Bangers & Mash is a traditional English dish that's simple, cheap and filling. No need to be excluded from enjoying this treat if you're vegetarian -- just try some of the many meat-free sausages available. In England, Quorn sausages are a favourite of mine but the Linda McCartney brand sausages are also good.
- Grill or fry the sausages.
- The healthiest way is to grill them in the oven at 350 F or 180 C for 20-30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, boil the potatoes until tender.
- Drain potatoes and mash with milk, butter, salt and nutmeg until smooth.
- For the gravy, heat oil in a frying pan and sauté onions until nicely browned.
- Stir in the flour and then the mustard, followed by the wine. A few seconds later add the stock and allow to thicken.
- Pile the mash onto a plate, followed by the sausages and lovely spoonfuls of the gravy.
This made for a tasty, easy family dinner, and I particularly liked the light touch of nutmeg in the mashed potatoes. However, the gravy wasn't as robust as I had hoped; next time I think I will use beef stock instead of chicken, red wine instead of the white I used, and maybe add some chopped mushrooms. I baked the sausages at 350 and they were perfect after 30 minutes. Thanks for posting!
My British friends are always talking about Bangers and Mash, so I decided to give it a try. This recipe is absolutely the gourmet version for sure! I made a couple of adjustments. Firstly, I added a quarter cup of parmesan cheese in the mashed potatoes. Secondly, the gravy was made with onion, sliced sweet mini pepper and sliced mushroom to bring more flavor and color. Lastly, I followed Sackville's suggestion to bake my Mexican sausages and served with baby spinach. This recipe is highly recommended. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for posting!
I just made a vegetarian version of this recipe using smoked apple sage vegetarian sausage, red potatoes (smashed with almond milk and Earth Balance spread, salt and pepper. The onion gravy was really good made with a splash of beer (not wine), horseradish mustard (only choice) and Not Chick'n bouillon cubes and water. Amazing meal. My husband had regular sausage but ate the vegan gravy with no problem! Thanks for the gourmet recipe.