Today’s post marks a milestone here at Never Enough Thyme. This is the 100th post! When I started this blog back on Super Bowl Sunday, I wasn’t sure exactly where it was going. But over the following weeks it settled into a rhythm of recipe posts based primarily on my southern culinary roots. I’m sure you’ve heard me say that I enjoy all types of food, but my heart will always belong where my roots are planted…firmly in the deep south.
To celebrate the 100th post and to thank all of you who are so kind to stop by and read the recipes that I post, I’m doing a giveaway. The prize is a gift box of some of my favorite south Georgia food products from Stripling’s. Details of the giveaway and how to enter are at the end of this post. (CLOSED)
If you don’t know about Stripling’s, let me introduce you! Stripling’s is known all over south Georgia for their sausage. They started out years ago as a small family-run grocery store. Today they still maintain the family atmosphere but they ship their wonderful products all over and their super-secret, famous sausage recipe just cannot be topped by anyone. They even have a web site now so you can order your favorites online. They’re located on Georgia Highway 300 near Lake Blackshear and Cordele. If you ever find yourself driving on I-75 in Georgia, take exit 99 and drive a few miles down the road to their store. You won’t be disappointed. I promise! I still travel down to south Georgia about once a month and on my way back I always stop at Stripling’s to pick up some of my favorites. Whether it’s their fresh pan sausage, their smoked sausage, the Mayhaw jelly, or pickled okra, I know that whatever I bring back with me will be wonderful.
So, of course, the recipe that I’m sharing with you today uses a Stripling’s product – their mild smoked sausage. It’s a sausage potato hash and I hope you’ll like it. Of course, you can substitute any smoked sausage, but it won’t be quite the same!
1 (16-ounce) package smoked sausage, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 (32-ounce) package frozen Southern style hash browns
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Start with 1 pound of smoked sausage. Your choice of mild, medium or hot! That’s a pound of Stripling’s mild smoked sausage in the photo.
Cut the sausage crosswise into slices and brown them in a large nonstick skillet (about 5 minutes on each side). Remove sausage slices from the pan. Drain off the fat, reserving about a tablespoon of drippings in the skillet.
Sauté the onion and green pepper in reserved drippings 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. You’ll notice my little bag of chopped onion in the picture. That’s because I can’t stand to cut onions or garlic first thing in the morning, so I did that the night before and it was all ready for me the next day.
Add 1/2 of a 32-ounce package of frozen southern style hash browns, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the potatoes are browned. Stir in the sausage, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Now wasn’t that easy? Put a couple of fried eggs on the side and a hot, buttered biscuit and you have a memorable southern breakfast.
Giveaway Details! Giveaway ended in November 26, 2009! Thanks for entering. Now for the giveaway! One lucky entrant will win a Stripling’s Southern Breakfast Gift Box. The prize includes 2 lbs. of Stripling’s Smoked Sausage, 1 lb. of Stripling’s Sliced Country Cured Ham, 1-16 oz. jar of Stripling’s Mayhaw Jelly, 1 lb. Red Rind Hoop Cheese, 1 bottle of Cane Syrup, and 1 package Biscuit or Pancake Mix. If you don’t know what Mayhaw jelly or cane syrup, or red rind cheese are, just send me an email and I’ll be glad to explain! They are very southern, very south Georgia food products! All you have to do is leave a comment to this post! That’s it. We don’t make you jump through hoops here! Be sure to include your email address in the comment form so I can contact you if you’re the winner. The contest will run through 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. The winner will be announced later that evening. One note: because the gift box contains refrigerated items, it can only be shipped to US addresses. Good luck!
And, most of all, thanks to all the wonderful people who have supported me and encouraged me to keep posting to Never Enough Thyme. You all mean the world to me. I wish I could give every one of you one of these gift boxes!
Disclosure: I am in no way whatsoever affiliated with Stripling’s. They have absolutely no idea who I am. I could walk in there right now and nobody would know me from anyone else in the store. I just like their products and want to share some of them with you!