Thursday, 11 October 2012

Sausages and Spuds: Italian Style

Every part of Italy has its own sausage.

The other evening, we picked up some yummy Pugliese sausage, and decided to do something exciting with it. So, this is what we did, and I suggest you try it too:

1. Take a baking tray, and add some chopped onion and a garlic clove split into 4 (don't forget to remove later. Not that I've ever forgotten..ahem)

2. Chop some potatoes (we used 4 or 5 medium sized ones for two people) into wedge-sized pieces. You can see there's no uniformity with mine. Add the potato to the baking tray, and drizzle with olive oil.

3. Then chop up the sausage into pieces. Add to the tray, along with a little chopped tomato, salt, pepper, rosemary and another drizzle of olive oil. Mix it all up.

 4. Put in the oven at about 200, but after about 5 minutes, remove from the oven, add half a cup of water and half a cup of white wine. Add half a crumbled stock cube.

5. If the ingredients are looking a bit dry, add another cup of wine/water and mix. You may need to do this a couple of times. Keep a watchful eye on that sausage!!

6. It should take about 40 minutes in the oven, but this may vary slightly. When the potato is cooked through and the sausage is browned, you're ready to go! You can also grill for an extra 5 mins to make it nice and crispy on top.

 This is a perfect dish for Autumn- hot and filling. Buon appetito!

And finally.....

This weekend I'm taking a trip to Assisi for a Christening. I've never been before so will write a full report when I return on Tuesday. Have a smashing weekend!!


  1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment & for following, I am now following you back! :D
    I am so jealous of your Italian travels!! I've been twice to a town in Calabria & seriously wish I could live there! *sigh*! haha & this dish looks amazing!! I can't wait to hear about your travels to Assisi!

  2. Amazing!! That just made me drool.... it looks so delicious. If it's one thing I love meats and potatoes. :) And sausage! I love it! Mmmmm... yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll have to try it out soon!

    xo - Sheila

  3. Following back :) Keep in touch :)

    Sita & Radha xx

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  5. OMG CUTE BLOG, and you're SUCCESSFULLY made me so hungryyy <33
    I'll try this at home :D
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