Sausage With Smashed Potatoes and Cornichons

Sausages With Smashed Potatoes and Cornichons
Mix the roughly mashed potatoes with onions, mustard, parsley, and chopped cornichons—tiny, tart pickles—to add vibrant flavor and texture. Get the recipe:Sausages With Smashed Potatoes and Cornichons. Photo: Quentin Bacon
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • 1 ½ pounds small red potatoes (about 18), halved

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 8 Italian sausage links (about 1 1/2 pounds total)

  • ½ cup cornichons, chopped, plus 3 tablespoons of the brine

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ½ small sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Walla Walla), chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil.

  2. Add 2 teaspoons salt. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Drain.

  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Add the sausages to the skillet and cook, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.

  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornichon brine, mustard, remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  6. Add the potatoes, cornichons, onion, and parsley to the bowl and mix, mashing gently. Cut the sausages into large pieces and serve with the potatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

688 Calories
47g Fat
37g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 688
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 2111mg 92%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 29g
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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