Sausagemeat, apple and potato bake

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    1 hour 15 min

    Mum cooked this for years and everyone loves it. It is simple, cheap and tasty. The sweetness of the apple, carrot and onion works well with the layers of sausagemeat and potatoes. It is an easygoing recipe that can be tweaked. I like dried sage and plain sausagemeat, but different herbs and flavours of sausagemeat can be used instead.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 2 apples - cored and finely diced
    • 2 or 3 carrots, finely diced
    • 1 large onion, finely diced
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 900g (2 lb) of good quality sausagemeat
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
    • 1.3 to 1.8kg (3 to 4 lb) white potatoes, sliced
    • oil or butter, as needed

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a medium sized casserole dish.
    2. Place the apple, carrot and onion in the prepared casserole dish. Stir in 1 tablespoon of plain flour, or enough to coat the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the vegetables with all of the sausagemeat. Press it down so it is flat, even and without gaps. Sprinkle sage on top.
    3. Boil the potatoes until just soft. Layer them over the sausagemeat. Brush with oil or butter. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Bake for around 40 minutes, or until the potatoes are browned and the carrots and onions are soft.

    Tip

    Potatoes can be peeled or unpeeled; use enough to cover the top of the sausagemeat. The quantities of ingredients used in this recipe can be halved for a smaller amount of food. This bake is a meal in itself, so side dishes aren't necessary. But it goes well with fresh vegetables or baked beans.
    Feel free to use 1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage or 1 heaped tablespoon of fresh, chopped sage.
    Use 1.3 or 1.8 kg (3 or 4 lb) white potatoes, sliced about 1 cm (1/2 in) thick, or according to taste.
    Instead of using 900g (2 lb) of good quality sausagemeat, or sausages with the skins removed.

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