English Sausages and Sausage Recipes

The afterward area alleged English sausages covers British, Irish, Abandon and Scottish products. English clammy acclimate is not ill-fitted for the assembly of dry sausages of bologna type. There will be a connected action with molds, in accession the winter temperatures were too algid to dry meat the way Italians or Spaniards did. Consequently, English sausages tend to be of either of a beginning blazon that requires affable afore confined or “puddings” which are adapted during manufacture.

The majority of British sausages accommodate a accompaniment material, the best accepted actuality rusk and oats. Abacus accompaniment actual to sausages has been a accepted convenance in abounding countries for archetype buckwheat groats in Brightness or German claret sausages, rice in Hungarian Hurka, Swedish sausage is fabricated with potatoes, in Asian sausages rice and noodles are added, attic can be begin in Spanish Chorizo de Calabaza or in Portuguese Chouriço de Abóbora de Barroso-Montalegre, however, in English sausages abacus accompaniment actual is about the rule. British sausage-has aliment in it; added sausages from about the world-don't. British sausages are abounding of aliment and non-meat fillers. They are about 70% meat and 30% filler. Such a admeasurement does abate the compact acidity of the sausage so it is a bit of an acquired taste, that Brits absolutely do love. Consumers in added countries adopt a higher-meat agreeable in sausages.

Take for archetype Brightness “sznycel.” It is a blazon of a hamburger area arena meat is alloyed with blood-soaked bread/rolls, egg and spices and again fried. It has a altered and affable taste, a affidavit that a aggregate of meat with a accompaniment actual can aftermath an outstanding artefact I grew up in Poland bistro “sznycel” and still adulation it, however, my USA built-in sons anticipate of it as a poor apery of a 100% meat hamburger. Poles are not crazy about bologna blazon dry not smoked sausages and Italians and Spanish are not decidedly addicted of smoked sausages. Sauerkraut is admired by Poles, Germans and Russians, but they will acquisition the aftertaste of Korean Kimchi sauerkraut rather unpleasant. It requires a few tries afore a being acquires a aftertaste for a new adaptation of a accepted food.

British sausages are mainly of the beginning blazon served for breakfast and adapted array additionally accepted as puddings. A beginning sausage is the blimp sausage that is not adapted during accomplish and charge be refrigerated. The sausage is absolutely adapted back served.

Irish and English sausages are actual abundant akin in taste, arrangement and presentation. They are usually fabricated with pork, sometimes accommodate beef, however, both accommodate a accompaniment as a claim forth with herbs and spices. English sausages acquaint a admirable aggregate of spices like sage, nutmeg, billy and ginger. Abundant Britain has a cardinal of celebrated sausage bearing regions, such as Cumberland, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Glamorgan.

Smoked Sausages

There is a notable absence of smoked sausages in England which is hasty as the country has been the arch ambassador of smoked angle products. On the adverse in countries such as Poland, Germany, Russia, Lithuania or Portugal the majority of sausages are smoked.

Popular English Sausages

A complete account of English sausage recipes can be begin at the basal of this page

Bangers - in adjustment to be alleged a banger the sausage charge accept a accompaniment and charge be served with mashed potatoes. After potatoes it is not a banger, aloof a sausage. English banger is a archetypal breakfast sausage served with mashed potatoes and gravy. In England, the appellation banger sausage is alone acclimated to accredit to the bowl “Bangers and Mash”; contrarily they are artlessly alleged sausages. Bangers accustomed their appellation during the Aboriginal Apple War, back fillers and baptize were added to meat to extend its value, causing them to access as they cooked.

Saveloy - a blazon of awful acclimatized accomplished textured sausage, usually ablaze red, commonly above and frequently accessible in British angle and chips shops, occasionally additionally accessible absurd in batter. Although the saveloy was originally fabricated from pork brains, the archetypal sausage is now fabricated of beef, pork, rusk and spices. The aftertaste of a saveloy is agnate to that of a frankfurter or red pudding. It is usually eaten with chips. Saveloy drives its name from French-Swiss “cervelat” which in about-face adopted its name from Italian chat “cervello” (brain) as aboriginal sausages were fabricated with brains.

Cumberland sausage - possibly the best acclaimed of British sausages which has been a bounded specialty in the Canton of Cumberland for added than 500 years. The meat actuality chopped rather than minced, which gives the sausage a characteristic compact texture. Cumberland Sausage carries PGI, 2011 classification.


British adulation puddings which appear in two versions: atramentous pudding and white pudding.

White pudding cooked sausage

White pudding - cooked sausages.

Black pudding sausage

Black pudding - a sausage fabricated with claret which is absolutely a claret sausage. Majority of atramentous puddings abide of fat (pork or beef), blood, onions and accompaniment actual such as oatmeal, abrade and barley groats.

Stornoway Black Pudding Sausage

Stornoway Atramentous Pudding - blood pudding awarded PGI, 2013 award.

Hog's pudding - type of a ample sausage produced in the West Country. The West Country is a about authentic breadth of south western England encompassing the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and the Burghal and Canton of Bristol. This West country haggis is usually based on buckwheat groats and abounding into ample bore casings about two inches in diameter. It can be fabricated with meat or backbone (heart, alarmist and lungs). Some sausage recipes accommodate pork meat and fat, suet, bread, and biscuit or fair barley and the sausage is accepted as ‘groats pudding’. It is agnate to a white pudding, but it is abundant spicier than white pudding. It may be blimp into casings or not.

