Friday, May 20, 2011

Turkey Sausage With Potatoes

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The manufacture of sausages began over two thousand years ago, and it is still a growing industry. While some of its basic practices are almost as old as civilization, the industry is constantly adopting new developments in processing in the light of later scientific and technical knowledge.

Sausage has been an important item in man's diet for twenty centuries. The first recognizable mention of this meat food is found in a Greek play called "The Oriya," or "The Sausage," written about 500 B.C. Thereafter the word for sausage occurs with frequency in Greek writings. It's also a favorite food of the Romans, at one time becoming so popular for festive occasions that it was placed under the ban of the early church.

The modern word "sausage" is derived from the Latin ~salsus~, meaning salted. The term was probably originally applied to cured or salted meat generally. In the days of old people did not have refrigeration to preserve their meat and so making sausage was a way of overcoming this problem.

Dry sausage was born as a result of the discovery of new spices, which helped to enhance, flavor and preserve the meat. Different countries and different cities within those countries started producing their own distinctive types of sausage, both fresh and dry. These different types of sausage were mostly influenced by the availability of ingredients as well as the climate.

Some parts of the world with periods of cold climate, such as northern Europe were able to keep their fresh sausage without refrigeration, during the cold months. They also developed a process of smoking the sausage to help preserve the meat during the warmer months. The hotter climates in the south of Europe developed dry sausage, which did not need refrigeration at all.

Basically people living in particular areas developed their own types of sausage and that sausage became associated with the area. For example Bologna originated in the town of Bologna in Northern Italy, Lyons sausage from Lyons in France and Berliner sausage from Berlin in Germany, in England they became associated with the county's, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Lincolnshire, Cumberland.
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Turkey Sausage With Potatoes
Copyright 2011 Christine's Pantry. All rights reserved.

Ingredients:
1 (14 oz) turkey smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 small onion, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce
olive oil

Directions:
Place olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add, sausage, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, cook until slightly brown. Add potatoes, just before potatoes are fork tender, add onions. Cook until potatoes and onions are fork tender. Enjoy!


 


22 comments:

  1. Gotta say...love sausages...always have....

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  2. I think i can do the same procedure but using a different type of sausage.

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  3. That is a delicious meal!

    Interesting read about sausage..thanks for sharing!

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  4. Enjoyed reading about sausages... Who doesn't like sausages? :) And the potatoes and sausages sound like a fabulous meal! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. I have never seen turkey sausages of any kind, maybe I should make my own :-) This sounds really yummy. Diane

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  6. Haven't had breakfast yet...I would take that delicious plate of sausage and potatoes, and scramble a couple of eggs over it and I would be "good for the day" full, and satisfied:D

    buzzed you from foodbuzz!

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  7. Hi Elisabeth, that does sound good eggs over the top of the sausage & potatoes.

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  8. Hi Christine. Just wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. So nice to meet you! You have some great recipes on here. Love this one!

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  9. Hi Country Cook, nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by. Would love to have you come back and visit.

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  10. Great little history lesson about sausages. I love pretty much ALL sorts of sausage, so this meal appeals to me a lot!

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  11. This looks delish! Everyone's cooking with potatoes lately...and I can't resist! And I bet your kitchen smelled great, too, while it was cooking! Yum! : )

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  12. I love this kind of meal, as well as my family!Thanks for sharing a bit about it, and have a great weekend!

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  13. Cool I had never thought that the word salsiccia (sausage in Italian) derived from salted (salsus) and "ciccia" which in Italian means "meat"! Thanks for that! :-)

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  14. Loved the sausage history!

    Your meal sounds wonderful and comforting!

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  15. Hi everyone, thanks for the nice comments, love them all.

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  16. That's a plate of comforts! Can't go wrong with the combination of potatoes and sausages.

    Angie

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  17. They look and sound delicious.

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  18. It sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing the info about sausages...

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  19. itz looking yummy....nice post...

    You hv got very wonderful sapce....
    plz visit my space when time permits...
    I'm ur happy follower now......

    DeepthiDigvijay
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    Coffe With Me Deepthi

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  20. Hi Deepthidigvijay, thanks for stopping by. I will be happy to visit you.

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