Morteau sausage

Morteau sausage
In this recipe Morteau sausage is cooked on a bed of potatoes cut into medium sized pieces. The idea of this recipe is that the pricked Morteau sausage cooks slowly, so that its smoky flavour seeps down onto the potatoes - it's a pure delight.
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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

Keywords for this recipe:SausageMorteauSmokedPotatoes

For 6 people, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
Morteau sausage : Photo of step #1
Peel, cut into four, then wash and dry 1 kg 500 g potatoes.

They should be cut into equal pieces for regular cooking, washed well and dried to eliminate starch which makes them stick during cooking.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Put 3 tablespoons oil in a large non-stick pan on medium heat.

Add potatoes and stir well, do not salt.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Remove string, wood and label from 2 Morteaux sausage, then prick along whole length and all round with a sharp knife.

Stage 4 - 40 min.
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Place sausage on top of potatoes, cover with a lid and leave to cook 40 minutes on low heat, without touching nor stirring.

It's very important to not stir during this first stage of cooking; if not, you will get fried mashed potatoes...

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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At the end of this time, remove lid, leave sausage on a plate to facilitate next stage.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Gently stir potatoes to bring the ones already cooked from the bottom up to the top.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
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Prick sausage again, return to pan and leave to cook a further 20 minutes uncovered.

Stage 8
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Serve directly from the pan on the table, or on plates by dividing out pieces of sausage and potatoes.


You should not salt potatoes otherwise they will stick (and you will have fried mashed potatoes), or maybe at the end just to rectify, but if the sausage is good quality, this is unnecessary.

See the products page for more information on Morteau sausage.

And to drink?

Without any hesitation, a white wine from the Jura, if possible a savagnin grape: its very dry extraordinarily fruity taste, its nutty aromas go very well with Morteau sausage. I suggest you have a look at my best addresses page, to see my favourite supplier.


Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,899 Kcal or 16,324 Kj128 gr285 gr250 gr
195 %49 %27 %38 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
174 Kcal or 729 Kj6 gr13 gr11 gr
9 %2 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
650 Kcal or 2,721 Kj21 gr48 gr42 gr
32 %8 %4 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made, and dedicated warmly to Edith.

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