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Discover the Classic British Dish: Bangers and Mash

So, you already know we’re the go-to place for the best fish & chips in the Denver metro area. Did you know we also specialize in other fantastic, traditional English meals?

If you’ve never tried it before, then we strongly recommend the classic dish, Bangers and Mash, one of the more iconic recipes from across the pond. The bangers refer to savory sausage, while the mash completes the meal with a generous helping of mashed potatoes. We thought it’d be fun to explore how this satisfying and delicious meal came about, and remind you of the best place to find it.

History of Bangers and Mash

The simplest way to explain the development of Bangers and Mash would be to explore the history of the two, separately. Bangers are a type of sausage, which for the British, would go back to about the 4th century AD, when the Romans introduced them. For perspective, that’s about 700 years before the establishment of the United Kingdom.

The term “bangers” didn’t popularize until World War II, as meat supplies became scarce. Food makers began making sausages with a little more water in them, resulting in a “bang” or popping noise after they hit the frying pan. Although bangers no longer come from cheaper meat materials, the name stuck, and that’s what most British diners call them to this day.

What about the mash?

Here, you’d have to encounter the long history of the potato, an essential staple crop in Ireland and across many other cultures. Many believe the potato came from the Andes Mountains of South America, some 1,800 years ago. Since then, chefs have cultivated dozens of ways to cook them, including mashed potatoes.

The practice of mashing potatoes took off in the mid-1800s, involving simple recipes with complementary ingredients like butter, cream, milk, and salt. Over time, the enhanced versions would include bits of bacon, onion, garlic, cheese, and other delicious seasonings.

Bangers and Mash at GB Fish & Chips

Bangers and Mash at GB Fish & Chips

This wonderful food is available in two different ways: 1) In-person dining
with us at one of our four Denver restaurants, or 2) Take some home with you.

If you choose to dine with us, we serve Bangers and Mash À la carte (for $7.50) or as part of a meal for $13.50.

The second option offers you a lucrative bulk-buying opportunity because you can grab plenty of authentic English sausages for $7.75 per pound. Remember, this isn’t a cheap imitation or a packet of hotdogs. We offer the real deal, which you can try with us in-person before stocking up on a bunch for your home freezer.

We hope you enjoyed learning more about Bangers and Mash from the professional English chefs at GB Fish & Chips. We’re open from 11 am to 9 pm every day, and even later on Fridays and Saturdays. Come see us soon or contact us anytime to learn more about our menu and services.

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