Sausages or veggie alternative (1-2 per person is the aim, but it may take some time to get there if you are used to more)
Potatoes (1 large or 2 medium per person)
Optional gravy or condiments
Optional frozen peas, sweetcorn or green beans
Cook the sausages according to package instructions (usually 20-30 mins in the oven or until golden and cooked through in a pan or under the grill – make sure they are cooked all the way through).
Peel and chop the potatoes (the size of the chunks doesn’t matter as much as the fact that they are all very roughly the same size). Bring a pan of water to the boil. Once bubbling, add the potato chunks and cook until soft (depending on the size of the chunks, usually 5-15 mins or until a knife inserted into a chunk cuts through easily).
Drain the potatoes, leave for a minute to dry out slightly, then mash, adding a little seasoning and oil or butter or milk if you feel it needs it.
Cook the frozen veg according to package instructions, if using.
There is no need to go any further with this recipe until you are confident with it and feel up for the next step.
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