And honestly, I wasn't planning on participating in this month's Homegrown Gourmet, due to the lack of a kitchen, but tonight I got creative and it just happened to coincide with the Homegrown Gourmet theme AND was Passover friendly!
The plan for tonight's dinner was pretty simple. Sausage and veggies. Yeah. Sounds REALLY appetizing huh? And blog worthy?
And then when I was on my way home I had a brain flash of the redskin potatoes on top of our fridge. And remembered that Potato is the theme of Homegrown Gourmet. Sausage and potato is such a great comfort food for me. And then I started creating the entry more and more to make it truly "homegrown." I already had a head start with chorizo sausage. So why not make the dish entirely Southwestern? My only problem was how to cook it. A quick call home:
Me: Whatcha doing?
Me: Okay, well have you packed the little pot that was in the sink?
Jon: Not yet.
Me: Okay, don't pack it.
Jon: okeeeeee....hey, I'm getting another call, can I call you back?
Me: Yeah, but don't pack the pyrex dish I took out of the dishwasher yesterday okay?
Jon: I packed that last night.
Me: What about the metal square pan?
Jon: Packed that last night too.
Me: Okay, don't pack ANYTHING else till I get home.
So he didn't. And I still didn't have anything to cook in. Until I remembered the pyrex bowl in the dishwasher. So out it came and I washed it by hand. Then I used it to make Southwestern Sausage Au Gratin.
Southwestern Sausage Au Gratin4 red skin potaotes, sliced thinly
2 chorizo chicken sausages, casings removed
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (I used a cabernet soaked cheddar from a local vineyard - which added a great color, and scared Jon into thinking he was eating raw meat - always a bonus)
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp creama fresca
1/8 cup heavy cream
1) Preheat oven to 350. Heat pan over medium heat and cook crumbled sausage until browned.
2) Layer 1/2 potatoes. 1/2 sausage, 1/2 peppers, 1/2 cheeses and creama fresca.
3) Repeat layers of potatoes, sausage, peppers, and cheese.
4) Pour cream over top.
5) Cook for 45 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.
Each serving has:
|Total Fat||12.1 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||7.9 g|