Finding good sausages

Have you also been avoiding eating out because you can’t trust what goes in it, neither can you trust young Millennial staff? Neither can you trust supermarkets? And then there is halal to contend with, although staying with pork would be safer there.

And nowhere is that more so than with sausages. Where oh where to find proper meat and spices, good casing and the confidence that you’re eating the best going?  I’d pay whatever it takes for top shelf sausages … if I could find them.

In praise of the great British sausage – and five of the best bangers you can buy

Even within the range of what is regarded as top quality though, butcher-tastes shove in vastly more belly than shoulder – it might be a local delicacy but I want meat in mine, not fat. Well, some fat of course.


3 comments for “Finding good sausages

  1. dearieme
    January 23, 2020 at 11:19

    A Cambridge butcher does decent bangers. We used to go into Newmarket where there were two different suppliers, both good. My fave is the Cumberland Sausage but whether you can buy the genuine article in the South is doubtful – well, you can in the South of Scotland, but can you in the South of England?

    What I’ve not seen in years are the excellent beef sausages my mother served when we were boys. I recently discovered that my beloved had never heard of beef sausages! And her a fine cook too! The curse of a cockney upbringing!

    • January 23, 2020 at 12:05

      “What I’ve not seen in years are the excellent beef sausages my mother served when we were boys.”

      That’s exactly the type of thing. Not a lot more heartwarming in the morn than good quality bangers and whatever. Cooked by mother.

    • Chuckles
      January 23, 2020 at 13:14

      Rosegate Farm in Swavesey have some superb sausages, well worth a visit.

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