Classic British comfort food found on goodhousekeeping.com
There’s nothing better than a hearty plate of comfort food on a rainy late summer day. That’s why you will love this triple-tested sausage and mash recipe which is not only quick but cheap to make!
900 g (2lb) floury potatoes, peeled and cut into even chunks
40 g (11⁄2oz) butter
1 red onion, sliced
2 level tbsp plain flour
450 ml (3⁄4 pint) hot beef stock
1 level tsp tomato purée
2 tbsp freshly chopped flat-leafed parsley
4 tbsp milk
2 level tbsp wholegrain mustard
1 tsp vegetable oil
8 thick pork sausages
 Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 15-20min until tender.
 While the potatoes cook, melt half the butter in a small pan and fry the onion for 10min until soft and translucent. Add flour and stir in, then cook for 1 min. Add the stock gradually, stirring the gravy until smooth. Add the tomato purée and stir in, then simmer for 5 min until thickened. Add the parsley, stir in and season.
 Drain the potatoes, then add milk and remaining butter, season and mash. Stir in the mustard and keep warm.
 Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the sausages for 10-12min, turning occasionally, until golden and cooked through.
 Serve mash and sausages on warmed plates, drizzling with gravy.