Homemade Bangers and Mash

28 Jul

We went to McGreevy’s for his birthday and what does he want the following week? Bangers and mash…Thankfully, there is an Irish butcher shop next to where I get my nails done! Two birds, one stone. Purchased some fresh Irish bangers (aka sausage) from an Irishman rocking a fedora (all the guys wear them there).

It was practically 90 degrees every day last week so I opted for frozen steam and mash potatoes.  I am a potato purist so I got the plain kind.  Quick and easy here’s what you do!

4 large Irish bangers

1 bag of steam and mash potatoes

Milk (I used skim. Nothing says “I’m being healthy” like skim milk with butter and mashed potatoes)

Extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper

butter (I don’t specify an amount because everyone is different..and some people are like Paula Deen and use butter like water)

Cook the potatoes according to the directions on the bag. Heat a skillet and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a tablespoon of butter. Place bangers in pan. Listen for the sizzle. Don’t turn it up too high or they’ll just burn on the outside. Total cook time for the bangers was about 15 – 20 minutes because I like them super crispy. Turn the bangers over and cook the other side. Once they’re brown on both sides you could cut them in half and finish cooking them cut side down.

Mash the potatoes with a splash of milk and season to your liking with salt and pepper. I held back from making them loaded mashed potatoes and didn’t add cheese, sour cream and crumbled bacon…it’s a delicious idea though!

Serve hot and c’est si bon!!

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