Since my oldest daughter just returned from England, I asked her if she had Bangers and Mash when she was over there. She said no so I asked her if she saw it on the menu. She said yes but she didn't know what it was. My Dad said she never asked. My Dad said Bangers and Mash is a common pub dish.
I told my daughter that Bangers and Mash is sausage and mashed potatoes. She said she would have ate it if she had known. My family really liked this dish very much. It is an easy dish to make. The sausage and potatoes are served with a sauce or gravy. I will admit that I don't know how authentic my dishes will be this week but they taste good. The traditional gravy is made with a stock but when I went into the pantry I couldn't find any. The meal was done and I didn't feel like having anyone wait so I decided to make ours cheesy.Bangers and Mash
2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and diced
8 links beef sausage
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, sliced
2 Tbsp flour
4 cups milk
1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp heavy cream
salt and pepper
- In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water.
- Bring the potatoes to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
- In a skillet, add the oil and heat over medium heat.
- Add the sausage to the skillet and brown.
- Remove the sausage and place on a plate to the side.
- To the skillet, add the onion to the pan. Cook the onion until soft about 5 minutes.
- Add the flour to the skillet and cook for 1 minute.
- Whisk in the milk to the skillet and return the sausage to the pan.
- Cook the sausage for about 15 minutes until the liquid is reduce to the desired consistency. Stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the cheese.
- When the potatoes are done, drain the potatoes and mash.
- To the mashed potatoes, add the butter, milk, heavy cream, salt, and pepper.
- To serve, place the mashed potatoes on a plate. Place the sausage on top of the potatoes. Cover the sausage and potatoes with the cheese sauce.
Did you already know...
-Bangers and Mash is a traditional English meal.
-Bangers and Mash are often served with an onion gravy.
-A popular side to Bangers and Mash is peas.