Place potatoes in a pan with just enough water to cover them. Bring to the boil, then cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender, then drain.
While the potatoes are simmering, heat the oil for the sausages in a large frying pan. Add the sausages and fry them over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes, turning now and then, until nicely browned and cooked through.
Now put the beans into a pot, and heat through for 5 minutes.
Pout a splash of milk over the potatoes and mash until smooth.
Season to taste and serve immediately with the beans and sausages.
Try giving it a twist:
- If you like your mash smooth and creamy, use a hand or electric beater to whip it up after mashing.
- Add creme fraiche or cream cheese to your mash to give it a deliciously light and creamy finish. Copped chives also work very nicely in mash.
- If you have access to a local butcher, ask for a variety of sausages. This will add a little colour and variety to your family meal.
- Adding a little sweet potato or parsnip brings additional flavour to the mash, with a nutritional bonus!