So, I’m not going to win any prizes for unique recipe names, am I?
Or short recipe names!
Fortunately, the only thing boring or complicated about this meal is the name. (How ironic, can you have something that’s boring and complicated at the same time? Hmmm… I’m thinking about chemistry, the stock market, how an HVAC system works… yep, something can be boring and complicated at the same time.)
But trust me, this meal is neither. It’s simple to make, but it’s one of those meals that makes you feel like you’re a real homemaker. Something about fried potatoes just bring up those cozy feelings of nurturing your family with hearty, delicious food.
Now, when I say “sausage”, what I really mean is turkey kielbasa. At least that’s what I buy because we try to eat as little pork as possible. But I’m sure this would work with any kind of kielbasa or smoked sausage. (Honestly I don’t really know the difference, I Just know the store sells both, so there must be one.)
I usually serve it with green beans and cooked apples. Mmmm, those cooked apples just bumps up the “homestyle” factor by a hundred notches!
- 3-4 medium potatoes
- 1⅕ package turkey kielbasa or smoked sausage-sliced
- 1 small-medium onion-cubed
- Peel and slice potatoes (I cut each in half lengthwise then into thick slices.)
- Boil potatoes in generously salted water until just barely tender.
- While the potatoes are cooking, cut onions into cubes.
- Heat a large skillet or griddle, add 1-2 TBSP cooking oil (I use olive) and cook the onions on a low setting to brown them.
- After about 5 minutes, increase temperature and add the sliced kielbasa; brown on each side.
- Drain potatoes, add to the pan, making sure temp stays high enough to brown the potatoes instead of steaming them.
- That's it. You're done.
- Serve with warm green beans and cooked apples (Peel and slice apples, cook on low in a saucepan with about ½ cup of water. Add sugar to taste.)
Make Ahead Tips:
Freezer: Buy several kielbasas and slice them all at once. Freeze in meal-sized portions.
Cook in the morning: This meal is full of opportunities to “cook in the morning”. You can peel and slice your potatoes and just keep them in cold water until you’re ready to cook them. Do the same with your apples, and because you pulled the sliced kielbasa from the freezer, dinner is almost made well before lunch!