Long, long ago, when I was a lass (Hush, there were not dinosaurs roaming the landscape!), Mum made up a dinner out of some leftovers, odds and ends, and some produce from her tiny, not-very-productive garden. The garden tried its best, but it was fighting a losing battle against red clay soil, too much shade, and indifference. She named the dish "Slumgullion".
This happy combination of this-and-that has turned into one of my favourite summer meals. I haven't made it often, because it has a few things in it that T doesn't care for, and I'm too lazy to cook more than one meal at a time.
Last night, he had plans to spend the night with a friend, so I thought I'd make Slumgullion for dinner, and get a blog out of it, too!
The cast (to feed two folks...the recipe easily expands to feed more):
1/2 Summer sausage (or any kind of sausage-type meaty goodness)
2 medium Potatoes
1 Yellow Squash
2 -3 Campari (smallish) Tomatoes
Additional Players (optional):
Bell peppers, Mrs. Dash seasoning, fresh herbs, garlic, hot peppers, and just about anything you can pull from the garden that you think would go well in this mess.
Slice the suasage, as thick or thin as you like. Layer it on the bottom of a deep frying pan. Slice the potatoes and layer them on top of the sausage. Slice some onion, as much as you like, and layer it on. Next comes the zucchini......then the yellow squash... ... and finally the tomatoes. Dot with butter, a little salt and pepper......cover, and cook on medium-low heat until the potatoes are done, stirring only sporadically and very gently, if at all - sometimes, I just walk away from it and wait until the smell drives me crazy before I open the lid.
I know, it looks a mess...but trust me...mmm...
Serve with corn bread, or buscuits, or homemade bread, or just as it is. Yum!