Smothered Potatoes and Sausage

Alana Ansley

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@alanaransley


I first tasted this dish at a little local restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana, my hometown. I live in Texas and where I live, all we have are chain restaurants. I was mentioning this dish to someone, and she shared this easy recipe with me. When cooking Cajun/Creole food, rarely is there an exact recipe; things are seasoned to the cook's taste. This is my husband's favorite dish that I cook, and the skinless sausage imparts such a wonderful flavor to the potatoes. Enjoy!

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Serves:

5-6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

2 pkg
sausage (i use eckrich skinless)
6
potatoes (i use 1/2 bag yukon gold)
1/2
onion, chopped
seasoning to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Slice the sausage into 1/2-1 inch pieces and chop your onion. I use frozen, chopped onion. Peel potatoes and cut them into uniform cubes, about 1-2 inches square.
2
Heat 3 tbsp oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven, and add the sausage and onion. Cook over medium to medium-high heat until onions are translucent and sausage begins to brown. Add a tablespoon or two of water if sausage starts to stick.
3
Add potatoes to the pot along with the sausage and onions. Fill the pot with about 2 inches of water and add seasoning of your preference. Since I am from south Louisiana, I like spicy food. I use onion powder, garlic powder, and Tony Chachere's (Cajun seasoning). I sometimes add chicken bouillon powder to the water, as well.
4
Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes absorb the water, about 60-90 minutes. If the water cooks out before the potatoes are very soft, add more. You don't want the potatoes to get crusty.
5
Your dish is done when the water is all absorbed by the potatoes, and the potatoes are extremely soft.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy