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Bangers & Mash

Discussion in 'Recipes and Ideas' started by Micawber, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Micawber

    Micawber Renowned Lifetime Member

    Try traditional Bangers and Mash with homemade onion gravy

    Sausages these days can be as exotic and tasty as you want. From free range Gloucester Old Spot, to Wild Boar, to Buffalo to Venision, Beef and any mix between. Add herbs, spices or chillies as you wish
    Plenty of butchers (or farmers markets) have wonderful 'home-made' recipes made with top quality ingredients. Some will make a batch to your own recipe.

    The mash. Well, this can vary from just plain potatoes right through the range to a goumet mix of potato, sweet potato and Kabocha. The imagination is your only constraint. Here again spices, chillies and mustards may be added to give the extra depth.

    The 'sauce' or gravy is as fully flexible as the main 'players'.
    Tradition dictates an onion base, but the variety of onions and method of cooking is down to the chef's magic.
    Personally I prefer Shallots to onions just because of the extra sweetness and the ability to take on the flavours of herbs and spices etc.
    Make it thick or make it thin. Try adding some roasted garlic or maybe some Cajun seasoning.
    Substitue water with milk or cream. Use vegetable base, chicken or beef as you like.
    Just be sure it's the crowing glory.
  2. Anon220806

    Anon220806 Well-Known Member

    Thats exactly our dinner tonight. Its something in the food line that Mrs Ash actually likes, from the UK. :D
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2013
  3. aposhark

    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Stop it, Peter....It's our favourite too.
    You're making me hungry now.
    I will have to eat some stilton with a glass of port now :erm:
    I hold you totally responsible :rolleyes:
  4. Micawber

    Micawber Renowned Lifetime Member

    Wow, how good is that.
    Others too enjoy bangers and mash.

    It's really one of dishes I prepare at least once a month. Usually each time a little different.
    It's such a simple and quick meal to prepare, yet very tasty hearty and so easy to vary.
    We're lucky in that we have a couple of really great traditional family butchers close by. One in our village and a great farm shop on the A508 heading towards Market Harborough.

    I'll write down and post a great little recipe I have for a low calorie (but really tasty) Cassoulet recipe.
  5. Anon220806

    Anon220806 Well-Known Member

    We just had bangers, mash and baked beans. :like:
  6. Micawber

    Micawber Renowned Lifetime Member

    Ah, yes baked beans. I'm quite fond of them, always have been.
    Have you tried those new Heinz baked beans with 5 different beans?
    My wife likes baked beans too
  7. Kuya

    Kuya The Geeky One Staff Member

    I like bangers and mash when I've bought some good 90% meat sausages or something similar, the ones that cost about £3 for a small package.. Good gravy too!
  8. Micawber

    Micawber Renowned Lifetime Member

    I've discovered that Waitrose has a huge variety of top quality and gourmet sausages.
    Yes, including buffalo.
    All manner of different textures and flavours.
  9. Methersgate

    Methersgate Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I'll second that: Waitrose's sausages and bacon are excellent.

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