Friday, December 22, 2006

Another (and very popular) "bites for drinks"

Before I embark on lovely winter stews and casseroles, there is one other "bite" stand-by that has been a huge success with guests in my house.

This is garlic sausage (usually bought cheaply in France, or almost any other available sausage), coated in a vinaigrette of olive oil, vinegar, pepper, salt, pressed garlic and dried dill.

Make this coating in a serving dish, mixing it together with the fingers.

Cut the sausage lengthwise and place each on the flat service of a board. Cut these half sausages into two millimetre slices.

Coat all slices in the vinaigrette mix.

Decorate with a sage leaf or two - or sweet basil leaves.

To make these bites takes very little time. They are very garlicky, but people love them.