Isn’t it good sometimes to sit around and talk about recipes? In a conversation recently, we were discussing our favourite meal recipes and Rachel began telling me about the delicious sausage recipe she had cooked the night before. As she was talking I found that I was thinking how delicious the recipe sounded – in fact it was making me positively hungry – so I asked her to write down the recipe.
Exchanging recipes has tasty results – like this delicious and easy sausage recipe!
It was one of those moments for her that she just put together some ingredients she had in a way that she thought would work – and indeed it turned out splendid. So not only was it delicious, but Rachel was quite proud of herself. And by talking about recipes, we all get great supper ideas from each other. And let’s face it – often the hardest thing about cooking supper is actually deciding what to have!
Onion and Sausage – A Winning Combination
In these days of celebrity chefs and being told the exact ‘proper’ way to make an omelette, or make exotic and expensive meals, we can lose our confidence to just have a go at making something with simple ingredients we love in case we are doing it ‘wrong’. But if something tastes nice and has good ingredients, there is no wrong way. So do have a go at putting together your own recipes.
You can always take an idea from a recipe book or celebrity chef but do your own thing, add your own twist, especially if you don’t have all the ingredients stated in the recipe. And simple basic ingredients can often create the best suppers!
Onion & Sausage Tart
This recipe was based on sausages, onions, apples and potatoes. It’s a delicious combination, however you cook it, but this just made it extra nice! It is not a ‘real’ tart as there is no pastry. It is just that the potato that makes a pastry-like layer. You could even turn it out upside down to make it look more like a ‘tart’
This would be great with vegetarian sausages too!
Caramalised Onion & Sausage Tart
- 6-10 (400g-500g) pork suasages
- 3 (400g) medium potatoes
- 1 large onion
- 3 small coxes apples
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 25g / 1oz butter
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C
- Cut onion into quarters then slice crossways thinly
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in oven proof frying pan
- Briskly fry onions for a few moments
- Turn down the heat and continue cooking for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Fry sausages in another pan for about 20 minutes, until brown and cooked through
- Peel and quarter the apples and cut each quarter lengthways
- Add, to the onions, and add the butter
- Cook until soft and fluffy
- Slice the sausages on the slant and add to the onions and apples
- Peel and thinly slice the potatoes
- Place in a layer over the sausage mixture
- Dot with butter and season with salt and pepper
- Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes
- Serve with seasonal vegetable – cabbage, swede, peas or beans