Horseradish Mash with Caramelised Onions and Sausages

There's nothing like a good dollop of mashed potato to cheer everyone up.  But the addition of horseradish turns into something amazing.  That alongside caramelised onions and some nice fat sausages and you're really talking! 



Good quality butchers sausages are vital - none of those 'low in fat' things with the meat so minced up you have no idea what it is - not for me anyway.

The secret to making proper caramelised onions is they can't be hurried or rushed in any way at all.
Long, slow cooking over a low heat without stirring for a good while is what makes the onions soft and releases the natural sugar in them.  The result will be nice, brown onions that are almost gooey. 
 
Caramelised onions and horseradish mash.
For 2 good helpings of caramelised onion you will need 3 large onions - remember they look a lot until they're cooked.

There's no real recipe just peel and slice the onions, add a glug of olive oil along with a knob of butter to a frying pan and heat it up.

Throw in the onions  along with a pinch of brown (use white if you don't have brown) sugar and cook (uncovered) over a low heat for about 20 minutes before stirring them.  You will need to keep an eye on them but they shouldn't burn if the heat is low.

Stir a little then leave them again for another 20 minutes before stirring.  Altogether they might well take 50 minutes to go nice and brown and gooey.

For the Horseradish mash:
Again, no recipe as it's too simple.  Make your mash potato in the usual fashion, making sure it's seasoned nicely.  Once it's nicely mashed stir in a little horseradish, add a little at a time to your taste.
Remember you can always add more but you can't remove it once it's in so go carefully.  Two teaspoons to two large servings of mash should be enough or you won't taste the rest of your dinner! 

1 comment

  1. Looking delicious as always Jan! I HATE cheap sausages and so I never order a breakfast in a cafe. They always use cheap pasty textured sausages. For once I'd love to find one that doesn't. If I had my own B&B I'd only serve the best sausages and bacon. Seriously. They are worth every penny! I love fried onions. There is a street cart in Chester and the onions always smell so fab when we walk past. I could be stuffed to the gills and the smell of them would still make my taste buds tingle! xxoo

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