Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bangers And Mustard Mash



    Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone. I'm part Irish and growing up in the Boston area,
    this holiday was pretty epic. I'm all about having everything green today. This dish
    is from my 'BFF' Ina Garten (a girl can dream) and when I saw it in the cookbook
    I knew I had to make it. I tweaked it a bit. I added gravy it made the dish divine.
    I 'm actually drooling over the pic I took ; )

                                                         Bangers and Mustard Mash

               2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
               Kosher salt and pepper
               1/2 stick of butter
               1/2 cup whole milk
               4 ounces of creme fraiche
               1teaspoons of Dijon mustard
               2 teaspoons of whole-grain mustard
               2 pounds chicken sausages
               parsley for garnish

       Place potatoes in a large saucepan with 1 tablespoon of salt and enough water
       to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the
       potatoes are tender. Drain the potatoes and return to the saucepan. Add the
       butter, milk and creme fraiche and beat the potatoes in the pan with a handheld
       mixer until very smooth and creamy. Add a little extra milk if too stiff. Mix in
       the Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, i tablespoon of salt and pepper.
       Meanwhile cook sausages in a skillet for 5 minutes on each side.
       To serve, mound a generous portion of potatoes on a dinner plate and top with
       sausages that have been cut diagonally.
       Note...I heated gravy and put it on the plate first then stacked and added parsley.
  

29 comments:

  1. Yum! We'll be heading to a friends house tonight for corned beef & cabbage. It's nice to have those traditions.

    Your daughter is just adorable! Love the slightly mischievous expression on her face.

    I'm hosting a Throwback Thursdays Party, and would love it if you swung by and linked up something you made/bought/did from before blogging. I can't wait to see what you bring.

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  2. Thank you for my dinner tonight. Enjoy St Paddy's Day.

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  3. Hi Val! I'm working my way through a new Ina Garten cookbook and everything is just scrumptious! This is one of my hubby's all-time favorites and makes me long for grilling days. Well-done on the photo too! Your daughter so cute! :-)
    Vanessa

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  4. What a cutie! I am soooo making this tonight, yum, and gravy was def a good idea, makes everything better. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. Looks amazing, love Ina!! Your daughter is beautiful! Happy St. Patty's day!!!

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  6. YUM! Happy St. Paddy's day to your sweet wee one:)

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  7. That dish looks divine, mouth watering divine. You certainly have an eye for taking great food pics. What sweet little face on that little girl of yours. Happy St. Patty's QT! hugs, jen

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  8. Great pics!! Your little girl in green is TOO presh! Such an adorable little munchkin!

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  9. I'm part irish and grew up near boston too!!!! ahhh! only I went FL and NC and you went Cali-bound =) jealllous!

    this looks so delicious i cant even stand it! I want some!!!!!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  10. And I too am drooling. Really! I am so hungry right now:)
    She is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!

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  11. Yummm - you've done it again. And your new blog layout...where have I been??? Love it!

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  12. I'm drooling over your pic too! We really should be neighbors, Val. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and to your precious little girl! She is absolutely beautiful. :)

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  13. LOVE the new layout! who designed it!?

    LOVE the photos- clearly you are mastering your camera and I would LOVE to have a bite!

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  14. That looks sooo yummy! (Almost as yummy as your cute daughter!)

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  15. this looks divine!!
    I'm not officially Irish, but when I Google my name, about four different Irish lasses come up- so at least my name fits for today! ;)
    Have a wonderful day celebrating with your family!!

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  16. Looks amazing. I wish I was eating this RIGHT now!!
    What a sweet picture of the sweet sweet beauty. She is magazine material! :)

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  17. I am new to your blog.

    However, I will admit the same. That picture is making me drool as well. I love amazing food pictures. I am going to hang around for more and be a follower.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  18. I wish I had had that tonight instead of Subway! Haha!

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  19. I'm drooling over the pic you took!! Happy St. Pat's Day girl!
    xx

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  20. Val, I didn't know you were a Boston girl!!! Knew I loved ya!
    My mother had this exact meal when we went out to lunch today, plus some black pudding (no thanks). Your little girl - toooooo cute!!
    Hope you had a happy St. Paddy's!

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  21. I don't know which is better - your food photography or your recipes! Happy St Pattys Day! XO

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  22. Your little leprechaun is prescious. And this dish looks scrumptious.

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  23. Oh my! This looks amazing. That pic came out great. Ina would be proud! lol Yes, still loving my camera. I'm playing with a speed lite and looking at other lenses. Reading a few books too which is fun

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  24. I'm drooling over that pic too and love the idea of mustard in mashed potatoes!

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  25. your blog always makes me salivate! your photos can make anything look oh so scrumptious! I am going to try this little recipe - I have been on a sweet overload so now I need something hardy!

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  26. Did I miss something in the recipe? When you say gravy, do you mean pan juices from the sausages?

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  27. HI Joyce, I just used jar gravy but, I think the juices from the pan would work, too.

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