Thursday 4 November 2010

Sausage Pie

Nothing quite beats a potato crust pie. That super creamy mashed potato with a crust will always compliment whatever is beneath it. When I have the time I would always try to prepare my Shepherds Pie recipe but the Sausage Pie is a very tasty quick & cheap alternative.


The Sausages are cooked slowly in a frying pan, you will then add to a onion & mushroom sauce that will go over the sausages before finally adding your creamy mashed potato. All is put under a hot grill to form a crispy crust. Again this is one of my meals in my €5 euro meal concept.

2 Generous Servings            Cost of Meal €4           

Ingredients 
 
6 Large Sausages
1 Red onion
1 White onion
6 Mushrooms
1 Tomato
Clove of garlic
1 Devil Eye Chilli (optional)
250ml Beef Stock
1 heaped teaspoon white flour
1 Tbsp Tomato Puree
6 large potatoes
2 Spring Onions
100ml Cream
Knob of salted butter
Tbsp Olive oil
Tbsp Brown Sugar
 

Cooking Utensils
Chopping Board
Sharp Knife
Potato peeler
Potato Masher
Oven Dish
Frying pan


Preparation

- Peel potatoes & chop into even sized pieces
- Coarsely chop your onions & chop mushrooms into 1/4s
- Deseed tomato & chop only the flesh
- Finely chop garlic, spring onion & chilli


Cooking
Tip: The key to cooking the perfect sausage is to cook on a low-miedium heat very slowly. Never prick the sausage as you want the juices to remain in the sausage
- Remove cooked sausages from pan and place back on a medium heat. Add your White onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add your red onion and cook for a further 2-3 minutes
- Add your mushrooms, garlic & chilli (if using) and cook all together for 5 more minutes
- Turn heat up to high and add your brown sugar. You will caramelize the onions & mushrooms for aprox 1 minute 
- Turn heat back down to medium heat and add your white flour and mix completely
- Add your beef stock, tomatoes & tomato puree and stir
 
- Cook on a medium heat for aprox 5 minutes until sauce becomes thick
 
- To mash potato add your cream & butter to your cooked potatoes with salt & pepper – half way thru mashing add your spring onion. 
 
- Thinly slice each sausage into 3 pieces & line on the bottom of your oven dish
 
- Add on top your Onion & Mushroom sauce & on top add your mashed potato
 
- Melt butter and brush evenly on top of potato & place under a hot grill until crispy

ENJOY!!!!
 

2 comments:

  1. yum!!!!!!!1 reminds me of Jeans "sausage surprise"

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  2. i guess they must be beef sausages?

    (hee hee!)

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