I like simple food. In fact most of my favorites are things my mom would make when she didn’t have a lot of ingredients and needed to whip something up really quick. I can still remember the first time she made this classic and I love putting my own spin on it for my family.
Salsicce e Patate Fritte (Sausage & Potatoes)
- 6-8 Italian sausages
- 1-2 potatoes halved lengthwise and sliced, about a ¼ thickness
- 1-2 rosemary branches
- lemon zest and juice
- olive oil extra virgin
- kosher salt to taste
- crushed red pepper to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
Add olive oil to two sauté pans (you'll need a little more in the one for the potatoes and heat ‘em up on medium high heat.
Season with a pinch or two of sea salt and a lil’ crushed red pepper. Or, if you prefer, you can also use an Italian dried herb mix.
Add sliced potato(es) with rosemary branch(es) in one pan and sausages in the other.
Stay close by, and use tongs to turn sausages and flip potato slices, as they sizzle and brown on all sides. Continue to season as you go.
Once they are cooked, place on a serving platter, and season some more with salt, pepper, and lemon zest; you may want to drizzle potato slices with a little olive oil too.
Serve with a simple butter lettuce salad that has been dressed with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper to taste, some crusty bread and sliced burrata cheese… Enjoy the simple and tasty flavors!
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