Good comfort food. From a BBC freebie calendar. Serves four.
- 4 large or 8 small potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
Boil in salted water for 15 minutes, then mash with a dash of milk and a little butter. Set aside. While the potatoes are boiling you can make the filling. Heat a pan with a dash of oil.
- 8 sausages, squeeze the sausagemeat out into blobs
Fry in the oil turning until brown all over.
- 3 leeks, cleaned and sliced thinly
While the sausages are cooking, do a similar thing in another pan with the leeks, only more gently. If you put a lid on their pan they will soften nicely.
- 1 tbs plain flour
Add to the sausages and stir around. Add
- 450 ml chicken or vegetable stock, or leftover gravy.
Heat together until it thickens
- 200g washed spinach or 150 g shredded kale.
I don’t like kale. Add spinach (or kale) to the gravy and heat until it wilts. Now go back to your leeks and potatoes. When the leeks have softened, stir into the potatoes. Add
- 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
Mix all together. Now spread the potato mixture over the sausage mixture. Sprinkle over
- 50g grated cheddar
and brown under a grill. I forgot to mention you need to have a grill-proof pan for your sausage cooking. If you didn’t read ahead or haven’t got a suitable pan just decant the filling into a pie dish and add the potato topping to that. Grill for 3-5 minutes until the top is nice and brown and crispy. This is a meal in itself, meat, gravy, veg and potatoes!