OVEN-ROASTED SAUSAGES, POTATOES, AND PEPPERS

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During the winter months you can’t beat tossing a few things together in a little extra virgin olive oil and seasoning and letting them roast! The flavors really deepen and you get a beautiful char on everything. This dish reminds me of the summer I spent in Calabria at a villa near the town of Tropea where everything had a spice to it. The oil, the sausage and especially the peppers! I wanted to make a dish with a little calabrese flair and the first thing that came to mind was sausage and peppers. I started by pan frying the sausage a bit for a nice sear on the outside. This also makes it easier to cut the sausage into pieces. I used mini sweet peppers because they’re bursting with flavor and I love the contrast against the spicy hot sausage. I threw in some sliced baby red potatoes which take on a wonderful buttery quality when cooked and really absorb flavor well. I also added some sweet red onions which remind me of the famous red onions of Tropea and have more flavor than the white or yellow variety.

 

 

OVEN-ROASTED SAUSAGES, POTATOES, AND PEPPERS RECIPE

Ingredients:

1-2 bell peppers, sliced
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)
3 tbsp olive oil (yes, it has to be OLIVE oil)
1 small jar banana peppers
1 large onion, sliced
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 — tsp creole seasoning

Directions:

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..
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.
cut potatoes into 1/2″ chunks
slice onion and pepper into strips
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.
add salt & pepper and spices (if using)
top w/ sliced banana peppers
bake at 400 for about 30-35 min, until potatoes are tender

Source : allrecipes.Com

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