Thursday, April 11, 2013

Easy cooking for a bad day: Turkey Sausage Hash

Some days you're just tired.  You're behind on everything at work, the neighbor keeps you chatting about the health of the trees, and then the cat trips you, causing you to drop a dish, scattering glass shards and strawberries all over the kitchen.

In a perfect world, you'd be able go back to bed and start the day over.

But in reality, you have to make dinner, after you clean up the scattered glass and fruit.

This is not a fancy dish. Elaborate food is for when a person is confident and all is right with the world. This is for when you are feeling totally frazzled, but you still need to eat. It tastes good, it's a snap to make and it's even good for you.

Turkey Sausage Hash

1 package sweet Italian turkey sausage, skinned (about 1.2 lbs)
1 onion, diced
1 apple, diced
olive oil
parsley (optional)

1. Put a tablespoon of olive oil (it may seem like a lot, but turkey sausage is almost fatless) and the diced onion in a large frying pan. Cook until the onions have started to brown.

2. Add the skinned sausage and treat like hamburger, mixing it into the onions and browning it.
3. Add the apples and cook until heated through, but not mushy. Take off the heat and serve. Toss in a handful of parsley if you feel the need for greens.

The sweet crunch of the apple contrasts nicely with the savory sausage and onions, You don't even have to season it, because the turkey sausage has enough spice to spare.

About four servings.

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