Bangers actually refers to the sausages. This is a typical English pub food although I should be charged for sacrilege for using broccoli instead of peas. If you’ve read my previous post, my husband has a deep-rooted dislike for peas so I had to substitute the greens. I managed to get my hands on some really good hot Italian sausages so I was excited to try a variety of dishes.
This dish makes me want to have a pint of beer to go with it, although frankly speaking…my limit is probably one can. 😛 For more information on where to obtain these yummy sausages, you can contact this person (for KL and PJ area only);
Yeoh Woon Wei
BANGERS AND MASH RECIPE
A couple of hot Italian sausages
Potatoes, peeled and quartered
Red onions, sliced thinly
1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
2 tablespoons cream
1. In a pot of boiling water with a pinch of salt, add your peeled and chopped potatoes.
2. In another deep pan, cook your onions in olive oil and a bit of butter. Cook in low heat till they caramelised, add your balsamic vinegar and dried parsley.
3. Add your beef stock to the onions and let it simmer for 2 mins. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
4. If you like it thicker, add cornstarch and water. Add your cream at the last minute with the heat off, if not it would curdle. I probably added a bit too much cream in the photo.
5. When the potatoes are fork tender, strain them and transfer all to a food processor. You can use a masher if you’d like but I like my food processor. Add your butter and cream. Pulse till you have a creamy, sticky consistency. Season with salt and pepper and add your scallions, pulse again. If you like it creamier, add more butter and cream.
6. Cook your sausages with a bit of olive oil, my sausages had a good amount of fat in them so I didn’t need so much oil. Cook them till they’re browned on all sides on a pan or a grill.
7. Plate everything, mash, sausages, the steamed broccoli. Pour gravy on top. Eat while hot with a COLD glass of beer!
Note; You can replace the broccoli with any other vegetable, like PEAS!
God save the Queen!