A sausage recipe for a quick easy dinner with a side of peas or steamed vegetables to douse in the homemade gravy. I have to hand it to the Brits, they come up with great names for food. Bubble and Squeak — roast leftovers fried up. Spotted Dick get your mind out of the gutter! TOADS in a hole. When I handed over a container of these sausages with onion gravy to the homeless man at the dog park and I told him what it was, his eyes lit up. But I doubt any vegetarian reads my blog! The onion gravy is what really makes this sausage recipe.
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Bangers and mash gets its name because sausages used to burst or bang while cooking, due to rusk dried bread being added to the meat. Mash, meanwhile, refers to the mashed potatoes. This recipe was a staple at our home in Dublin at Halloween. It is a very cheap, very traditional supper, and one that truly requires good sausage. Try to use a good quality sausage or perhaps even a bratwurst. Please note that this is a very thin gravy, as is traditional.
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This recipe for Irish Bangers and Mash is coated in a wonderful rich onion gravy and served over the best mashed potatoes. Just kidding…we never get tired of them. Nonetheless, this year I thought I would try something new, like this Bangers and Mash. Bangers are sausages and Mash refers to mashed potatoes. The name came about during World War I when there were meat shortages, so the sausages were made with a lot of water or dried bread, causing them to burst with a bang! This dish is very inexpensive and only requires pretty modest ingredients, so you really want all the elements to shine.
Bangers and mash is the familiar term for sausage and mash, a favorite British and Irish dish. The name bangers is believed to come from the habit of sausages bursting in the pan with a bang if cooked too quickly. Mash, as you may have guessed, refers to the mashed potatoes. Bangers and mash is quick and easy to make, and also makes a cheap yet very substantial meal.