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Skillet Cajun Potatoes eith Andouille Sausage

Course brunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun-potatoes-with-andouille-sausage
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 414kcal
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 2 lb red potatoes quartered
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning [more or less to your taste]
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 medium leeks green tops removed and sliced
  • 3 clove garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme rough chopped and divided
  • ½ teaspoon fennel or cumin seed
  • 1 14 oz smoked andouille sausage ¼-inch on bias

Instructions

  • In a large skillet heat a few drizzles of olive oil. Add the potatoes to the pan and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning, salt and black pepper to your taste. Let the potatoes cook for several minutes and brown on one side before you attempt to turn them to prevent them from breaking up.
  • Remove the green tops from the leeks and slice into ½ inch slices. Place into cold water and use your hands to "swish" around to remove any sand trapped between the layers.
  • Cook the potatoes for 12-15 minutes then add the sliced leeks, minced garlic, fennel seed and 1 teaspoon fresh thyme. Sprinkle with the remaining Cajun seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes until the leeks begin to soften and brown.
  • Slice the sausage into ¼ inch slices on the bias and add to the pan. Continue to cook over medium heat for another 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender and the sliced sausage has browned.
  • Adjust the creole seasoning, salt and pepper then sprinkle with the remaining chopped thyme before serving.

Notes

Sliced onion wedges or green onions may be substituted for the leeks if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 1143mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1052IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg