Bangers and Mash

October 27, 2014 by Jenny Melrose
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I was unfamiliar with Bangers and Mash until I stumbled upon The Food Network cooking show Beat Bobby Flay, which if you have not seen before OMG you need to watch it.  I adore Bobby Flay mainly because he makes meals that I know my husband will love {yep we’re huge bbqers in our house}.  Plus, I just love all the new cooking shows that are competitions.  My obsession with Master Chef is a bit neurotic over the Summer.  I’m reeling myself back in here or this could be an entirely new post.  In the episode I watched, Bobby Flay was challenged by a chef from Boston, MA to make Bangers and Mash and they both took on the traditional meal by adding in a non-traditional twist to it.  I did the same!  My twist totally makes this Bangers and Mash recipe a perfect Fall meal!

Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash

I added in APPLES to my Bangers and Mash.  I know!  Who would have thought!  I’ve seen a ton of recipes with apples lately and after the success of my Turkey & Smoked Gouda with Cranberry & Apples Panini {when I say success, I mean my husband and girls liked it} I couldn’t help myself.  The apple gives this a sweet, tangy flavor that is absolutely perfect over  my traditional Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  I made sure to keep the Garlic Mashed Potato recipe separate so that you can be sure to just use that recipe as well.  I’m known as the mashed potato queen in my house so be sure to double or triple the recipe depending upon the number of people you need to serve.  Mine is written for mashed potatoes for four.

Bangers and Mash with Apples

The night I made this recipe it was damp and cold so I did not feel like cooking my sausage on the grill.  You could definitely prepare it that way and you wouldn’t need to butterfly it or boil the sausage for that matter.  The purpose of broiling the sausage and butterflying it was to give the sausage a nice crispy outside and definitely worth the extra 3 – 5 minutes that I did it for.

Bangers and Mash Easy Dinner Idea

 

Bangers and Mash
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
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Serves: 4
A comforting meal of bangers and mash with a sweet twist of apples
Ingredients
  • 5 sausage links
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 5 apples peeled, core, and sliced
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • Mash ingredients
  • 5 Russet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS salt or salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Start the mashed potatoes.
  2. Poke holes in the sausage links and boil for 7 minutes
  3. Saute onion in butter until translucent.
  4. Add in apples, vinegar and brown sugar.
  5. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  6. Butterfly the sausage and put under the broiler for 3-5 minutes to brown.
  7. Place onion and apples mixture over mashed potatoes and top with butterflied sausage.
  8. Mash Potatoes Directions:
  9. Boil the chopped potatoes and minced garlic until the potatoes are soft {about 10 minutes}.
  10. Once the potatoes are tender drain them in a colander and then put them back into the pot. Add in butter, milk and salt and blend until the potatoes are creamy.

 

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