Sausage & Mash

 

 

Sausage & Mash
 
Everyone loves Sausage & Mash. Rich creamy potatoes and savory onion gravy make the perfect companions to The Proper Sasuage.
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Cuisine: Comfort
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2lb The Proper Sausage
  • 2lb russet potatoes
  • 1 tbl kosher salt
  • 2oz butter
  • 4 tbl milk
  • 2 tbl creme fraiche
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Sausage: See sausage cooking instructions on the Cooking Instructions Page
  2. Mash:
  3. Use a potato peeler to pare off the potato skins as thinly as possible, then cut the potatoes into even-sized chunks – not too small; if they are large, quarter them, and if they are small, halve them.
  4. Put the potato chunks in to a large pan of boiling water, sprinkle the salt all over them, put a lid on and simmer the potatoes until they are absolutely tender – they should take 20-25 minutes.
  5. The way to tell whether they are ready is to pierce them with a skewer in the thickest part: they should not be hard in the centre, and you need to be careful here, because if they are slightly underdone you do get lumps.
  6. When the potatoes are cooked, drain off the water, return them to the saucepan and cover with a clean tea cloth for about 4 minutes to absorb some of the steam, then add the butter, milk and crème fraîche.
  7. When you first go in with the whisk, use a slow speed to break the potatoes up, then increase it to high and whip them up to a smooth, creamy, fluff