Happy St. Patty's Week! This is not so much a recipe as an easy weeknight meal idea. It also doesn't have to be St. Patty's Day to eat it. Once again, TJ's (Trader Joe's) has provided the inspiration for a weekday meal. I sampled these "bangers" at lunch and had to pick some up for dinner. I know this is a simpled recipe and wasn't going to write it out, but at work today, a coworker revealed they didn't know how to make mashed potatoes and I had a "duh" moment when I realized not everyone grew up cooking so here goes.
- 1 package of "bangers" (any sausage will do)
- Potatoes, if red, leave the skins on and just clean
- 1 bag frozen peas
- 1 large onion, julienned
- a handful of thyme, minced
- a handful of parsley, minced
- some sour cream, yogurt, or milk
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- and of course... BEER!
- Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Boil.
- Meanwhile, saute "bangers" in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned on all sides and the juices run clear. Remove from skillet and cover.
- Saute onion until edges are browned and caramelized...mmmmhh.
- Warm some of the butter in a pan with the minced thyme. Add the frozen peas and heat until warmed.
- Check potatoes, if soft enough for a fork to relatively easily go through them, then drain.
- Heat butter in saucepan you boiled potatoes in. Add garlic and saute until fragrant (30 seconds to 1 minute). Add potatoes, parsley, a dash of sour cream, a dash of milk, salt and pepper to taste and MASH baby MASH. If dry, add more sour cream and milk in small increments until you get the consistency you want. I like a rough mash... that's what she said (I <3 you Office).
- Serve. Eat. Drink Beer.
Happy Hump Day!
Also please consider participating in the blogger day of silence in support of the relief efforts in Japan. I definitely will be.