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Sausages with Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

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


  • 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

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

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


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


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


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.

Baked Potatoes – Masala Style

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009


  • 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

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)

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