Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Good quality pork sausages 2-3 per person
1 tbsp veg oil
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp flour
1/2 veg or chicken stock cube
1/2 tsp dried thyme or a couple of sprigs of fresh thyme
Approx 1/2 tsp gravy browning (optional)
Potatoes, 2-3 per person depending on size of veg/appetite
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp milk
Salt and pepper
Peel and cut the potatoes into large chunks. Place in a pan of water, cover and bring to the boil. Simmer till cooked through.
Meanwhile, in a non-stick pan fry the sausages until brown on all sides and cooked through. Set aside.
In the same pan, add the oil and fry the onion on a fairly high heat, stirring regualarly until they are brown and soft.
Lower the heat. If the pan is quite dry add another tbsp of oil then stir in the flour. Cook for 1 min then slowly add hot water from the kettle, stirring all the time until you have enough gravy (about 1/2 pint for 2 people).
If the gravy is too light in colour, add gravy browning (sparingly) to achieve the right colour.
Bring the gravy to the boil, crumble in the stock cube and add the thyme. Lower the heat, put the sausages into the gravy and simmer for 10 minutes until the gravy is thickened and the sausages warmed through.
Drain the potatoes and mash with the butter, milk and salt and pepper to taste.
Taste the gravy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Great served with peas or any green veg.