Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes

Serves 4

1 package of smoked sausage
(Peel if necessary, and slice into rounds)
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
5 large potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
olive oil
fine sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
sweet paprika
dried thyme
a handful of greated strong cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark 6.  Line a large 
baking tray (with sides) with several sheets of foil, and 
drizzle with a bit of oil.  Spread the oil out over the pan.  
Set aside.

Put the sausage rounds, onions and potatoes into a large bowl.  
Drizzle with a couple TBS of olive oil and season to taste with 
salt, pepper, paprika and dried thyme.  Toss together with your 
hands until everything is evenly distributed.  Pour this out 
onto the baking tray, and spread it out as much as you can.

Place into the heated oven and roast for 45 minutes to an hour, 
stirring every 15 minutes or so, until the potatoes are golden 
brown and tender.  Turn off the oven.  Scatter the cheese over 
top of the cooked meat and potatoes,  Pop back into the oven a 
few minutes to melt the cheese.  Serve immediately.