|Cocktail sausage omelette and baked beans in tomato sauce|
This idea is definitely one that has to be included in the, "What can I do with those leftovers in the fridge?" recipe file. I had been working on a project devising cocktail sausage recipes for serving in the form of hors d'oeuvres at parties. Somehow, I miscalculated and bought one pack of the quaintly named Wee Willie Winkie's sausages too many. There were twenty in the pack so I used eight the first day to make sandwiches for lunch and on the second day I got just a little bit more creative with the result being what's featured in this post.
|Wee Willie Winkie's sausages and eggs are only omelette ingredients|
Ingredients (Serves one)
12 mini (skinless) cocktail sausages
1 tbsp vegetable oil for frying
2 medium or large eggs
Salt and pepper
Small can of baked beans in tomato sauce
4 or 5 shredded basil leaves to garnish
|Cocktail sausages must be fried on a very low heat|
When you are frying mini skinless sausages, it is imperative you do so slowly, on as low a heat as possible. Begin by adding the vegetable oil to a small omelette pan followed by the sausages. Place on to your lowest heat and cook for twelve to fifteen minutes, shaking the pan gently every couple of minutes to prevent the sausages from sticking.
|Baked beans in tomato sauce ready for heating|
When the sausages are almost ready, put the baked beans in to a saucepan and on to a low heat. Break the eggs in to a bowl and beat lightly with a fork. Put your overhead grill/broiler on to preheat to maximum.
|Beaten eggs are carefully poured in to the pan with the cooked cocktail sausages|
Pour the eggs carefully over the sausages. You will see the eggs don't come anywhere close to covering the sausages but that was deliberate as this was a lunch dish for one person. If you wish to add four or even five eggs instead for a more robust meal or to serve two, you can easily do so. Turn the heat up to medium and cook for just a couple of minutes until you can see the eggs are almost but not quite set. Place the pan under the grill/broiler for a further couple of minutes until the eggs have completely set and puffed up slightly.
|Cocktail sausage omelette is halved and plated|
Carefully half the omelette with the edge of a plastic spatula and slide the halves on to a serving plate as shown. Spoon the beans in to the gap and garnish with the basil.
|Baked beans are spooned on to the plate beside the sausage omelette|