Bangers & Mash

Serves 8   Active Time 15 min.   Total Time 35 min.



16 pork sausages 
2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and diced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced 1 inch 
1/2 cup sour cream 
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
1 teaspoon white pepper
Fresh parsley, for garnish




  1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray, and add the sausage. Cook over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes, turning links often.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Carefully add ½ cup water to skillet. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until cooked through.

  3. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with 2 teaspoons of salt and enough water to cover the potatoes.

  4. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes are very tender.

  5. Drain the potatoes in a colander and let them cool for a few minutes. Press potatoes through a potato ricer or use a potato masher.

  6. Return potatoes to the pan. Add the butter, sour cream, milk, mustard, and season with salt and pepper. Whisk over a low heat.

  7. Taste for seasoning—mashed potatoes love salt and pepper.

  8. Place a mound of potatoes on each plate and top with two sausages. Serve.


© 2016 Jon Ashton