Wednesday, April 24, 2013

oven-roasted sausages, potatoes, and peppers


smallest effort/biggest taste payoff recipe evar
behold, an oven pan laden with delicious food (a LOT of it) that is cost-effective, EASY EASY EASY, and delicious.  when i say “easy” here, i don’t mean “for the beginner cook” easy.  i mean any blathering idiot can make this.
this recipe will serve 3-4 adults, or one bachelor again and again.
kiddo alert:   should be good to go.
get it:
  • 1 package (at least 1 lb) of your favorite sausage links (johnsonvilles, evergood, generic smoked sausage, whatever you like.  i used polish sausages, 4 to a pack)
  • 4-5 decent-sized potatoes (i prefer yukon gold or red bliss)
  • 1 small jar banana peppers
  • 1-2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (yes, it has to be OLIVE oil)
  • salt & pepper
  • *optional — 2 tsp dried rosemary (bachelors, ignore this.  your salt and pepper will be fine.  i know that asking you to procure olive oil was already a stretch.)
  • *optional — 3 tbsp creole seasoning
make it:
  1. spray a large baking pan w/ nonstick spray (make sure there is at least a small “lip” that provides a “side” to the pan, don’t use a flat baking sheet.
  2. slice sausages into thin rounds, about 1/5″ thick.  if you know how to slice using a “bias” cut, do that.  if not, don’t worry about it.
  3. cut potatoes into 1/2″ chunks
  4. slice onion and pepper into strips
  5. place all ingredients on baking sheet and drizzle oil over.  use your hands to toss everything together in the oil, making sure everything feels coated.
  6. add salt & pepper and spices (if using)
  7. top w/ sliced banana peppers
  8. bake at 400 for about 30-35 min, until potatoes are tender
  9. EAT