Sausage and mash up

Sausage and mash up

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From Pasta to Pancakes
Serves
2-4
Photographer
Claire Peters

When I first began uni, ‘mash up’ was the term used to describe partying and mashed potato. A weird combination; however, mash was very often consumed on a Friday night before going out partying and eaten with lots of mates, beer and wine. You can add just milk, cream and seasoning to it, but you could also add mustard, pesto, garlic, peas, apricots, rosemary, or cheese. It’s so versatile, just remember to season well.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
10 large white potatoes, chopped roughly, such as Maris Pipers
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 sausages
100g butter
150ml double cream
150ml milk

Method

  1. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan of water and bring to the boil for about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan and add the sausages. Cook on a medium heat for 10–15 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Drain the potatoes then put them back in the pan. Mash them until there are no lumps and then add the butter. Mix well and mash in the cream and milk.
  4. Taste, and season very well with salt and pepper. Serve with the cooked sausages.

Serving suggestions:

  • A plate piled high with mash, sausages and a good squeeze of ketchup and mustard.

Leftovers:

  • Cold cooked sausages will keep in the fridge for 3 days and are fab eaten cold. To reheat them, place them in a frying pan over a medium heat for 5 minutes.

Optional extras:

  • Add 2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary and/or 2 peeled, crushed garlic cloves to the plain mash along with the milk and cream.

Variations

  • Mustard mash: Using the recipe above, add 3 tablespoons of English mustard with the milk and cream.

    Pea mash: This is an Irish recipe and is wonderful as an accompaniment or just eaten on its own. Bring a small pan of water to the boil and add 300 g frozen peas. Cook for 5 minutes. Drain and add the peas to the mash along with the cream and milk.

    Pesto mash: Add 3 tablespoons pesto with the butter and do not add the cream or milk.

    Cheesy mash: Add 110 g grated cheese with the milk and cream.

    Garlic mash: Add 3 crushed garlic cloves to the mash along with the milk and cream.
Tags:
student cooking
easy
healthy
budget
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