I know you all probably have a tried & true recipe for this already, but we love this meal so much that it is a regular on our menu. And because we is po and this is cheap and easy, I really want to feature it today and give it some love!
It’s just your basic smoked sausage & fried taters recipe. It is so cheap, especially when smoked sausage goes on a B1G1 sale at Kroger. And yet, when the children (and husband) find out that I’m making it, you would think that they were preparing to feast at a royal ball. Lots of cheers and applause ring out into the air and they hoist me up onto their shoulders and chant “Mama! Mama!”. I swear they do. Honest.
Anyway, on with the show!
First you got to get you about 5 big taters. (I only used 4 this time because it was just me and the girls eating) Scrub ’em up and cover them with water in a big pot and boil until they are tender. This usually takes about 25 minutes.
While your taters are berlin’, you dice or chop up an onion. I used half an onion this time because that’s what I had.
Once your taters are done, remove them and chop them up to whatever size you like them. On this particular day, I berled ’em a tad too long and they were a little too soft, but the heathens that live here will eat them up so fast that no one will be the wiser!
Heat your handy dandy cast iron skillet over medium/low heat and add 2 T. or so of bacon grease.
Once your skillet is nice & hot, add your onions and cook them until they are brownish and yummy. Then remove and set aside.
Mmmmm…brownish and yummy!
Next add in your taters and season with whatever you like. We use salt, pepper, a smidge of garlic powder and a smadge of seasoned salt.
Let the taters sit for a bit and get nice and crispy on one side, then flip ’em & repeat.
While the taters crisping up nicely, you can slice up your sausage. Yes, I sliced my sausage on the same cutting board that I diced the taters on and I did not rinse it first. Don’t judge me.
When your taters are done how you like them, throw the onions back in along with the sausage and cover. Turn off the burner and let the sausage cook to however done you like it. You can stir it around a bit here and there if you like.
And there you have it! Some awesome comfort food for this time of year, don’t ya think?