Make These Irish Sausages For a Wholesome St. Patrick’s Day Meal

Sausages on a grill
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Even with St. Patrick’s Day having passed, you don’t have to let go of the cheer and festivities that come with it. Naturally, food forms a central part of what makes this holiday so fulfilling. Here is how you can make Irish sausages that are sure to satisfy your palette.


  • 8 cooked Irish sausages
  • 6 scallions
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 pounds peeled russet potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup dark stout beer
  • 1 1/2 cups beef or chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Boil a pot of salted water. In a separate heatproof bowl, mix 2 teaspoons of salt with butter and half-and-half. Put the potatoes into the salted water and cook for 20 to 25 minutes until very soft.
  2. Once ready, remove the potatoes from the pot and drain before putting them in the butter mixture. Mash the potatoes in the bowl and add scallions.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook sausages in the skillet until brown on all sides, for about 6 to 8 minutes. Put the sausages on a plate.
  4. In the same skillet, cook the onions and the remaining oil. Cook for about 30 minutes, until onions are caramelized.
  5. Sprinkle garlic into the skillet and stir for about 1 minute. Add the beer, stock, and mustard to the mix and stir, lowering the heat to medium-low. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  6. Mix the sausages with the gravy for about 2 minutes before serving.