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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bangers and Colcannon with Guinness Onion Gravy

Bangers and mash, also known as sausages and mash, is a traditional British Isles dish made of mashed potatoes and sausages, the latter of which may consist of a variety of flavoured sausage made of pork or beef. In this recipe, if you can't get authentic bangers, I would choose a good quality brat from a butcher.

Colcannon (Irish: cál ceannann, meaning "white-headed cabbage") is a traditional Irish dish mainly consisting of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage. It is also the name of a song about the dish.

Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes


1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 pound bacon, cut into 1 inch slices
pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 small head cabbage, thinly sliced
4 green onions, sliced
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound sausage (Irish or English bangers if you can get them)
1 large onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1 bottle Guinness
2 tablespoons mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon sour cream
milk to taste


Bring some water to boil, add the potatoes and simmer until fork tender, about 20-30 minutes.

Meanwhile cook the bacon in a large pan over medium heat until it renders, about 3-5 minutes.

Add the butter to the bacon, season with salt and pepper and cook until it foams, about a minute.
Add the cabbage to the bacon, mix to coat and let cook until tender, about 10 minutes.

Add the green onions to the cabbage, cook for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat.

Add the sausage and cook until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side, and set them aside.
Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.

Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
Sprinkle in the flour and let it cook for a few minutes.

Add the Guinness, mustard and Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar along with the sausage and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove the sausage and continue to simmer to reduce by half about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mash the poatatoes, mix in the cabbage followed by the butter, sour cream and enough milk until you get your favourite mashed potatoes consistency.

Divide the colcannon between 4 plates, top with sausages and cover in gravy.

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