Pork, sweet and potato.
Benefits, Properties and Uses
Sweet potato sausage has a high content of nutrients, vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, minerals, with concentrated amounts of iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, zinc and magnesium, all necessary for the effective functioning of the body and for providing with energy.
Its sweetness gives the palate a different touch and the potato provides the fibre needed to improve digestive processes.
How is Sweet Potato Sausage prepared?
Sweet potato sausage is prepared and stuffed in the traditional way, at home, as dictated by typical recipes from Extremadura. The pork, high in its natural fat, is mixed with the potato and spices, and the sweet ingredient is added at the end.
It is kneaded until an amalgamated paste is obtained, which is then left to rest so that the flavours and aromas concentrate, thus accentuating the sweetness. The filling of the sausage casing is done carefully and firmly, compacting the mass without leaving any air in it.
The sausages are hung to dry, the sweetness of this sausage makes it an exquisite product, of great preference by those who enjoy sausages in their diet; roasted, fried, in stew or in tapas, it is a magnificent food.
The most famous recipes with Sweet Potato Sausage
The sweet potato sausage is a very attractive tapa option, either on its own or spread on bread as an aperitif. It has a particular and distinctive flavour that makes it suitable to be mixed with other meats, as well as the star of a main dish.
If you want a quick dish, the crumbs with sweet potato sausage with a touch of garlic and rosemary are the best option, also the salad of tomatoes, chard, chopped sheep cheese and sausage are a choice to prepare quickly and with no complications.
The sweet potato sausage sandwich with tomato, lettuce, caramelised onions and cheese is an excellent option for dinner. The stew of this sausage with lentils and potatoes is also a very well appreciated dish by people who usually combine it with rice.
For pasta lovers, this sausage is often combined with spaghetti and bechamel sauce, also as a filler with cauliflower and cheese sauce in cannelloni. One of the best vegetables to accompany it are aubergines and spinach without stems.
Contraindications or cautions
Those who have a problem with high blood cholesterol levels should mind their portions and the frequency with which they eat the sweet potato sausage.