The nights are getting colder and no matter how old you get, there’s nothing like coming home to a warm, delicious smelling kitchen.
All ingredients were purchased from Erindale Farm Butchery and Woolworths at the Bendigo Marketplace
8 thick sausages
4 sebago potatoes (washed, peeled and quartered)
1 garlic clove
½ cup milk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large onions
1 tablespoon plain flour
¼ cup dry red wine
1 ⅓ beef stock
¼ cup freshly chopped continental parsley,
steamed broccolini, baby carrots and bok choy
Start by placing the potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to the boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce to medium heat, partly cover and simmer until soft.
Return the potatoes and garlic to the pot after draining then place over low heat, gently shaking the pot for around 2 minutes to dry the potatoes out. Using a masher, mash together until smooth.
Meanwhile, heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering then gradually add the milk and knob of butter to the potato and garlic mixture. Mash again until smooth then season with salt and ground pepper.
Barbecued sausages always seem to taste better in my opinion, but if you don’t have access to a BBQ – or you’re not keen on venturing outside to use it – you can cook them in a frying pan. I braved the cold and cooked mine on the BBQ on medium heat, turning occasionally until cooked through.
Next, heat oil in a large pan over medium heat, add the onions and cook until soft. Add flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute until combined. Remove from heat, combine the wine and stock and gradually stir in. Return to heat and continue to cook, stirring until mixture thickens slightly, then add the parsley and stir to combine.
Steam the greens, plate up and enjoy!
Janet Rockes is a stylish Bendigo local and creator of The Travelling Table. A family lady at heart, Janet enjoys cooking up big feasts on weekends for her grandchildren. In a professional sense, her talent lies in her ability to transform nothing into something amazing. As a visual merchandiser, Janet shines in handcrafted props and food styling, creating unique concepts for events. Check out her website here