Lammas Sausage Hoagies
- One large sweet potato
- Knorr Rice Pack – Creamy Chipotle
- Curry Powder
- Rolls, Pitas, Whatever
Fill a pot w/ rice, water & oil as directed on the bag. Boil. Stir sometimes, when you think it’s going to boil over or whenever you think about it… ‘cuz really, who has the time?
Dig around in the back of the junk drawer & find your peeler. Wash it off – there’s no telling how long it’s been in that drawer. Peel the sweet potato, and realize that skills honed by hours of monotonous work under the watchful eye of a grandmamma really DO stick with you.
Cut the sweet potato into small cubes. Use the wrong knife, because how tough can it be, right? Start cussing at the ungodly hardness of an un-cooked sweet potato, but refuse to change knives because you’re a stubborn-ass southern woman, and besides this knife is dirty already. Create permanent indentions in your hands from the cutting.
Check on the rice because it probably needs to come off the heat by now. Stir just for good measure.
Melt some butter in whatever’s handy.
Dump the squares of the sweet potato into a bowl. Ignore the fact that they’re laughing at and mocking you.
Pour the melted butter over the squares. Sprinkle on some cinnamon & curry powder to taste. DON’T taste it… just sprinkle. Mix well until it’s all coated.
If you’re going to taste the rice at this point – rinse off the spoon. Just sayin’.
Cover the bowl holding the sweet potato & shove it into the microwave. Close the door – it mutes the laughing.
Nuke for 5 minutes. That’ll show the bastards.
Fry up the sausage, breaking it into crumbles. Or hell, just buy the bag of sausage crumbles & nuke that too.
When the sweet potato comes out of the microwave, it will be very hot & properly chastened. Stir to make sure the coating is even.
Find a bowl & dump the sweet potato, adding sausage & rice until you have a well-proportioned mix. Taste liberally at this point – you’re the cook, nobody has to know.
If using hoagie rolls, texas toast, or some other similar bread, spread some butter & pop under the broiler just to melt it up & get it a tad crispy. Ignore the smoke coming off the never-used broiler. It adds flavor.
Before you burn the rolls, take out & fill with the “stuffing” you’ve made.
Sneer at the potatoes one last time… you showed them who was boss.
Step back & acknowledge a job well done!