Caramelized Onion, Smoked Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausage and Gruyere Stuffed Russet Potato

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Tonight, I was going to be having dinner alone, which …. I’m not gonna lie, I was looking forward to, just a bit. I was looking forward to eating dinner while doing a little reading for my upcoming bookclub. Knowing I’d be having dinner alone, I wanted to pick something that I would really enjoy and that didn’t take much effort. I decided on a stuffed russet potato.

I stopped at the market this afternoon and picked up a package of Smoked Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausages and some gruyere cheese, a russet potato and a yellow onion. There are many different flavors of chicken sausages – choose one that suits your tastes.

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I started by cooking my potato in the microwave. I placed it in for 8 minutes and cooked it on high. I normally bake my potatoes in the oven, but since it was just me, I was looking to make dinner rather quickly. While the potato was in the microwave, I heated my chicken sausage in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes. I also took this time to caramelize my onion.

Once the potato was done, I placed it on a small pan and sliced the top open so I could stuff it. I sprinkled kosher salt and fresh ground pepper onto the potato before piling the onion into the opening.

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I then cut the sausage into slices and then in half, and added them to the potato.

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Lastly, I added about 1/8 cup of shredded gruyere cheese.

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I put this into the oven for 5 minutes, until the cheese had melted.  I decided to serve the potato over a bed of arugula.

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This was the perfect dinner for one, or for a family (each individual having their own potato, of course).

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Ingredients

1 russet potato

1 small yellow onion, sliced

Gruyere cheese, shredded (1/8-1/4 cup)

arugula

kosher salt

freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Bake potato either in oven or microwave (whatever you choose based on your timing).
  2. Heat chicken sausage as per package directions for sausage you choose. Slice when done and cut each slice in half.
  3. Heat olive oil in small skillet, add onions and cook over medium-high heat until they are caramelized – about 5 minutes.
  4. Once potato is done, place on a small baking sheet, slicing a slit on the top of the potato. Sprinkle open potato with salt and pepper and fill with caramelized onions.
  5. Add cut sausage to potato and cover with gruyere.
  6. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  7. Serve over a bed of arugula.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

 

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