Reading Harry Potter always makes me hungry.
“Does it have much food in it?” my dad asked. My family sat around the dinner table digesting and I had just admitted I felt obliged to run a Harry Potter post.
My mom and I gasped, fighting over each other to exclaim “yes, it has lots of food. They’re always eating.”
Reading the books, seeing the movies is a mother-daughter bonding activity. My dad never participated…don’t think he ever had any interest in…the fantastical and magical side of fun.
Which is why he didn’t know how these books are rooted in the everyday. The first books are obviously filled with riddles. The later books, more consumed with plot, are secretly trivia riddled. Magical wonder fills them all. But as we know, every good lie is based in truth.
Truth is what makes it seem so plausibly real.
That’s why when so many are making pretzels or asparagus into wands I went a little more traditional. Sausage is the first meal Harry eats as a wizard — cooked by Hagrid when he brings Harry’s letter of acceptance. It is also the first meal he eats cooked by Molly Weasley — who Harry proclaims as one of the best cooks he knows. At least I think it is. I loaned the book out and never received it back. I checked out the movie, but it’s a little hard to tell if that’s a bite of sausage speared on Arthur Weasley’s fork.
This post is, appropriately, a tad bit behind the times as I was far behind the Harry Potter curve. Having any interest at all is due (almost) entirely to my mom, but I would never admit that.
Now, I don’t think this is exactly the type of sausage being eaten in Harry Potter, but I’ve been wanting to try it for a couple years now. Though very tasty on its own, a little more tweaking is called for. I was going for a pork chops and apples in convenient sausage patty format.