This was a difficult review for me to write as I would have loved to have tried the suggested sausages from D'Artagnon and I adore European food. However, after I priced the sausages with delivery, the dish would have been close to $40, which I think was unreasonable. That said, what I did was make it w/Emeril's garlic and artichoke sausage. I'll try it again w/Emeril's sun-roasted tomatoes. I also used (as I always do) Glenn Muir roasted tomatoes. However, I cut the bread crumb topping by half as one cup looked like it would work. As modified, I think it was a delicious dish and leftovers froze and reheated well. If I happen upon the sausages while on long-distance shopping trips (which are frequent--no gourmet stores out here--I'll try it as written. However, I would concur w/the others that modifications don't seem to harm the dish. But, dang, I'd really like to taste the real dish.
Such great comfort food! I feel sorry for the folks who haven't experienced this hearty, easy-to-make meal. Made with only a few alterations (sorry, here in the boonies, I'm not finding any duck sausages!) Thanks!
I simplified this recipe: I used turkey sausage instead of the mix suggested. I also reduced the quantity because I am not much of a meat eater. I sprinkled the stew with a Bavarian spice mix from Penzeys Spices. Moreover, not having a Dutch over, I prepared the stew in a large skillet and then poured it in a pan and placed it in the oven for the indicated cooking time. With all these modifications, it may or may not taste like the real thing. But it was a great dish, with a lot of flavor, quite easy to prepare and with all the right nutritional values. I will definitely make this again.