Recipe courtesy of Team A The Comedians

Grilled Polish Sausage topped with Caramelized Onions, Sweet Potato Mash, and Grilled Tomatoes

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

Polish Sausage with Caramelized Onions: 

6 links polish sausage

1 white onion, quartered and sliced

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons whole, unsalted butter

1/2 cup vegetable oil

Sweet Potato Mash, recipe follows

Grilled Tomatoes, recipe follows

Sweet Potato Mash:

2 sweet potatoes, medium

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons whole, unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon dried ginger

1 teaspoon minced chipotle pepper (optional) 

Fried Sweet Potato Triangles:

1 sweet potato, medium

Vegetable oil, for frying

Grilled Tomatoes:

5 small Roma tomatoes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Polish Sausage with Caramelized Onions: 

  1. 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. 
  2. 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:

  1. 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:

  1. 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.

Grilled Tomatoes:

  1. 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.