Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Do With Whatcha Got... Sausage Succotash

I've really been enjoying eating from the garden more, my Lowell's and my friends'. Last week we were privileged to go pick corn at a friend's family farm. So, I made a wonderful succotash. I've never eaten succotash before; but, it sounded like a great quick meal. I got the sausage on sale the week before. Total $ spent for the meal was $1.50 for 6 people! Here's what I did. Please forgive me if I broke some succotash rules. I made it up as I went.

Sausage Succotash
1 lb pork breakfast sausage, steamed then browned (or fried & drained)
2 quarts of corn fresh off the cob (or frozen)
1 chopped zucchini
2-3 small onions (or 1 large)
1 small green pepper, chopped
3-4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
This is a very forgiving recipe. I didn't actually measure. I just put in the quantities that I had and that looked good at the time.
Steam and brown or fry 1 lb of bulk sausage, breaking it up as you go. Remove from pan. Since I steamed, I didn't have any grease left in my pan; so, I added a tablespoon or so of butter to saute my chopped onions and peppers. Next I added the zucchini and stirred it for a minute or so. I added the corn and stir-fried it all until it was cooked, but the veggies were still just a bit crisp. I added the tomatoes last of all with a bit of salt and pepper. I just cooked it for another minute or two; then, it was time to indulge.
I ended up with several quart bags of corn in the freezer, one quart jar in the freezer, and lots of corn on the cob in the freezer.
Yesterday, I made a batch of bread and put one loaf in the freezer. I also froze half of a zucchini cake. Last week I put zucchini bread in the freezer. It will be nice to pull out when I need something quick.
Who's Finally Used Up All the Zucchini and Squash that I Have!
May I suggest?


  1. Nothing beats true fresh produce! The heat is back, think fall! :)

  2. Thank you for your post. I have never thought about making succotash, but after reading your recipe, it sounds really good. I will have to try it. Thanks for posting the recipe. Hope your garage sale went well. Keep posting these great posts.


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