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It Was a Bangers and Mash Sort of Night (with Pictures)

There are times when I wish that I had lived abroad in the United Kingdom or Europe. I had such a desire to do so, but it was not "in the cards" for me.

But having done a little bit of traveling, and also having met friends from all over the world, I have an appreciation for many foods.

Tonight was a sausage and mash night, and I had some sausages that I purchased from the shop, "Proper British Bacon." I wrote about it in the story, "Proper Meat Market Sells Proper British Bacon and then Some. "

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First, I assembled a few simple ingredients--Lincolnshire Sausage, an onion, mushrooms and a gravy packet (from England). I would have liked to have some sweet, red bell pepper, but this will have to do. Then I browned the sausages in a tablespoon of oil.

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I added the large onion, sliced, to the pan to soften the onions. Then, I added a half-pound sliced mushrooms, and placed the sausages and vegetables in an ovenproof casserole. (This is where I would add sliced red bell pepper.)

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Packet was mixed with a cup of water and added over the sausage and vegetables, stirring gently to mix; then I covered the casserole and put it in the oven at 350F degrees for one hour.

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Serving it up on my plate with pan-roasted Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes, using the sauce as a gravy for my potatoes, it hit the spot tonight. Thankfully, I have plenty left over for a couple more meals.


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SoundNFury wrote on April 7, 2015, 3:55 AM

Wow, that looks delicious! I'm sure it was awesome, plus you have leftovers!

CoralLevang wrote on April 7, 2015, 3:57 AM

C'mon over! I'll heat it up for you. emoticon :winking:

MegL wrote on April 7, 2015, 4:03 AM

We have sausages and mash quite often, though I never make it as a casserole. Adding onions and mushrooms makes a really tasty meal.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on April 7, 2015, 5:25 AM

Bangers and mash is the proper British term for this dish Coral emoticon :winking: The next time you have some British bangers have a look on the internet for a Toad in the hole recipe, this is sausages cooked inside Yorkshire puddings, equally delicious.

msiduri wrote on April 7, 2015, 8:02 AM

There was a time I could eat this. Damn not being 25 forever! But I can understand your enjoyment of it.

CoralLevang wrote on April 7, 2015, 9:16 AM

I actually have "bangers" (with that name) in my freezer from the same shop. I thought that it was a particular type of sausage. Or are all sausages called as such?

CoralLevang wrote on April 7, 2015, 9:42 AM

Because of the onions and sprouts, I take Beano (enzymes) first.

CoralLevang wrote on April 7, 2015, 9:43 AM

I hear you. I'm in the same boat. I just don't eat it all that often.

CoralLevang wrote on April 7, 2015, 10:01 AM

Like I shared up in the piece, I wish that I would have had a red bell pepper, as it would have been in there, too!

valmnz wrote on April 7, 2015, 4:56 PM

Oh I do love bangers and mash occasionally. A bit of gravy or sauce turns them into a tasty meal, all sopped up with the mashed potato.

Alexandoy wrote on April 7, 2015, 6:26 PM

This post made me hungy. And the pics, wow, salivating, waheehee.

CoralLevang wrote on April 7, 2015, 6:42 PM

emoticon :smile: I haven't had sausages in a long time. I have a Scottish friend that swears by the Colman's packet, though I will probably opt out the next time. $3.49 for a packet of a bit of gravy/sauce was too much and it did not wow me. I can do better, I think.

valmnz wrote on April 7, 2015, 7:24 PM

Yes CoralLevang , definitely better when you make your own emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on April 7, 2015, 7:29 PM

Glad you liked them, Alexandoy !

CoralLevang wrote on April 7, 2015, 7:30 PM

Perhaps, I could get Sister Julia, Child of God, to help me out. LOL

maxeen wrote on April 7, 2015, 8:42 PM

I agree! Too much!

CoralLevang wrote on April 7, 2015, 9:42 PM

I LOVE Yorkshire pudding, but haven't made it in years. Early settlers in this country did it in muffin tins, as I recall, and they called them "popovers." I remember those days looking at the recipes and they were the same ingredients. I will have to try the Toad-in-the-hole recipe sometime. Sounds delish!!

Hollyhocks100 wrote on April 8, 2015, 5:47 AM

All sausages are called bangers in some parts of the UK, when served with mash. If you make toad in the hole part cook your sausages in the tray you will add the Yorkshire pudding mix to, I like to brown mine a little first and also add onions during the browning phase too.

PriscillaKing wrote on April 8, 2015, 8:22 PM

Looks tasty!

CoralLevang wrote on April 9, 2015, 1:01 AM

I froze two of the sausages. Freezer top shelf. Help yourself. I'll be home on Friday night. LOL