Friday, March 24, 2023

Bangers & Mash And Fried Cabbage With Bacon For St. Paddy’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day fell on Friday this year and for our regular card group I decided against our normal corned beef and opted to go with bangers and mash.  I didn’t have any Irish sausage but decided the TPO (tomato, peppers, onions) from the Wurst Kitchen.

I looked at several ideas for this meal and opted to bake the sausages and several called for onion gravy but I just cooked some onions and made brown gravy so diners could have a choice of onions or not.

Bangers & Mash


8 high quality pork sausages

Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into large uniform chunks

S&P to taste


Warm buttermilk

2 small onions sliced into thin half moons

1 pkg. brown gravy mix


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Add a piece of foil to a pan and spray with Pam.

3. Add the sausages and bake for 10 minutes on each side or until nicely browned.

4. Cook the onion slices in butter until softened and a little caramelized.

5. Make the gravy per package directions.

6. Cook the potatoes to very done and mash or whip using your favorite recipe.

7. Fried Cabbage – For the cabbage dish I used Pam’s recipe for Fried Cabbage With Bacon from her “For The Love Of Cooking” blog but rather than reproduce it here, you can click on the link to head over to her site.

To serve, place a mound of mashed potatoes on each plate, lay the sausages on the mashed potatoes and top with onions and/or gravy and side with the cabbage.

The Verdict:

We all thought the meal was very good and Bev said she would definitely have it again.  Bev says she could have sausage once a week and she'd never eaten it until we met.

And of course the leftovers made for a good breakfast.  I had mixed the leftover cabbage with some of the mashed potatoes (colcannon) so I added some chopped sausage to them and nuked for a minute and a half.  I considered making a pancake and frying but didn’t want to dirty another pan.

I topped with a couple of fried eggs for a great breakfast - I love potatoes and eggs.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


03/17/23 meal date


  1. That photo of the browned sausages from the oven made my mouth water. And me too! Love potatoes and eggs.

  2. Larry, Wow! Eggs with cabbage...something I haven't tried for sure. Of course the fact that it has bacon in it certainly legitimizes it as a 'breakfast food'. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. The perfect St. Patrick's Day meal! I'm glad you served it with fried cabbage and bacon. Yum! Thanks for the shoutout & link.


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