I like simple food. In fact, many 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.
After a long day, this hearty meal hits the spot. It’s full of flavor and textures. My boys love sopping up all the juicy bits in the pan with some crusty baguette slices. The light lemony salad and creamy bocconcini tossed in olive oil complement the sausage and potatoes perfectly. Bertie and I love it with a glass of chilled lambrusco, too.
Salsicce e Patate (Sausage & Potatoes)
- 6-8 Italian sausages
- 1-2 potatoes halved lengthwise and sliced, about a ¼ thickness; drizzled in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper
- 1 red onion sliced into eighths
- 1-2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- lemon zest
- olive oil extra virgin
- kosher salt to taste
- crushed red pepper to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Add olive oil to a large cast iron pan on medium high heat.
Season with a pinch or two of kosher salt and a lil’ crushed red pepper.
Add sliced potatoes, red onion and thyme.
Let this sizzle on the stovetop for a few minutes, tossing the ingredients a bit so the potatoes and onions get mixed in
Transfer the pan to the oven and finish cooking for approximately 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with some lemon zest and 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 or bocconcini, drizzled with olive oil… Enjoy the simple and tasty flavors!
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