|Sausage, sauteed apples, sharp cheddar and an egg over easy|
One of my favorite flavor combos is apple pie and sharp cheddar cheese. Nothing goes better with apple pie, not even vanilla bean ice cream, than a nice aged sharp white cheddar. The salt perfectly offsets the sweet fruit. I've been having cravings since Thanksgiving. So Sunday morning, I decided that I was going to tackle it. I was going to have it for breakfast. That's right. Pretty ballsy.
But what else goes great with apple? Sausage. That must be why they have those apple-smoked sausages everywhere. So here are the meal deets:
2 veggie sausage links
1 chopped apple, sauteed to soften and cook down (pan fried)
Cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of salt to taste in the apple sauce
Sliced sharp cheddar
A fried or poached egg on the side
I used the Boca veggie sausage links. I find that a lot of the vegetarian sausage substitute have almost a metallic flavor to them. It's weird. I don't know if it's the spices or what, but I find that they really taste best when eaten with other flavors - maple syrup, egg yolk, apple sauce, etc. On their own it's a bit iffy and I try not to think too hard about what's in them. I suppose ignorance is bliss whether your sausage is made from soy or meat.
In any case, this is definitely going to be a go-to meal in the future. If you want a bit of fiber or a more filling meal, I would lay your warm sauteed apples over a nicely softened bed of shredded wheat. I was planning to do that, but realized that after months of neglecting the shredded wheat in my cabinet, that I'd finally tossed it out last week. Oops. So I added in an egg cooked over easy for a little more substance and protein.
I enjoyed this decadent breakfast with mug of coconut macaroon coffee mixed with eggnog.