Hardcore Hobbit: Pork Sausage

I hummed and ha’d over this dish for a long time. Originally, I had wanted to make my own pork sausage…but then I realized that wouldn’t really be true to the game. We buy the pork sausage from the vendor. So, in real life I also bought the pork sausage. I found a really nice low fat one made by president’s choice. In the game pork sausage is made with spiced potatoes and (the real shocker) pork sausage. So, I concentrated on making some fun spiced potatoes on the side and served this with a tasty curry mayo (combine a bit of curry dip mix with a tbl of light mayo, very nummy with pork sausage). I know, it’s a bit racy to post a pork sausage on valentines day but…well…it makes me giggle and we all need a good giggle sometimes.

  • Low fat pork sausage of choice
  • 2 large red potatoes, cubed (I like to leave the skins on)
  • 1 tbl dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Curry mayo *optional, refer to the recipe intro
  1. Combine the parsley, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, onion, salt and pepper in a container. Add the cubed potatoes and shake to coat.
  2. Remove the potatoes and onions from the container and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 450F for 30 minutes.
  3. Score the top of the pork sausage. Prepare the sausage according to directions. I pan fried mine since it seemed to capture the “fried to perfection” essence of the recipe.

Serves 2. Since the pork sausage would vary according to the brand you bought I’ll just give the nutritional info for the potatoes. Each serving contains 318 calories, 2.2 grams of fat, and 8.9 grams of fibre. This is a really generous portion, you could probably feed four folks with it but I was really in a potato mood that night.

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