This Bangers and Mash recipe is a delicious way to celebrate all things Irish . . . or British!
Whether your get-together is in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, as part of Halloween or just a pleasant gathering of friends and family on a misty evening, Irish sausage with all the trimmings is satisfying comfort food.
Some consider Irish sausage and mashed potatoes pub fare, but this spicy dish surprises many who think British Isle cuisine quite bland.
Irish sausage and mash have lowly origins, poor farm families.
Old families are proud of their proprietary sausage recipes handed down for generations. Mixtures include meats of one or more sources, such as ground lamb, pork, veal and beef. In reality, underprivileged families used whatever was at hand to feed their empty bellies.
Cooking methods vary as well, with families swearing by one method over another.
Purists enjoy the flavor and texture of banger links boiled until cooked through in Guinness, or other favorite gluten-free beer or ale of their choice.
Another following believes the best flavor is had when Irish sausages are grilled.
Sautéed on the stove top, barbecued, broiled or baked, these sausages are incredibly tasty anyway you cook them . . . same with the mashed potatoes and onion gravy.
Serve my Bangers and Mash recipe with green peas fresh from the garden, baked beans, Irish Soda Bread or Spotted Dog, and a pint of your favorite gluten-free beer or ale, and you have a yummy crowd pleasing feast.
Did You Know?
There is an entertaining song named, Bangers and Mash, sung by Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren, stars in the 1960 British romantic comedy, The Millionairess.
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