Being a fresher, I have been absolutely craving a home cook meal that would satisfy me, after those long weeks away from the best cook in the world, my mum! So in her cooking glory, I decided to whack together an absolute classic, Bangers and Mash! This traditional dish made all my housemates absolutely green with envy and to their delight made the kitchen smell just like home. That was before I nearly burnt the house down. Served with some wholesome leeks, this meal definitely filled a spot that I so dearly missed!
1) Cook 2 potatoes in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 10 minutes and cook until potatoes is tender. Drain well. Return to pan with lashings of butter and milk (to make it extra creamy). Use a fork to mash until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper. You can also add some peas to mash up with the potatoes to give it that extra texture and flavour!
2) Meanwhile, melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat until foaming. Add half to a whole leek (depending on how much you love them, in my case it’s a whole one!) and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until brown. Add the 1tbsp of sugar, 1tbsp of vinegar and a sprinkling of thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the leek caramelises. Season with salt and pepper.
3) While the leek is cooking, heat a frying pan over high heat. Add as many sausages as you can handle and cook for 5-7 minutes or until cooked.