Sausages with Mashed Potatoes

Another yummy dish I prepared – got the basic recipe from the net – modified to suit “Indian conditions”

Ingredients

  • 8 meaty pork sausages
  • English mustard to serve
  • For the gravy:
  • 700 g onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 teaspoon plain flour
  • 600 ml brown ale
  • 600 ml fresh beef stock
  • 1/2 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
For the mashed potatoes:
  • 900 g floury main crop potatoes,, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 55 g butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Potato & Meatball Caserrole with Garlic Bread

I’m back at it – here’s something I just put together today, it was absolutely yummy – even if I say so myself 🙂

Ingredients

4 cups Mashed Potatoes
6 Meatballs, Can use frozen meatballs
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons Pasta Sauce
1 teaspoon Olive oil
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano, (Can use one sachet that comes with Pizza)
For Garlic Bread
5 slices bread
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon garlic, minced

Directions

For Potato Casserole:
1. Shallow Fry the meatballs
2. In a casserole dish, make a bed of mashed potatoes
3. Put in the fried meatballs – should be half inside the potatoes
4. Cover with pasta sauce, paprika and basil
5. Cover with cheese and oregano
6. Bake at 180 C for 12-15 minutes – until cheese starts to turn brown.

For Garlic Bread:
1. Melt the butter with garlic in a microwave
2. Butter one side of the bread slices
3. Bake at 180 C for 2-4 minutes

Yummm

Note:
Mashed Potatoes can be made conventionally by boiling potatoes, mashing with cream and butter
I prefer to use potato flakes (called Aloo Mash in India), with butter, little bit of milk, salt and pepper and heating in a microwave

Two eggs can be added to the casserole before baking to add to the flavour.

Pasta in White Wine Sauce

Ingredients

1 cup red onion, cut into narrow wedges
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
1-½ tablespoon flour
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup sun dried tomatoes, julienne-cut and packed in olive oil
½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
1 packet pasta, cooked according to package directions
1 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved

Directions

1. In large skillet, sauté onions in oil until onions are tender.
2. Add garlic and sauté an additional minute.
3. Stir flour into onion mixture.
4. Add wine and stir until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Add tomatoes, olives, basil, oregano and parsley and cook until heated through.
5. Gently fold in cooked pasta.
6. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Notes

Found this recipe on the net -modified as follows:

  1. Used 1 1/2 cups of wine (made it more potent)
  2. Used Cheddar cheese as I couldn’t get any parmesan cheese.
  3. Ate it accompanied with white wine (had to finish the rest of the bottle)

Seems like this blog is becoming more of a cookbook these days :-). Will get back to my photoblogging soon. Have many stories, just need to get down and write them . . . .

Baked Potatoes – Masala Style

Ingredients:

  • 8 baby potatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon jeera
  • 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Cheddar Cheese

Directions:
1. Steam baby potatoes in microwave steamer for 7 minutes
2. Heat the oil in an open pan
3. Add jeera and wait till it starts to crackle
4. Add onions, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, red chilly and cook on low flame till onions turn soft and light brown
5. Add tomato puree and heat for a couple of minutes
6. Add baby potatoes and heat for another couple of minutes
7. Transfer to microwave safe plate, sprinkle cheese and microwave for 2 minutes

Enjoy with garlic bread.

(Serves 2)