Sometimes you just need to have sausages!
Whilst they are a pretty fatty meat I am a believer in everything in moderation and would always advise buying really good quality sausages from your butcher if you can – they taste much better and have more meat in them.
This is an alternative to traditional bangers and mash as I have used sweet potatoes in cubes and lots and lots of yummy onions.
Ingredients: serves 2
4 sausages (you can increase this if you have a particularly hungry mouth to feed)
1 large sweet potato (approx. 300g)
2 large red onions
1 tsp honey
Coconut oil for cooking
Preheat the grill and pop the sausages in, turning once, until browned on the outside. You are not trying to cook them through at this stage but give them a lovely golden brown colour. This can also be done in a frying pan if easier, I just like to use the grill as it allows some of the fat to escape.
Meanwhile chop the sweet potato into bite sized chunks and the onion into slices.
Add a little oil to a frying pan and gently fry the onions for about 5 minutes until soft. Add the honey and stir through.
Add the sausages and sweet potato cubes to the pan and mix thoroughly. Cover and leave to cook on a low heat for 30-40 minutes until the sweet potato is soft. You can choose how soft you want the potato but from experience it tastes much nicer and gooier when they are left a bit longer until practically falling apart.
Add a small drop of water to the pan before serving to help pick up all the sticky bits in the pan and provide a little gravy.
Serve with extra veg if you’re feeling hungry.