Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sicilian Sausage and Potatoes

Salsiccia e patate alla Siciliana
I fell into this dish on the magical island of, Sicily. Guess where, a gas station! I have found some original recipes in the most wild places. The helpful man behind the counter offered me a taste, well that was it, I had fulfilled my every need! I talked to him about this simple recipe, and I found it was very close to my sausage and pepper dish. The difference was adding potatoes. The spicy Italian sausage has a way with the sweet onions and bell peppers. Well, of course a piece of focaccia bread goes great with this dish. This plate is a recorded richness in my heart!

Sicilian Sausage and Potatoes
6 Italian sweet or hot sausage links cut in 1 inch
3 large potatoes cubed
1 red bell pepper 1/2 inch slice
1 green bell pepper 1/2 inch slice
1 large red onion chopped
3 cloves garlic diced
3 cups tomato sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons dry oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup water

In a large frying pan on medium heat add olive oil and butter brown sausage for 3 minutes. Add potatoes onions and peppers and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, sauce, oregano, salt, red pepper flakes, and water simmer with lid on for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.


  1. Hi Chuck, This looks delicious, one of my favorites and a great party dish too!

  2. Heavens Italian comfort food! Looks fabulous!

  3. Hello, I will agree, that is one of the party favs!
    Thank You, Chuck

  4. Hello La Due and Crew, Your are right it is as good as it looks! Thanks,Chuck

  5. See, this is do-able for us, for we have soy sausage. Who knew? And how can you go wrong with potatoes. this one is going to be converted and tried for sure. And once I get your recipes made, you will be duly informed.

  6. I can attest of this greatness! I just happen to be one of the luckiest foodies around because Chef Chuck made this for our family dinner last night. Needless to say, I went back for seconds, and during the dishes I contemplated thirds. And by the way Chef Chuck, I love the tea too!

  7. This looks so good and comforting Chuck. Perfect for the rainy day we are having today.

  8. I am trilled you like my Master!!
    And I am the luckiest to have you in my Life!
    Tea good Yes, Thanks Love

  9. Hello Pam, Please try when you get a chance, I am sure you will like!
    It does warm the soul!
    Thanks Chuck

  10. Chuck-- I love your website/blog. The pictures are really great. We're going to try the steak this week-- and I plan to cook all those soups this winter. I'll keep you posted on what works for me and what doesn't

    Keep up the blog!

    Patti A-La

  11. HI Patti, I am glad you like! Your going to love that Steak. Talk to you soon, Thanks Chuck