Easy Pork Terrine Recipe Rach and I had family around for dinner and I wanted…
I was looking to make a fairly quick and simple dinner and thought about Sausage and Mash, admittedly it did take longer to cook with doing caramelised onions but it was well worth the extra effort. This dish is very simple to do as it uses very few ingredients, one important thing to remember though is decent sausages (they can make a big difference to the end result)
I wanted to make the mash a little different and add a little extra flavour, as apple goes so well worth pork id thought id combine the apples with the potatoes to make a nice apple mash. I chose to use Tesco finest apple and leek sausages so these went really well with the mash. The first thing I cooked was the potatoes as they can take some time depending on the size and I like them well cooked so they are easier to mash.
Peel 4 potatoes and cut into quarters, I find that just cutting in half is not enough as takes longer to cook. Put the potato into a saucepan of water that has been salted and cook on a medium heat. Peel and core an apple and then cut into cubes, place these cubes into the saucepan with the potatoes. Whilst the potatoes are cooking, cut the onion into slices and add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil into a pan.
Once the pan has heated add the onions and cook on a low-medium heat for around 20 minutes, make sure you stir them often to ensure they do not stick to the bottom. Whilst the onions are cooking add the sausages to a pre-heated oven and leave to cook until fully cooked, turning a couple of times. I often leave them a little longer as I like a good burn to my sausages 🙂 After 20 minutes the onions should be soft and have a gold colour to them, add the sugar and balsamic vinegar and give them a good stir.
Leave to cook on a low heat for 15 minutes, again continue to stir so it doesn’t stick. If the onions are cooked before everything else don’t worry just put them on a very low heat to keep them warm but continue to stir. Once everything is cooked and ready, remove the sausages from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Whilst they are resting drain the potatoes, add around 50ml of milk and a tablespoon of butter.
Give the potatoes and apple a good mash until smooth and the lumps have been removed, spoon the mash onto a plate, top with the sausages and then spoon the onions over the top. I also added a little gravy, you could make a nice jus but sometimes there is nothing better than a good bit of gravy.
Add a little salt and enjoy!!
I have enjoyed cooking for some years now, its one of the only things that I can do that makes me relaxed and forget any worries I have. I love trying new foods and visiting restaurants. Other hobbies include writing, game development and work :)