Not so long ago, kosher sausages were not all they could have been, not by far, but they were all that was available. Now, with choices like Pomegranate Supermarket (1507 Coney Island Avenue – corner of Avenue L – Brooklyn, New York 11230; Tel: 718.951.7112) sausages or Jack’s Gourmet Kosher Sausages (here, here, here, etc..), the kosher palate can delight in a plethora of incredible flavors.
Sausages with Mustard Mashed Potatoes
(Adapted from 365 Ways to Cook – published by Firefly Books)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
- 8 Sausages (I used Jack’s Gourmet Kosher Sweet Italian Sausages, but any other of their selections will do as well).
- 2 onions, cut into wedges
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 apples cored and cut into wedges
- 3/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons chicken stock
For the mustard mash
- 2 pounds potatoes, quartered and scrubbed
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1-2 tablespoons whole grain mustard (I used Coleman’s)
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1 large bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
- dash of olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Put the potatoes into a large saucepan of cold water, bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, until tender.
- Meanwhile, fry or grill the sausages over medium heat for 10 minutes, turning them to get an even color. Add the onion and apple wedges and cook with the sausages for 6-7 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes well. When they are cool enough to touch , peel them, then mash well so they are nice and creamy. Add the margarine, mustard, garlic and a good sprinkling of salt and pepper to the potatoes and continue mashing. Taste and add more mustard if you want. Stir in the the parsley and olive oil.
- Transfer the sausages, onion and apple to a serving plate. Pour off the excess fat from the pan to leave about 1 tablespoon, then mix in the flour. Gradually stir in the stock, bring to a boil and stir until thickened. Season and strain into a serving dish or pitcher.
- Pile the mashed potatoes up on a plate and stick the sausages and onion wedges on top. Spoon over the gravy and serve.
Enjoy, gentle reader, enjoy!