We all feel like that sometimes and I swear if you ask any Mum what an acceptable level of vegetables are and contrast it with your average child... I mean, I hate to generalise but "pork" is not a type of vegetable and "sausage" is not a food group!
I jest I jest. I know not all kids are the same but we all need those recipes where you can squeeze in a bit of hidden vegetable goodness, just once in a while as an insurance policy.
These are kind of burgers, kind of patties or let's just face it "squishes". Great finger food.
Sausage Squishes - Serves 1 adult and 1 toddler
150g, 5oz Sausagemeat
50g, a scant 2 oz Mushroom
60g, 2oz Courgette (Zucchini)
Grate the mushroom and courgette (zucchini) on a microplane style grater (not sure a box grater would work with mushroom) watch out for the fingers!
Either use fresh loose sausagemeat or squish the sausagemeat out of the skins of some sausages or chipolatas. I always believe in getting decent sausages as they have better meat content and flavour and no sausage is really expensive. Smoosh the sausagemeat and grated vegetables together. Form into 4 patties with your hands and put on a baking paper lined baking sheet.
Chill until ready to cook, this helps them firm up.
Preheat an oven to 200oC / 400F and cook for about 15 minutes or until fully cooked through and starting to brown.
Serve with some ketchup (aka "Tommy-K" in our household) and vegetables and ta-dah! Instant happy child and even if most of the vegetables get shunned they are sneakily eating some more veg without even knowing...