October 2016

Italian bangers and mash

Italian Bangers and Mash

Bangers and mash is a traditional British dish, but of course you’ll also find it in Irish and Scottish cuisine as well. In case you didn’t know, “bangers” are sausages and “mash” is mashed potatoes. Sometimes, the dish is smothered in a rich brown gravy. If you’ve ever ordered this dish in a London pub or seen pictures of it, it’s not the most appetizing plate of food and it tends to be pretty bland. Let’s be honest, it looks like a big pile of…you know.

So at the risk of offending all of my ancestors, I attempted a little Italian-English fusion last night. My concoction appeared on our dinner plates after I spent a half-hour staring at the time-to-shop-again contents of my fridge—smoked mozzarella chicken sausage, a 6-pound bag of Yukon Gold potatoes, and just the essentials in my pantry.

But with a little plating finesse and an Italian twist, you can have a tastier, upscale version of this traditional comfort fare.

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From Nina's in Princeton, a Yukon gold mashed potato waffle topped with BBQ pulled pork. It's as amazing as it looks.

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(Pictured above: From Nina’s in Princeton, a Yukon gold mashed potato waffle topped with BBQ pulled pork. It’s as amazing as it looks.)