Slice the sausages on the diagonal and cook in a grill pan over medium-high heat, until grill marks form, about 3 minutes on each side.
Saute 1 quartered and sliced white onion in a medium pan in extra virgin olive oil until tender. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and 1/4 cup of sugar to the pan and coat the onions evenly. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan and continually stir the onions until they are brown. Top sausages with onions and.serve with Sweet Potato Mash and Grilled Tomatoes.
Sweet Potato Mash:
Salt Cut 2 medium sized sweet potatoes into small, 2-inch cubes and boil in salted water, in a large pot, until the cubes are fork tender, about 7 minutes. Once the sweet potatoes are fully cooked, drain the water from the pot and place into a medium sized bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of butter. Add 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin, cinnamon, and ginger. For added heat, add 1 teaspoon of minced chipotle pepper. Mix together with a masher or wooden spoon until the ingredients are fully integrated, then set aside.
Fried Sweet Potato Triangles:
Slice the sweet potato into 1/8-inch triangles. Fry the triangles in vegetable oil in a medium sized saute pan until crisp. Use the triangles as a garnish in the sweet potato mash.
Place the tomatoes in a large pot of boiling water for approximately 2 minutes. Remove the tomatoes and immediately shock them in ice water. Once the tomatoes are cool, peel away the tomato skins. Cut the tomatoes in 1/2, and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the tomato halves in a grill pan, and cook until each side is seared, roughly 3 minutes per side. Remove the tomato halves from the pan and set aside.
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