I was on my own this week, so I did a recipe from last year since it was one of my all time favorites. The husband does NOT like fennel, so I get to go wild and cook with it when he’s gone which is fine with me. MORE FENNEL FOR ME! It’s pretty basic – Sweet potatoes, roasted with fennel at 350F in the oven for about 45 minutes (or until the potatoes are just about tender), and then the sausage is laid on top for the another 30 minutes. The way the flavors all melt together is just perfect, and it reheats well later too. The wee green things in front are more Mexican Sour Gherkins. I have ONE plant in the garden and it’s been going wild on me. I haven’t found another use for them other than nomming them down fresh, but I’m thinking a big jar of refrigerator pickles may be in order soon.
Sweet Potatoes with Fennel and Sausage:
Sweet Potatoes – Jack’s Farm
Fennel – North Star Orchard
Turkey Sausage – Mt View Organics
Mexican Sour Gherkins – My Garden
Non Local – Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper