Sausage and Apple Migas
While wandering the farmers’ market, I bought a loaf of Garlic Sourdough bread from Bread Coffee & Cake. I’d planned to make butternut squash soup for dinner, but wasn’t sure our boys would eat it. They would, however, eat bread, which they could dip into the soup to get used to its taste.
But that night, when I sliced open the sourdough, I realized the garlic was inside it, like an eclair filled with cream. Buttered and toasted, the loaf would taste fantastic, but my boys wouldn’t eat it as was. I wouldn’t eat it as was. I considered shredding mozzarella over it. Only my husband was already at the table, and I knew if I turned on the stove, I’d get the stink eye. Because with three kids under five, we’re like anchors at the dinner table. And if one of us gets up, our boat tips. Our unspoken rule is nobody stands up in the canoe.
But I hate wasting an expensive loaf of bread. So, this morning, I made migas. Migas is Spanish for crumbs; apparently, the Spaniards do a lot more with stale bread than we do.
Sausage and Apple Migas
- stale bread
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 apples, diced
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 sausages
We chopped the stale bread into bite-sized pieces. We put them in a mixing bowl and sprinkled them with water to soften. We set a damp towel over the bowl.
Next, I went to take our sausage out of the refrigerator to peel off their casings. Only apparently I bought hotdogs by accident. That’s what happens when you shop with your children. I’d go back to the store, but who knows what I’d end up with? Oh well. Guess we’re making hotdog migas.
We heated our pan, and then added olive oil. When it started to smoke, we dropped in the garlic and onions, and lowered the heat to a pleasant-sounding sizzle.
Two minutes later, we added the diced apples. A few minutes after that, we stirred in the hotdog. When the meat rendered its fat, we dropped in the bread crumbs and turned off the heat once they browned. I served our hotdog migas with scrambled eggs.
Matt liked it; he’s a sucker for anything with apples in it. And surprisingly our 4 y.o. liked it, too. I couldn’t get past the fact it had hotdog in it, which was the only part of it our 2 y.o. ate. But I will definitely make these again, only next time I’ll use sausage.
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