This is one of those dishes that I came up with on the fly because of what I had on hand. Often I make dishes from things I find in the fridge and not with the intention of making anything great. More often than not, my husband would say, “This is so good! Remember it for next time!” I tell him it’s nothing special and I’m sure I’ll remember it next time. I also like to challenge myself to come up with recipes in a pinch so I don’t write it down for that very purpose! 😛
One of the things I learned from one of my cooking class teachers about baking food (not baking sweets) is you can bake at a higher temperature if you’re short on time. One of the students asked the chef how long we should bake a dish for. The chef answered, “it depends on how much time you have. If you have more time, you can use the standard 350 degrees and if you have less time, put the temperature higher to speed up the process. Just watch the oven”. I never thought of that. When I read a recipe for baking food, I always follow the temperature precisely. When I cook on the stove, I adjust the temperature throughout to speed up the process. So it makes sense that you can do it for baking food as well. It is great advice from my teacher and I hear her voice assisting me every time I bake something savoury.
This experimental Memorable Dish is a quick one-dish dinner that could be made fairly quickly. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner. I made this dish at 350 degrees for an hour the first time and this time, I baked it at 400 degrees for a shorter time. I kept an eye on it and it turned out great both times. I hope you try to experiment making different dishes with whatever food you have on hand. Please share and let me know how your experimental dish turns out 🙂
- 3 medium Potatoes, large cubes
- 1 medium Onion, large dice
- 1 Red Pepper, large
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 4 pieces of your favourite Sausages, cut into 1-inch pieces
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Place and mix all the vegetables, salt, pepper and oil in a large baking dish.
- Put the cut up sausages with the vegetables and mix.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes until slightly brown. Mix the sausages and vegetables halfway.
- Depending on how big you cut your vegetables and sausages, it can take longer or shorter to bake.