cook over a low heat for about 3 minutes. Remove lid. Stir and switch off.
Serve , with some crusty bread. Garnish with some freshly chopped parsley to make it look pretty :)