I am ridiculously amused by the word soysage (if you haven’t guessed soysage is soy sausage). Tonight We made 101 Cookbook’s Kale & Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes which was pretty good but not quite as good as her picture suggests – maybe if I hadn’t overcooked the potatoes and took the time to fry shallots it would have been better (probably). Oh well, it was still good. And Veggie Sausage & Apples, as the recipe is actually called, comes to me via Tara of DIY Librarian (I’m pretty sure there aren’t any recipes lurking on her blog as that wasn’t how she passed the recipe on to me). Anyway, veggies sausage and apples is delicious, I usually serve it with mashed potatoes, though she also suggestion noodles as the accompanying starch (I bet it’d be really good made with regular sausage too – just the plain jain bulk stuff). I know neither of these dishes look fabulous but they are delicious.
Kale and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes from 101 Cookbooks
Veggie Sausage and Apples from Tara of DIY Librarian
- 14 oz vegetarian sausage (she recommends and I used Gimme Lean)
- 1 t sage
- 1/2 t thyme
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 t olive oil
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 2 medium apples, sliced 1/4-1/8 inch thick (I prefer tart apple, also something that holds it shape)
- 1 t thyme
- 2 t brown sugar
- 2 t cider vinegar
- 1/4 c water
In a bowl mix together the sausage, sage and herbs. Heat a non-stick skillet up with the tablespoon of oil and add the sausage in small chunks (the veggie sausage is some sticky stuff, you might want to either have a second set of hands or add the oil to the skillet before touching the sausage). Brown the sausage, breaking it up more if needed. Remove the sausage from the skillet (a paper towel lined plate works nicely).
Add the remaining teaspoon of oil and let it heat up. Add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until soft. Now add the apples, thyme, and brown sugar and cook for another 10 minutes or so. You will want to stir often. Finally add the sausage back to the pan, stir well and add the vinegar and water. Continue cooking until everything is hot and serve.