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sausages and mash

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Abitrary, 24 Jan 2008.

  1. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Jamie Oliver just made sausages and mash...


    Has anyone ordered sausages and mash in the pub and *not* realised they made a garguantuan error after about 2 mouthfuls?
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    That is what I had for dinner last night
  3. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Sausages cannot work with mash for a simple reason:

    Sausages are basically meat mash in bag, and cannot be accompanied therefore by more mash, unbagged or not.
  4. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    You hit the nail on the head - and that, my son, is why us Brits feel the urge to grill/fry our sausages until they have a rock-hard skin, preferably at least 5mm deep and composed of pure carbon!
  5. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    To be honest, I think it was a bit patronising of Jamie Oliver to expect cockneys to eat mash.
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    One of my favourite meals I must say. Three succulent bangers lodged in a mound of mash potatoes with half a tonne of veggies and then drowned in a lovely rich gravy. ;)
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Your mistake was to watch Jamie Oliver on telly and not expect to feel wound up.
  8. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Aha. Gravy. The final culprit in the unholy trinity.

    Gravy just turns mash into potato soup, and therefore an even less stable accompaniment to sausages.
  9. longers

    longers Veteran

    This is much better ;).
  10. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Mash only works with something like a lamb shank and a blackcurrant jus.
  11. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Sussex Brewery in Emsworth.....

    Oder the sausages - any of the dozen options and you will NOT regret it!
  12. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I'd regret it if they came with mash.
  13. longers

    longers Veteran

    How right you are. I agree with you completly. Especially with the bit about jus being a wanky name for gravy.
  14. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Whoops, sorry. I meant *redcurrant* jus.

    Plus sausages and mash is always too hot, and burns your mouth, and the next minute it's too cold and crap.

    Talk about unstable ingredients!
  15. longers

    longers Veteran

    I think you've perhaps been making it wrong. Perhaps Jamie Oliver does need to show people how to make it correctly.

    I think the recipe is improved if it's bangers and mash not sausage and mash. Very important that bit.