I really hate it when I buy something that sounds really tasty and it is totally tasteless and the texture is unpleasant. Even more when I bought the package at Costco and have more of it to deal with!
Case in point: Sausages. I bought a pack of three vacuum sealed packages of sausages (brat or smokey sized style) at Costco, and I separated them from each other to put in the freezer, in the process I threw out the cardboard sleeve that was wrapped around them. The individual packages of four sausages have no label. So… I can’t remember what they were supposed to be. I would not have bought something that didn’t sound like it would be good.
Last night I decided to have sausages and salad for dinner. They were awful. I baked them in the oven and there was a lot of red oil coming out of them, and they were quite red colour (I suspect “sun-dried tomato” may be involved?) I cut them up and inside were green bits of something I couldn’t identify. There was no discernible flavour to any of it. The stuffing was quite loose and the meat crumbled out of the casing.
I ate part of one and stuck the rest in the fridge to figure out what to do with them. I hate wasting food.
My sister suggested they might be mild Italian sausage. Possibly, but I normally don’t buy Italian sausage – so maybe it was a flavoured version? Whatever it is I hope I NEVER buy it again. I do remember the packaging at least, so I should be safe.
So, what did I do with it? I made Hash!
Hash is easy and is a great Sunday brunch. And seeing as my fridge is full of all sorts of vegetables I had lots to choose from.
I diced up some celery, green pepper, onion, cauliflower, pattypan squash, mushrooms, and chopped up all the leftover sausage. I had about a half a cup to a cup of each vegetable and three chopped up sausages – it is hash, the amounts don’t really matter. This amount made two meals for me. One this morning and leftovers for tomorrow.
I heated up my pan and added peanut oil then started with the onions, peppers and celery with a teaspoon of diced garlic (I have a big jar of diced garlic in the fridge).
Once they were sweating down I added the sausage meat and cauliflower. I let that start to brown a bit and put a lid on to get the veggies cooked.
Then I added the mushrooms and squash, and some Montreal Steak Spice and salt, stirred and put the lid back on.
It needed quite a bit of salt actually. I added it three times!
I topped it off with a fried egg (fried in butter of course.)
It was good. And thankfully the sausages didn’t ruin it, so I have a way to use up the rest of them
It would be even better with sausages that taste good, or left over roast, chicken, etc!
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