23/05/2012

Bangers & Mash [Alternative]

Bangers & Mash is traditional British fair and loved, universally.

Thick sausages, mashed potato, thick herb gravy ... too gorgeous and should really be left alone, but, with a glut of cocktail sausages, a hankering for some bacon and in need of a carb-up, here's a fun alternative.

First, make up a load of "pigs in blankets", then make them angry! Sprinkle some cayenne pepper over. Commit to the oven at 200C/400F for 20 minutes, or so, until crispy.

Boil some potato, sweet potato, swede, any kind of root that takes your fancy and mash with butter. Fold some herbs in - I went for chives.

Steam some cabbage, spring greens, kale, something green that takes your fancy.

Make up a quick gravy from a chicken stock cube and some arrowroot. Chicken stock works well here for a lighter dish.

Plate up ... mound of angry piggies, dollop of mashed roots, handful of steamed greens, gravy alongside.

Dig in!

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