Even though we planned to have our St. Patricks Day meal on Thursday, so the beach goers could participate, I intended to cook an Irish meal on Wednesday as well - my plan was for bangers and mash. However, I was pretty well cooked out and had the kitchen in decent shape, so I didn’t want to do many dishes – basically, I didn’t want to do the mashed potatoes. I had bought brats for the sausage – not a lot of choices here in small town East Tennessee – so I decided to proceed with them, but rather than mashed potatoes, I baked them. Another goal was to have no leftovers, except perhaps a brat.
I cooked the brats using a pretty traditional beer and onion method link and sided it with the baked potatoes and peas and carrots – they just got S&P and a knob of butter. I’ll call it bangers and bake and for my potato, I mashed it a little, added a knob of butter and some of the cooked onions. While I have two sausages for the pic, I could only eat one of them.
The local Irish TV cook uses the knob of butter term and I think I like it. I wish we used butter by the knob rather than tablespoon or stick here in the USA – of course it would wreck many recipes, as all knobs are not created equal :).
While it wasn't exactly bangers and mash, the MIL and I both thought it went down real easy.
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