Sausages With Smashed Potatoes And Cornichons

If you have about an hour I can tell you why I have not owned an outdoor barbeque grill for the past 7 years. However, this is the summer that I will once again be a proud owner of one. In the meantime, my indoor grill pan has done a fantastic job cooking up some dinners like these sausages.

Wait! Before the recipe let’s rock out to Les Cornichons. You know I’ll be humming this one all day. I’m going to practice those dance moves, too, for a 60s themed party I am going to this weekend. Oh, and if you have yet another hour to spare I’ll tell you all about me and bears.

Sausages With Smashed Potatoes And Cornichons


1 1/2 pounds small red and/or white potatoes, halved
3 Tbs olive oil
8 Italian sausages
1/2 cup cornichons, chopped, plus 3 Tbs of the brine
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 small sweet onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley


1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and add 2 tsp salt. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.

2. Grill the sausages or brown them, until cooked through, in a skillet with 1 Tbs of the oil.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornichon brine, mustard, and remaining 2 Tbs oil. Add salt and pepper. Add the potatoes, cornichons, onion and parsley. Mix, mashing gently.

4. Cut the sausages into large pieces and serve with the potatoes.

Serves 4

Recipe from Real Simple Magazine

La musique?
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra-Marie

The Tragically Hip-The Bear

Cheers! Et la radio….ba da da da ♬♬♬♬♬♬♬

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4 Responses to Sausages With Smashed Potatoes And Cornichons

  1. liz2024 says:

    Love cornichons and love tragically hip! Ned loves them… because he’s from Buffalo he thinks that he’s really Canadian… He even tried to claim Canadian citizenship when we were in Europe so people wouldn’t think we were lame Americans!! silly Ned. But whats awesome about Buffalo radio stations is that they play this band!

    • You know I was thinking of you when I added the video. If only there were fraises in their!

      Funny Ned! I went to college in Rochester. I’ve been to Buffalo a few times. The cold does things to people’s brains. ;-)

  2. johnS says:

    I think we should told the full story behind the absence of a barbecue……or prehaps you are saving it for a future post

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