Grilled Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage & Red Potatoes, Duck Fat Fried with Cumin Sea Salt & Cilantro Garnish Recipe

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Have a taste for a HOT hot dog with an upscale South of the Border touch? This is a hit.

Its a somewhat unusual sausage, but obtainable - or you can make your own (email me for the recipe).

I use duck fat here. I save the fat whenever I serve duck and I freeze it until I want that wonderful rich flavor in a dish. Of course, you may use the fat of your choice, or availability. Duck fat is often available in better grocery stores, in the frozen section.

In this dish, as I present it, I wanted to take the 'hot dog' to a new place. These are so good that no other condiments are necessary, however, I also pair this with a fresh, chopped veggie salsa - onion, tomato, a bit of serrano, cilantro, lime juice, well chopped and combined.

If you want to try something really tasty out of this recipe, but find the acquistion of some elements daunting - just try adding a pinch of ground cumin to the salt next time you make makes this dish.

This would be a light dinner for two.

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Servings: 2


Cost per serving $4.09 view details


  1. Bring thr fat to frying temp
  2. When the fat is ready, slide the disks in doing a single layer, don't crowd them.
  3. Fry, turning until golden brown, remove to a towel, pat with another towel and sprinkle the cumin-salt mixture lightly with a fine sieve
  4. Grill the sausages
  5. Repeat the frying procedure until all the potatoes are done
  6. Wash and towel dry the cilantro
  7. Chop the cilantro
  8. Arrange the potatoes around a plate
  9. Place the sausages in the middle of the potatoes
  10. Garnish with the cilantro and serve


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 538g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 1223  
Calories from Fat 910 74%
Total Fat 103.01g 129%
Saturated Fat 28.53g 114%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 3515mg 146%
Potassium 1948mg 56%
Total Carbs 67.97g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7.3g 24%
Sugars 4.27g 3%
Protein 8.14g 13%
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  • ShaleeDP
    November 5, 2014
    I like the spicy sausage. But this i like to try making soon.

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