Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sausage & Squash Saute w/ Hash Brown "Faux-Tatoes"
This evening I made a quick and simple dinner...a Sausage & Squash Saute using up the veggies that needed to be used as well as the chicken andouille sausage I picked up a few weeks ago. I decided to make "Hash Brown Faux-Tatoes" using the small head of cauliflower I had. I cut it up and cooked it covered in 1 cup of water until tender, then removed the lid and cooked off all of the water until the bottom of the pot was fairly dry (but not burned). I used a spatula to coarsely chop the cauliflower while it was in the pot and then tossed in a few tablespoons of butter, a couple sliced green onions and creole seasoning (Tony Chachere's), to taste, then tossed it and browned it over medium heat in butter until it was golden on one side and then scooped it up with the spatula, flipped it over and browned on the other side (just like you do when you make regular hash browns). It didn't get crispy, but did dry out a bit and browning it added flavor along with the butter, onions and creole seasoning. You don't need to use the creole seasoning -- simple salt and pepper would be good, too. While that was cooking, I sliced a package of the sausage in approximate 1/4" slices and browned them in a skillet with a little olive oil. While the sausage browned, I cut up the veggies. I sliced 2 small zucchini, 2 small yellow squash, and a few yellow, red and orange mini peppers. I transferred the browned sausage to a bowl and set it aside. I added the veggies to the same skillet the sausage had browned in. I sauteed the veggies just until done, but not overdone or mushy (tender-crisp). I added the sausage back to the skillet with the veggies and tossed everything together. I served the Sausage & Squash Saute over the Hash Brown "Faux-Tatoes". It was a fairly quick, simple and tasty dinner. If you are interested in checking out the sausage I used, there is a picture and information here on my Cajun Stir-Fry post. I purchased the sausage from Costco. I snapped a few photos for you to see below. Enjoy!