Do you ever experience those kinda days when you’re just too lazy or tired to cook? A bunch of people have told me that I am gradually turning into a cook-house chef, especially after they have seen all the elbow grease recently done by me in the kitchen, but the truth is, there are certain days where I simply desire to rot, not cook and eat just anything that’s available in the fridge. Yogurt, slices of cheese and bread, peanut butter and jam sandwich, and there are times when ordering a takeout is way more easier than walking to the fridge.
Sometimes we would just order a pizza or burgers on these lazy days, however I am aware of the fact that fixing a bowl of soup noodles would take less time than the food delivery. It is just that, on these kinda days, I find it so hard to convince myself that it would barely take any time and effort at all to make a bowl of noodles or an egg sandwich.
Today was one of those days, but it wasn’t as bad cause I still wanted to “cook something” and also I didn’t want to spend $25 on pizza or just eat instant noodles. Having a few staples in the pantry is really useful as it helps you get the food on the table anytime between 15 – 30 minutes. Ingredients like canned tuna, eggs, beans and sausages are really time savers when you want food quick and fuss free. Pair these ingredients with some fresh produce and you would end up with a meal that is more nutritious than those takeaways!
This One Pan Sausage and Potato hash are one of those lazy days recipe. Perfect for brunch and dinner alike. I mean, who has the time to roll out dough for breakfast/brunch? If you are one of those people who would roll out dough early in the morning, you are an inspiration… to many, I believe. Not to me though, as I need my beauty sleep. I rather punch some dough at 9 in the evening instead of 9 in the morning.
This recipe is really versatile as you can use whatever that is available in your pantry. In my case, chicken sausages, tomatoes, peppers and potatoes it was. You basically cut up the ingredients, drizzle some oil in a pan and cook the potatoes first before adding the rest of the ingredients. Too easy, I suppose? I served it with a simple garlic bread. It was just salted butter + minced garlic + dried parsley spread on slices of baguette and toasted for about 10 minutes. Easy peasy and again perfect for breakfast. I think next time, I would break some eggs on top of the hash and finish it off in the oven for more yumminess and added protein.
Don’t have a lot of time to spend on brunch or dinner? Give this One Pan Sausage and Potato Hash a try. You can almost prepare this with your eyes shut.
- 250g sausages, sliced (Any kind that you prefer)
- 1 small green bell pepper, diced
- ½ yellow, red or orange bell pepper, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 2 garlic - chopped
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- ¼ teaspoon of mixed herbs (Optional)
- In a heavy bottomed skillet, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes to the skillet and season with salt and pepper.
- Fry until golden brown and cooked through, around 8-10 minutes, stirring a few times to ensure even browning.
- Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the sausages and cook this for a couple of minutes.
- Mix in chopped garlic and cook for a further 1 minute.
- Throw in the peppers, tomatoes, smoked paprika, herbs and salt and cook for a couple of minutes. Serve hot.