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.
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.
I then cut the sausage into slices and then in half, and added them to the potato.
Lastly, I added about 1/8 cup of shredded gruyere cheese.
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.
This was the perfect dinner for one, or for a family (each individual having their own potato, of course).
1 russet potato
1 small yellow onion, sliced
Gruyere cheese, shredded (1/8-1/4 cup)
freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
- Bake potato either in oven or microwave (whatever you choose based on your timing).
- Heat chicken sausage as per package directions for sausage you choose. Slice when done and cut each slice in half.
- Heat olive oil in small skillet, add onions and cook over medium-high heat until they are caramelized – about 5 minutes.
- 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.
- Add cut sausage to potato and cover with gruyere.
- Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
- Serve over a bed of arugula.
Until next time, Kris