Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sausage Hash Brown Skillet

Okay so my post this morning on my Facebook page Momma's Hungry Thoughts was asking you all what your favorite thing to fix for breakfast on the weekend is. Well my answer was sausage hash brown skillet. The recipe is more of a throw together type of arrangement. My dad used to make this frequently when I lived at home. You can either keep it pretty mild or kick it up a bit heat wise with some chili pepper.

Sausage Hash Brown Skillet

1 lb of your favorite ground sausage or pork (You can use Italian sausage or even chorizo if you are feeling a bit edgy.)

1 pkg frozen tater tot potatoes or you can use diced frozen potatoes

1/2 a green bell pepper diced

1/2 a red bell pepper diced

1 medium onion diced (I prefer sweet onion)

2 T cooking oil (I am now using grape seed oil and love it).

1 small cayenne pepper (finely diced if you want some added heat). If you don't have a fresh cayenne pepper you can always substitute dried cayenne pepper to taste (normally not more than an dash or two. That stuff is potent!

Salt and pepper to taste (I am a garlic pepper junky so I tend to use it in place of regular ground pepper).

My dad used to even add some Italian dried seasoning to the mixture at times too. Have fun with adding your own twist to the recipe.

In a a medium sauce pan I brown up my ground sausage until cooked through. I drain off the grease and then set aside.

In a large skillet I heat up my oil and pour in my whole package of tater tots. When they have been cooking for about 15 minutes, that is when I add the bell peppers and onion to the skillet. Let the tater tots, bell peppers and onion cook up and even start to brown up.

I like to break up my tater tots a bit so that they aren't in their original tot shape any longer. Once your tater mixture is close to being to the browned stage that you desire (I like it pretty the bit of crunch to some of the potatoes), add the sausage to the mixture.

This is when you would also add the cayenne pepper if you wanted to kick it up a bit.

Remove you Sausage Hash Brown Skillet from the burner. Dish up and enjoy. My husband enjoys adding a few splashes of hot pepper sauce to the dish. Of course I think he has an asbestos tongue.

You can add or take away ingredients depending on your or your families taste.

I little confession on my indulgence side of thing would be to top your Sausage Hash Brown Skillet with a fried egg. MMMMMmmmmmm.


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