Dad's special supper

Dad's special supper

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(23 ratings)

Cook: 40 mins - 50 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A meaty and satisfying meal, perfect for Father's Day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal530
  • fat28g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre2g
  • protein19g
  • salt2.51g
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Ingredients

  • 750g baby new potatoes
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 8 plump sausages (choose Dad's favourite)
  • 3 rounded tbsp medium-cut Seville orange marmalade (or whatever type you have)
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 150ml sweet cider
    Cider

    Cider

    si-der

    Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. Apple orchards were…

  • a few rosemary sprigs
    Rosemary

    Rosemary

    rose-mar-ee

    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6. Cut the potatoes into halves or quarters depending on their size and put them into a large roasting tin. Drizzle with the olive oil and roast for 10 minutes.

  2. Take the tin out of the oven and snuggle the sausages in between the potatoes so they sit on the bottom of the tin. Now roast for another 15 minutes, turning the sausages over at half time so they brown all over.

  3. While you’re waiting for the sausages to cook, gently heat the marmalade, mustard and cider in a small pan, stirring all the time until the marmalade has melted. Increase the heat and boil for a few minutes until reduced by about half.

  4. Pour the sauce over the sausages and potatoes and toss gently together. Scatter the rosemary sprigs on top, return to the oven and cook for a further 10 minutes until golden brown and sticky with the glaze. Sprinkle with salt and coarsely ground black pepper before serving.

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Wavey8
17th May, 2015
Was looking for something different to do with sausages and this looked very straight forward. I'm glad I tried it as it was fantastic. I like sausages well browned so adapted the cooking times anyway and I'm glad I did because I think I got it spot on. Will be making this again.
Chris-Bennett
18th Oct, 2014
3.8
Really good for kids to make - really easy. Definitely needs a lot longer than the recipe says.
vishakha82
24th Nov, 2013
I love this recipe and when it's done it actually looks like the picture above!?? I substitute the marmalade for two tablespoons of apricot jam and add a tablespoon extra of mustard as the cider can be really sweet. Also I would recommend seasoning the potatoes right at the beginning instead of at the end as they taste much yummier but overall a fab dish... I also add parsnips which are so tasty with the cider sauce!!!!
skt13_devon
9th Aug, 2013
5.05
Love this recipe! I've made it a few times and the whole family love it so its an easy one pot dish to do. I usually add onions and carrots and sometimes squash to bulk it out. Definitely a winner in our house.
banny999
18th Jan, 2013
5.05
one of my favourite recipes. have made it for many people and they always ask me to do it again. although i make it slightly different i use roast potatoes as the cider sauce is excellant with them. i pre cook the sausages in the frying pan slightly and add them in with about 10 mins before serving also adding in some preboiled carrots. also when adding the sauce try putting the sausages and carrots on the bottom of the tray and the potatoes on top so they soak up all the flavour and stop the roasts from going soggy!
sarahkdouglas
5th Nov, 2012
5.05
Absolutely delish! I thought it would be too sweet, but it's perfect. Now a firm favourite in our house.
leeporter
16th Jun, 2012
5.05
perrrfect.
kbraund
23rd May, 2012
3.05
This is a great recipe as a principle of roasting potatoes and sausages (and whatever else) on a tray but the marmalade makes it far too sweet. I included mushrooms, red pepper, onion and sliced tomatoes and would do the exact same again but omitting the marmalade/cider/mustard concoction and just using a bit more oil with crushed garlic cloves the infuse it.
dearle
15th Jan, 2012
Had this time and time again. Delicious.
dutes8080
2nd Jan, 2012
4.05
Does exactly what it says on the tin!! Certainly one of this Dad’s favourite suppers

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foodyfilmygeek
15th Sep, 2014
Very good recipe overall. A few tips: - Fizzy cider will mean a fizzy pan of sauce on the heat. Stir gently and keep an eye on it. - Don't overcrowd your pan. My new potatoes came in a 1kg bag and I had 12 sausages and wanted to use them all. It was nice, but once I removed and scoffed a portion, I carried on cooking it a little while longer and the rest was better, and how I presume it's supposed to be. I guess there's a reason it says 750g potatoes and 8 sausages! - Really good served with a mountain of leafy green salad. Make a dressing of cider vinegar, olive oil, wholegrain mustard, a little honey and a little seasoning.