One of my favourite aspects of cooking is finding fun, delicious and creative ways to transform a single ingredient into a variety of dishes; packed with different flavours, for different meals or occasions. It’s no secret that I support local pork farmers and embrace the versatility of pork. So, I went to a local butcher and picked up some Ontario Pork, Hot Italian Sausages; to have some fun, and create three sausage recipes - breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
We started the day with an Ontario Pork Hot Italian Sausage Frittata recipe! Truly, a perfect way to ‘kickstart’ the day, relax over brunch, but also a delicious, midweek dinner solution.
I’m sure there are thousands of meal ideas that work perfectly transforming delicious Ontario Pork Sausages into meals for any time of the day or any day of the week, but I’m curious… “What will you make next?”
- 8 large free run eggs
- 1/4 cup whole milk (or 5% cream)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (+ more for garnish)
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (+ more for garnish)
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 Ontario Pork - Hot Italian Sausages, casing removed
- 1 sweet red pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 1 jalapeño, seed removed, chopped
- 8 ripe cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 cloves garlic, chopped
- Salt to taste
- Preheat broiler and set rack to middle of oven.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, chives, parsley and pepper. Set aside.
- Cook sausage in 10” ovenproof cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Remove sausage from skillet and set aside. Drain excess fat.
- Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add the red pepper, onion, celery and jalapeno, cook until soft (stirring frequently 4-6 minutes). Stir in garlic and cooked sausage (cook for 1 minute more).
- Pour egg mixture over sausage/vegetable mixture and lower heat to medium. As mixture begins to set, use a spatula to gently lift cooked portions and allow uncooked egg to flow underneath. Cook until bottom is set, and top is beginning to set. Place skillet under preheated broiler until frittata is puffed and set, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.