Friday, 29 June 2012

Friday Feast - Sausage and Mushroom Pot Pie(s)

Trying this recipe came about from having bought a load of Cumberland sausages from Costco, which turned out to have really tough skins. So, rather than waste those left in the freezer, I searched my 'clippings file' for a suitable recipe:

Sausage and Mushroom Pot Pie(s)

Serves 2

2 tsp olive oil - what? Not enough, I upped it to nearer 2 tablespoons in total
1 small onion , chopped
6 pork sausages (Cumberland ones worked great)
250g chestnut mushrooms , halved
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
4 tbsp low-fat crème fraîche
small bunch parsley , chopped
85g ciabatta , torn into small chunks 

Heat half the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and cook for 5 mins until softened, then push to one side. Squeeze the meat from the sausages and roll into balls. Add to the pan and fry for 5 mins until golden. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 mins more until softened.

Season, then stir in the mustard, crème fraîche and 4 tbsp water. Bubble for 2 mins, then remove from the heat and scatter in the parsley.

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Transfer sausage mixture to 2 small pie dishes or 1 large baking dish. Toss the ciabatta in the remaining oil, scatter over the top of the pies and bake for 20 mins until golden and bubbling.

Things I do: As you can see, I opted to bake it all in one dish but you can use individual dishes. I followed the recipe but next time I make it, it was delicious so worth another whirl, I'd increase the amount of crème fraîche by another 2-4 tablespoons. I also increased the amount of olive oil - see ingredients. If you don't like mustard you can leave it out I guess. 

Today's card, for cat lovers, is below by the way :)




  1. Sounds good to me...but then there really is not a lot I don't like to eat [hense the figure!].
    A x

  2. OMG . . . that looks and sounds divine.

    I always skin my sausages regardless!

    Gonna print that one out and use xxx

  3. Yum, cumberland sausages! Haven't had those in absolutely yonks! But yer over cookin' yer mushrooms missus!! 5 mins?! Shocking!!


  4. Hi Di, This looks tasty!! :)x

  5. This looks really warming and yummy and being a Cumbrian girl I adore Cumberland sausage, but not so keen on mushrooms. :)

  6. Hi Di, this does look really tasty and simplish to make. Alan loves Cumberland sausage so he may just enjoy trying this dish. Another winner, methinks :) Elizabeth x

  7. Looks good enough to eat, bought time you got yourself a hellicoper then you could zoom round every Friday with samples for us.

    Kath x

  8. Mmmm... Once I'm off my diet I am definitely going to try this!

    love Mags (I lost 2 lb last week!) B x


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