Saturday, October 9, 2010
Slow cooked sausages in buttery cider and leek sauce
Ingredients for 3:
(or maybe 2 people who like cold sausages for breakfast ;>) )
6-8 pork sausages
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil.
2 leeks, washed and sliced
1 tbsp butter
3 eating apples, cored and sliced into eighths
1 tsp allspice
400ml/ 1 1/2 cups cider
salt and pepper to taste
Brown sausages in a frying pan or skillet with a little vegetable oil.. Transfer to the slow cooker. Melt the butter in the same pan and add the leeks. Fry for 3-4 minutes then add the apples. Add the leeks and apples to the slow cooker. Finally pour the cider into the pan, scraping up any pan juices as you go. Reduce the cider by about a third, then add to the slow cooker. Add the allspice then cook on Low for 6-8 hours or High for 3-4. Serve ideally with mashed potatoes with a little nutmeg in them.
The house smelt wonderful. My husband was happy all day because he was having sausages for tea. My daughter behaved like an angel. And we hadn't even opened the lid!
The taste was great. Apple-y, sweet and spicy. The sausages were moist and a beautiful colour. There was enough condensed down juice to moisten but not swamp the potatoes. Heaven in a pot. You're welcome.