One of my very favorite things to eat is fried potatoes and onions and it was always a treat when Mom made them for school lunch – we went home for lunch. When I did the hash brown test the other day, I boiled a few extra potatoes for home fries and for this meal I added a clove of minced garlic, mild and hot Polish sausage (pretend it’s Texas sausage from Southside Market), and cheddar cheese, along with the onions.
Here’s everything ready to go into the skillet at the same time, except the cheese, sausage on the bottom – I added just a little olive oil and relied on the sausage to provide the remaining cooking fat.
When it was about done I added the cheese to melt then gave it a quick stir and plated atop a warmed flour tortilla.
Of course, I topped them with the required two fried eggs, sunny side up, Aleppo pepper flakes and some chopped curly parsley for pretty. Here it is as plated and after one bite - I try to get some yolk on everything.
The previous day, I’d received a surprise package from blogger buddy Lea Ann from Mangos, Chili and Z (highlands ranch foodie). If you read Lea Ann’s blog (you’re missing out if you don’t), you know she is partial to Southwestern Cuisine and has recently been on a kick to sprinkle Aleppo pepper flakes on many of her dishes. To make sure I don’t miss out, she sent me a package of the peppers plus a package each on Green Chile Powder, Mexican Oregano, and Mt. Evans Butcher’s Rub all from Savory Spice Shop and I look forward to using them all.
The meal was delicious and I believe it would have been even better with a little sauce made from the Green Chile Powder. The hot sausage and Aleppo peppers (10000 scoville’s – jalapeno is 5000) gave it a little kick and the peppers provided their own nice flavor. I used the tortilla to make it more Southwestern, but it may be the new standard as it caught all of that beautiful runny yolk that often ends up dried on the plate.
Thank you again Lea Ann – aren’t blogger buddies great - and I hope to go west this summer to meet her and some others out that way.
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