Thursday, 10 September 2009
'Sausage' And Mashers
now we can get vegetarian sausages this is a favourite meal of ours - but if you want meat - use good pork or beef instead.
2 1/2 pounds small potatoes -- rinsed = (peeled if desired) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 large onion -- halved lengthwise, and sliced - (2 cups) 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups vegetable or mushroom broth 1/3 cup red wine 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 package soy "sausage" links - (8 oz) -- thawed if frozen, cut into bite-size pieces or use real pork sausages (grilled) for non-vegetarians 1 cup low-fat milk -- heated = (or soy milk) 1 teaspoon butter or margarine Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and salt and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, sugar and thyme and cook, stirring often, until onion slices are golden. Stir in flour and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Stir in broth, wine and soy sauce. Simmer until thickened, stirring continuously. Add "sausage" to gravy and simmer until heated through. Drain and rinse potatoes; mash with potato masher (add chopped or dried dill or horseradish if liked) . Add warm milk and butter and whip potatoes with hand mixer until fluffy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve mashed potatoes topped with gravy and "sausages." This goes well with chopped spinach and popovers!