Hot Italian Sausage & Peppers so fast...we even threw in Crispy Potatoes.

"The trouble with eating Italian food, is that five or six days're hungry again." -George Miller

Growing up Italian means many things that will be there will always be a few dishes that will make their way onto my menu every year, whether on occasion or often.  Spaghetti & Homemade Sugo, Chicken Piccatta, and of course, the well know, Italian Sausage & Peppers.  

Today when rifling through my freezer focus was on a meal that kept me from having to brave the cold.  Making its 2011 debut, some Hot Italian Sausage that had made its way into my food path.  Lucky for you...a simple & easy recipe that even the old timers can enjoy!  Homemade Italian Sausage & Peppers with cripsy pan fried potatoes.  In less than 30 minutes, this recipe is sure to impress anyone, even a true Italian. 

Italian Sausage & Peppers with Crispy Pan Fried Potatoes

  • 2 Lbs. Hot Italian Sausage
  • 1 Large Green Pepper
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 4-6 Potatoes
  • 4 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter, optional
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Start by cutting your sausage into reasonable size links to make a decent sandwich.  I say anywhere from 4-6 Inches per link makes for a good size sandwich ....or two for those of us that aren't kidding ourselves here.  Brown your Italian Sausage in a pan on the stove in a few Tbs of butter, yes butter.  You old timers may think, "No way, we don't put butter in our 50 year old Sausage & Peppers Recipe!" Try it!  It helps season the casing on your links to ensure a nice juicy bite & know, that pop you get from a well cooked sausage...butter is better for this in my opinion.  After about 3-5 minutes your sausage should be brown, remove from the pan, place on a baking sheet & finish cooking in the oven.  Should only take about 15-20 more minutes.  Be sure to slice your sausage when its done to check & make sure its finished cooking all the way through.

While your sausage is in the oven, add 2 TBS of olive oil to the leftover pan of butter from the sausage & begin to saute your peppers & onions.   I like to slice mine in medium thick strips.  Add salt & pepper to taste, as well as the 2 cloves of garlic grated or minced.  After about 10 min it should be done browning.  Pull your sausage pan out of the oven & smother the links with the pepper & onion mixture...put back in the oven to finish.  Now time to make your potatoes.

Add the rest of the oil into the same pan the sausage, peppers & onions cooked in.  Once the temperature is hot again, toss in your potatoes.  For this dish I like to cut my potatoes into 1/2 inch thick half moons, yummy.  Cook for about 10-15 minutes until brown & crisp...all while your sausage is in the oven mingling with your peppers & onions.  When the potatoes are done place them on a plate lined with paper towel to remove the excess oil, and salt them well.

Now just remove your sausage pan, check to ensure the links are done & have a one pot, one stop meal in about 30 minutes or less if you move fast!  I like a Sausage Sandwich, so I say get the Hot Giardinara out and make yourself a true Chicago Sandwich!  Now go eat silly...we made it fast for a reason, we're hungry!

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  1. Can't wait to try! My mouth was watering like it did when your mother prepared something at "Out to Lunch" way back when. Keep up the great job!

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  3. Thanks for the compliments! Definitely a family favorite!!

  4. Well hello there...let me tell you something - I picked a bad time to enter this blog on an empty stomach! This looks absolutely delicious.I don't think anything that I have planned will taste this good tonight - yummy!


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