Silver Springs Ranch is a local farm that raises livestock and sells their products at our local farmers market in Martinez, California. They specialize in grass fed and finished beef so I usually pass by their booth but today was different. They had a signboard that said ‘Loaded Potato”. We were looking for a side dish and this sounded intriguing. After asking the vendor we found out that it was actually a pork sausage mimicking a ‘Loaded Potato”. What really sold me was the third ingredient listed in the lower image. That’s right; bacon. The vendor said it was really filling because of the potato. Let’s give it a try.
I cooked it in a two stage process. I brought a pan of water up to a boil. I then turned off the heat and put the sausage package into the pan and covered. After 30 minutes it was pre-cooked and only needed a browning in a cast iron pan. Ms. Goofy loved this sausage. It was very mild and the potato flavor was very prevalent. It had plenty of gooey cheese which Ms. Goofy loved. I on the other had had my usual question. Where is the bacon? Unless you told me I would not have known bacon was an ingredient. I thought the sausage was okay but a little to bland for my fiery taste buds. I did eat every bite so it was a success in that department. Oh what culinary fun we have.