Bangers and Mash

“Mmmmmm, sausage!”

One of the most delicious comfort foods in England is Bangers and Mash.  To be more specific, it is a plate of Cumberland sausage and mashed potatoes.  Cumberland sausage is a pork sausage, usually seasoned with black pepper, white pepper, nutmeg, sage, sugar, and other spices.  The sausage’s namesake comes from the ancient county of Cumberland, England, which is now  a part of Cumbria in Northern England.

This dish is referred to as “pub grub”, which any sort of food traditionally served up in an English pub, and is real good stick-to-your-ribs food that is enjoyed with a pint of beer, or ale.  Of all the “pub grub” food like fish and chips, pasties, or meat pies, bangers and mash is one of my favorite English foods.  The sausage is flavorful, with an excellent sear and a juicy interior.  Along with the mashed potatoes, there is usually a thick gravy that accompanies both items.  It is a brown gravy mixed with onions and sometimes mushrooms.  Quite frankly, it is very satisfying, and destroys the stereotype that all English cuisine is bland and boiled!

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