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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday: Bangers and Mash

Some of my dear friends will be falling off their chairs when they see this post. Yes, it's true, I hate potato. It's also true that, since I now live in England, every meal is supposed to contain potato. It's also a bit hard to avoid hot, warm comforting things like Bangers and Mash when the weather is miserable all the time. So I've succumbed. A little.

Bangers and Mash 1.0

Bangers and Mash 2.0

I'm not about to give a recipe from mashed potato since... well... even my mother can make mashed potato. You will, however, notice that my mashed potato seems to be a little on the orange side. That's because I make it with half potato, half sweet potato and then mash it, stick in some soy milk and a tablespoon or so or vegan butter, salt and pepper and mash again. Easy peasy.

Version 1.0 is served with onion, leek and sliced mushrooms fried in a pan with a bit of oil. Version 2.0 is served with sliced onion rings that were fried with a bit of oil and then my Garlic & Chili Broccoli except I replaced the nuts with some sliced mushrooms. Yummy and easy.

Of course it's all topped off with some HP. Because we live in England now.


  1. Ooooh bangers and mash, part of the great British cuisine. Halving the spuds with yam is awesome.

  2. I love bangers & mash, perfect British winter food.

  3. Mmmm sweet potato mahed potato! Have u done a post on mahed pumpkato yet?

  4. Mashed pumpkato? Haha. Sounds awsome! I shall try to soon!

  5. Mmm potatoes. (I could eat them five times a day)

    I like the half sweet potato/half reg potato idea.

    Though I'm thinking I'll have to try mashed pumpkato very soon. Yum!