Dear Readers of the Greater Rochester area,
Have you ever wonder what a recipe meant when it says to use a dash of something? Well, when Jeannette was in Bed Bath and Beyond in Webster this week she found three measuring spoons. They were labeled a smidgen, a pinch and a dash. They sell for $2.99 and Jeannette bought a set for her kitchen. Which is good. Because this week’s recipe calls for a dash of salt and pepper. All of the ingredients for this dish can be purchased at Wegmans, Tops or Hegedorns of the Greater Rochester area. This is a one pan dish that was a big hit with Jeannette’s kids when they were growing up. It’s called Cheesy potatoes and sausage. So if you’re ready, let’s cook.
Here is the list of supplies you will need:
A sharp knife and cutting board
A large nonstick fry pan
A spoon to stir with
A garlic press
Measuring cups and measuring spoons
Here is the list of ingredients you will need:
1 onion chopped
1 – 2 cloves of garlic crushed
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
A dash of salt and a dash of pepper
3 tablespoons of spray butter or chicken broth if you prefer
½ bag of hash brown potatoes
1 package of Johnsonville turkey and cheddar sausage
1 cup of low fat sharp cheddar cheese
This dish will serve six people comfortably.
In your nonstick fry pan coat your pan with 3 tablespoons of spray butter. If you don’t want to use spray butter, chicken broth can be used instead. This provides less calories and a good flavor. Use enough broth to cover the bottom of the fry pan. You may have to keep adding more broth to keep things from sticking. Next place 1 onion that is chopped and 1 – 2 cloves of crushed garlic in the pan. Now cook on a medium heat until the onion is tender and clear. After the onion and garlic are cooked, add half a bag of hash brown potatoes along with the paprika, salt and pepper. While the potatoes are cooking slice your sausage into ¼ inch slices. When the potatoes are fully cooked add in your sausage. After the sausage has a chance to brown a bit add the low fat cheddar cheese. Heat until all the cheese has melted. This makes for a great one pan meal and side dishes that go well with this is any green vegetable that your children like to eat.
Jeannette hopes that you will enjoy this one pan dish. She would also like to hear from you. So if you have any comments, questions or suggestions she can be reached at [email protected] In the mean time, enjoy these pleasant summer days and remember that if you can read you can cook.