Bangers & Mash

Ingredients

1kg of russet potatoes, cut into quarters
1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
8 Thick chicken/beef sausages
1 Holland onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
230ml of beef stock
50g of unsalted butter
50ml of double cream/milk
1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh chives, finely chopped
4 spring onions, finely chopped
The mash can be made the night before. Just make sure to keep it chilled and when you are ready to eat it, just pop it into the microwave, covered, on high for 1 minute! And Voila ! It's ready to be eaten .

Instructions

1. In a large pot, boil the russet potatoes over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes have softened.
2. In a saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat and sautee in the chopped onions until soft, but not coloured. Stir in the mustard and then pour in the beef stock. You may use chicken stock instead if you want.
3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes or until the gravy has thickened. Add in salt and pepper, mix well. For extra flavour, you may add in rosemary to the gravy while it is simmering.
4. Next, in another frying pan, add a little vegetable oil and fry up the sausages until cooked through.
5. Drain the cooked potatoes in a colander, then mash it in a bowl. Add in butter, cream, salt and mix well with a wooden spoon. To get fluffy mash, stir the mash vigorously until light and fluffy. Toss in the parsley and chives until evenly mixed.
6.Then, to serve, Place mash potatoes onto individual plates, arrange the sausages onto the mash mounds and pour over the gravy.Garnish with the chopped spring onions. Serve hot.
7.Mash potatoes can also be made the night before, all you need to do is pop it in the microwave for 1 minute on high (covered) and it'll be just as good !

Bangers and mash was always something I would whip up during the fasting month. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s so delicious! It’s a dish that is very popular amongst the British and  it’s something that will just keep you coming back for more. The epitome of comfort food. Try it out and tell us what you think !

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