Fried Potatoes and Onions/Peppers with Smoked Sausage
The benefits of peppers:
Green pepper or bell pepper is a type of pepper, it comes sweet and hot and has many benefits for the body.
Benefits of green pepper for the body
- It boosts the immune system in the body and prevents the risk of infection with viruses and infections
- Helps treat anemia
- Green pepper promotes eye health and protects it from poor vision
- Useful for pregnant women, it enhances the health of the fetus and protects it because it contains folic acid
- Protects the digestive system from disorders
- Stimulates the brain and memory
- It prevents cancer because it contains powerful antioxidants
- It benefits the skin and reduces signs of aging
- It benefits hair and prevents its loss
- Green pepper activates the body and strengthens muscles and joints
Benefits of hot green pepper
In addition to the above general benefits we add to it:
- Helps in losing weight
- Hot green pepper promotes eye health, as it is rich in vitamin A
- It treats migraines because it contains capsaicin, an analgesic
- Treats colds and relieves their symptoms
Benefits of sweet green pepper
- Promotes red blood cell production and prevents anemia
- Maintains bone health because it contains vitamin B6
- It benefits the pregnant woman and provides her body with the necessary vitamins for the growth of her fetus
- Important for nerve and muscle health
Benefits of green pepper for children
- Sweet green pepper has a sugary taste that is acceptable to children and is preferred in the child’s diet
- It contains vitamin A, which contributes to protecting children’s eyes from diseases
- It increases his immunity
- Improves digestion and prevents constipation
- It increases the concentration of the child and protects against brain problems because it contains folic acid
- It prevents tumors because it is rich in antioxidants
Benefits of green pepper for the stomach
- Protects stomach lining from ulcers
- Relieves stomach acidity
- Treats intestinal disorders
- It is an excellent natural laxative that increases bowel movement and facilitates digestion
Benefits of bell pepper for colon
- Protects against the risk of colon cancer
- Treats constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
- It helps moisturize the colon, which contributes to the expulsion of waste from the body because it contains water
Benefits of green pepper for pregnant women
- It prevents the risk of preeclampsia
- It improves bowel movement because it contains fibers that treat constipation
- It enhances the mental ability of the fetus because it contains vitamin B6
- Pregnant women prevent anemia
- The body gets rid of toxins that accumulate in the liver and kidneys
Benefits of green pepper for hair
Green pepper contains vitamin A, which helps in improving the scalp and keeps the hair moisturized and smooth
It also increases its growth and renews the damaged one.
Benefits of hot green pepper for sex
- Doctors confirmed that hot pepper increases sexual desire in both men and women
- Improves blood circulation, bringing blood to the genitals
- Increases testosterone levels in men
- Addresses the problem of weakness and premature ejaculation in men
Benefits of green pepper for the skin
- Protects the skin from the harmful effects of sunlight and burns
- Protects the skin from wrinkles and signs of aging by drinking its juice
- Stimulates blood circulation and increases collagen production
- It nourishes the skin, increases its freshness, and is included in many masks
Benefits of green pepper for the heart
It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and enhances its health because it contains many vitamins, including vitamin C
Sweet pepper seeds
Studies have shown that pepper seeds have many benefits because they contain a large amount of vitamins and minerals
Maintains heart health, prevents blood clots, and reduces heart attacks
Also, pepper seeds contain a high percentage of vitamin A, which helps in enhancing vision and strengthening the immune system in the body.
2 lbs. baby red potatoes (you can also use regular red potatoes or gold potatoes), cut into 1 – 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 onion, sliced into thick half circles
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 oz smoked sausage or kielbasa (I use smoked Polish kielbasa), cut into 1-inch pieces
8 oz fresh mushrooms (baby Bella, white button, etc.), cut in half or quarters
1/4 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 Tablespoon spice/ dry herbs blend
salt, ground black pepper
fresh herbs, minced (parsley, thyme, chives, dill, etc)
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit (I used the convection setting on my oven, although if you don’t have that option, it will still work.). Place a large rimmed baking sheet into the oven at the same time, so that it heats up while you are prepping all the ingredients.
Scrub the potatoes really well and cut them into 1 – 1½ inch pieces. Place them into a medium pot, and fill it with water, so that the water is just barely covering the potatoes. Bring it to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, covered, just until the potatoes are halfway cooked through. Drain the potatoes.
Meanwhile, cut the mushrooms in half or in quarters if they are very large. Slice the onions into thick half circles. Cut the bell pepper into 1-inch pieces, and slice the sausage into 1-inch pieces.
In a large bowl, combine the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, olive oil, minced garlic cloves, fresh thyme salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a mixture of dry herbs.
When the potatoes are halfway cooked, gently toss them with the mushroom and pepper mixture, along with the sausage.
Take out the searingly hot baking sheet from the oven and quickly spread everything out in one layer.
Roast in the preheated oven, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes, until the vegetables are all cooked through and golden brown, turning everything over halfway through cooking. You can broil the dish during the last few minutes of cooking to give it extra brownness and a slight char.
Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley, thyme, chives, dill, etc.
Make Ahead: Prep all the ingredients, without placing them onto the baking sheet. Store in the refrigerator up to 2 days. When you are ready to serve, preheat the oven with the rimmed baking sheet in it and then proceed with the rest of the steps.
You can use any cooked sausage that you like. I buy my sausage from a local Polish store, where they make their own sausage. It is SO delicious. The sausage that I used this time had a really smoky flavor, so it gave that same smoky flavor to the rest of the vegetables. However, you can use any kind of sausage that you prefer.