We have already started celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by whipping up some Double Chocolate Stout Milkshakes last Saturday night and boy were they ever good. Then Sunday night we went to my brother’s and I brought Bangers and Tatties. I told Rob that I had bangers but not the right potatoes to make Mash and he said to use the pierogies I always keep on hand for the kids’ lunches, so I did, why not?
I really cheated on this meal by using the pierogies in place of peeling, dicing, boiling, and making mashed potatoes. I also used one bag of shredded cabbage, you know, the stuff you get in the produce section to make coleslaw. Then by adding a bold sauce made with Murphy’s Stout, this dish went from stort cut to gourmet. I could have drank that Stout Sauce, it was that good.
Bangers and Tatties Robin Sue’s Way
Saute a 10 ounce bag of shredded cabbage with one thinly sliced sweet onion, fresh ground nutmeg and black pepper, and kosher slat to taste. All in a bit of butter of course- about 1 1/2 T. While that cooks, in a huge skillet with lid, steam 12 bangers (from Trader Joe’s) and 3 boxes of Mrs. T’s Pierogies in 1/4 cup Murphy’s Stout, 1 1/2 cups water, and 2 T. butter. Once the pierogies are soft- takes about 10-12 minutes, pour the broth off into a pot and add to it- 1 T. Dijon mustard, 1 T. horseradish, kosher salt and pepper to taste, and 1 T. corn starch mixed with 1/2 cup stout. Also throw in a few pinches of sugar to soften the bite of the stout. Gently heat the sauce until thickened while the bangers and pierogies continue to fry in their original pan with 2 T. butter thrown in to prevent sticking. Place all components decoratively on a platter and serve immediately. Serve sour cream on the side. Serves 8.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!