Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is one version of a traditional English dish -- true comfort food!
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 1 sprig rosemary
- salt and pepper
- 1 kg potato (King Edward are good)
- 12 good quality pork sausage links
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 400 ml milk
- 1⁄2 tablespoon smooth Dijon mustard
- 50 g butter
- vegetable oil
- Preheat the oven to 400 F or 200 degrees C.
- Place onions, rosemary and a bit of salt in a small saucepan and cover with 1 cup water.
- Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat immediately.
- Cover and cook, stirring once or twice, for about 15 minutes until the onions are very soft, uncoloured and most of the liquid has disappeared.
- Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and cut into chunks.
- Rinse and boil in lots of salted water.
- Also, smear the sausages with oil, then place in a casserole dish and cook in the oven for about 30 minutes, turning half way through.
- Finish the onion sauce by boiling hard if necessary to get rid of any extra water.
- Discard the rosemary stalk, sift the flour over the top and stir.
- Add the mustard and 1 cup of the milk.
- Simmer gently for at least five minutes to cook the flour and make a thick, creamy sauce.
- Make the mash by draining the potatoes, adding the remaining milk and butter and mashing until smooth.
- Whip with a wooden spoon to make the mash light and fluffy, adding extra butter or milk if it's too thick.
- Divide onto plates, top with the sausages and a generous spoonful of gravy.
Mmmm! True comfort food. My husband can't eat pork, so I used beef sausages instead. Still stasted good. Its easy to make. I served it with peas and honey/sesame carrot and it was wonderful. Do try it.
Easy and flavorful - I think the choice of "bangers" have a lot to do with it, too. We use Johnsonville's Irish Garlic Sausage and slice it since it comes in rather large links. DH requests this dish about once a week. Thanks for the great recipe.
I've used this recipe for its onion gravy several times, so thought I ought to weigh in. I just simmer kielbasa for 20 min. and use a good instant potato mix, but the gravy makes it special! There's only two of us eating it so I use 1 onion. We love it, thanks!