Rich had spent a day feeling achy and tired and sleeping a lot, so, when he got up, I tossed out the idea of “Breakfast for Dinner” – which would be waffles and sausages.
As I knew it would, the meal plan was warmly welcomed, and I set about looking at ways to cook the sausages.
I did not know that there were quite so many interesting options!
I decided to go with “boil, then fry” – but then went and made a couple of wee, tiny changes to the concept.
I love precooking our brats in beer and butter, so thought, why not beer for breakfast sausages? And, of course, because I am me, Sherry Peppers Sauce needed to be involved as well.
Worked a treat!
•Breakfast sausage links
•1 tbsp Sherry Peppers Sauce*
*No Sherry Peppers Sauce? No Problem! Simply add a bit of decent sherry (none of that “cooking” stuff) and a dash or three of your fave hot sauce, to taste.
Arrange the sausages in a single layer in a large pan and drizzle with the Sherry Peppers Sauce.
Add enough beer to come up around 3/4 of the way up the sausages and set the heat to medium high.
Bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, in the beer 12 to 15 minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium low and continue to cook four minutes.
Turn and cook another four minutes, until you have nicely browned sides.
Remove from the pan and keep warm until your waffles are ready.
A note about the pan: I used my default deep non stick pan and, as you can see, the bottom was a blackened mess by the time I was finished cooking.
Once you’ve removed the sausages, deglaze the hot pan by adding water and, while still over the heat, bring this back to a boil, scraping all that black goo from the bottom of the pan with a non-metallic scraper.
As you can see, it worked a treat and cleaning up the pan was no big deal.
Note: you could, if you wanted, mebbe use coffee in place of the water, add some additional seasonings and make a kind of red flannel gravy, which would be brilliant with waffles and sausages.
Or waffles and bacon.
Or… well, you get the concept.
We totally enjoyed our Breakfast for Dinner of freshly made (but, I cheated, from a mix) waffles, the sausages, and maple syrup from the state of Maine.
Ermmm… my waffles had the added embellishment of Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread; but my husband thinks I am more than just a bit weird that way.
Either way, breakfast or dinner. Nice!