Carb friendly dinner
Continuing my efforts to use up the pork samples I received from the National Bacon Week Launch I decided to cook the assorted sausages of Weisswurst, Swiss Bratwurst, German/Swiss Cheese Sausage and Chabay/Czabia 'spicy' farm style from Euro Master Smallgoods. My personal food challenge tonight was to cook sweet potato for the first time. Actually it's the first time I've ever picked one up in a fruit and vegetable shop. I decided to slice it length ways, place on an oven tray with olive oil, mixed herbs, paprika, salt and a sprinkling of one chicken stock cube. Baked for about 30 minutes at 220 degrees in my old oven. The reason why I chose sweet potato was that it was mentioned in the ad promotion for The Diet Solution as having less carbs than normal potato. I liked the taste of it so will probably think about having it again.
I cooked the sausages both by pan frying and grilling. I think I went overboard with the grilling of the white sausages including butterflying them but I really wanted to make sure they were cooked — I didn't really know how to cook these, perhaps I should have boiled like a frankfurt? Even though I probably killed all the moistness in them they still tasted OK and were soft to eat. The Chabay/Czabia 'spicy' farm style sausage had a nice spicy bite to it.
Euro Master Smallgoods: Weisswurst
Oven roasted sweet potato with assorted pork sausages and steamed broccolini, Chef Leong :-)