Chunky Pork Sausage With Rooty Mash

16th April 2019


  • 450g (1lb) chunky Cranstons farmhouse sausages Buy online
  • 15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) stock (add a splash of sweet local ale)
  • 15 – 30ml (1-2tbsp) gravy granules

Rooty Mash:

  • 1lb (450g) potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 3 parsnips, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 celeriac, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 12g (1/2/oz) butter
  • Black pepper


Place potatoes, parsnips and celeriac into a large saucepan of cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer until vegetables are tender.

Heat oil in large saucepan and add onion and thyme, and cook gently until soft and starting to brown.

Add splash of ale, stock, gravy granules and simmer to achieve your desired thickness of gravy (Add a pinch of sugar if it’s a little bitter).

Place sausages under a pre-heated grill and cook for about 10 minutes until browned and cooked through.

Drain root vegetables and mash together with butter and seasoning.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a heap of seasonal green vegetables.


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