Sausages Adapted In Pastry

Sausage Roll

Sausage Cycle - sausages adapted in pastry.

Battered Sausage

Battered Sausage - deep-fried aged sausages awash at take-outs.

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Aperture - sausage broiled into Yorkshire Pudding.

Pigs in Blankets

Pigs in Blankets - pork sausages captivated in bacon and fried.

Serving English Sausages

British sausages are usually adapted by frying, baking or grilling, beneath by poaching in water. English sausages are usually served at breakfast, but are additionally acclimated in dishes like:

Full Breakfast or British Breakfast - there are several variations depending on if you are in England, Wales, Ireland or Scotland. Canada and the US, as able-bodied as above British colonies serve their own variations that may accommodate corned beef hash, pancakes, grits, fruits, ham, steak, potato assortment browns, bacon, Canadian bacon and added forms of preserved meats. Eggs are usually served absurd to order, but may additionally be accolade or poached. Acceptable abounding breakfast included absurd English sausages, absurd British aback bacon, eggs, assortment browns or absurd potato chunks, absurd tomatoes, absurd mushrooms, broiled beans and toast.

Irish Sausages

People in Ireland don’t alarm their sausage “banger”, however, the Irish sausage is alleged a Banger, British Sausage or English Sausage in added countries. Irish Sausage is additionally frequently accepted as “English Sausage”, “British Sausage, and as “Bangers” alfresco of the UK; the agreement are acclimated interchangeably. The acceptable compound consists of arena pork, a aliment accompaniment (around 20%), eggs and spices. Back appropriately cooked, the alfresco is brittle and bound while the central is dank and soft.

Irish Breakfast - a aggregate bowl of Irish Sausage (grilled or pan-fried), eggs, broiled beans, acknowledgment or bread, bacon, white pudding and atramentous pudding (blood sausage). Generally supplemented with absurd liver, absurd potatoes, broiled onions, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Irish sausage is included in acceptable dishes such as:

Irish Sausage Rolls

Irish Sausage Rolls - Irish sausages captivated in pastry.

Dublin Coddle

Dublin Baby - sausages, bacon, potatoes and onions adapted calm in one pot.

Timoleague Amber Pudding - Timoleague amber pudding is fabricated in Timoleague in West Cork, Ireland. Timoleague amber pudding carries PGI, 2000 classification.

Scotch Sausages

Haggis - a accepted meal for the poor, as it was fabricated from bargain extra genitalia of a sheep that would contrarily be befuddled away. The sheep is the best accepted livestock in Scotland. A acceptable haggis sausage compound describes haggis as sheep’s ‘pluck’ (heart, alarmist and lungs), minced with onion, biscuit (often agilely toasted), suet, spices such as salt, pepper, coriander, cinnamon, and nutmeg, alloyed with stock, and commonly blimp central the sheep’s stomach, which is sewn closed.

The haggis is commonly adapted by baking (for up to three hours). Haggis should be adapted beneath baptize baking temperature which prevents the accident of bursting. Bartering haggis is fabricated from pig, rather than sheep and is blimp in bogus casings, rather than stomachs. Adapted Haggis is commonly served with Scotch whisky. In 1971 it became actionable to acceptation haggis into the US from the UK due to a ban on aliment absolute sheep lung, which constitutes 10 to 15% of the acceptable recipe.

Lorne Sausage and Aboveboard - when blimp into casings this Scotch sausage is accepted as Lorne. Back apprenticed in a baking anatomy it becomes Lorne square.

Scotch White Pudding - a Scotch sausage fabricated with beef fat, oatmeal, onions and farina.

Potato scones are fabricated from mashed potatoes, alkali and abrade and adapted on hot battercake until aureate brown.

Scottish Breakfast - a aggregate of Scottish sausages including sausage links, Lorne Sausage (square sausage patties), Scottish atramentous pudding (blood sausage), bacon, eggs, toast, broiled beans and potato scones. (mashed potatoes, salt, adulate and abrade accumulated calm and adapted on hot battercake until aureate brown). Generally supplemented with haggis, absurd mushrooms, bake-apple pudding, white pudding (sausage) and oatcakes.

Welsh Sausages

Welsh sausages are fabricated from lamb or pork and rusk. Leeks are generally added.

Glamorgan Sausage - a acceptable Abandon vegetarian sausage, fabricated of cheese, leeks and aliment crumbs. The sausage is not blimp into casings, but rather formed in a annular shape, biconcave in egg and coated with aliment crumbs. The sausage becoming its name from Glamorgan cheese already fabricated in Wales from the milk of a brand of beasts additionally called Glamorgan. There are few Glamorgan beasts actual to aftermath milk for authoritative Glamorgan cheese on a beyond scale. However, Caerphilly is actual agnate and is acclimated for authoritative Glamorgan sausage.


The acute additive that separates British, Irish and Scottish sausages from others is a accompaniment which is activated at 20% or more. The accompaniment can be bread, flour, rusk, aliment crumbs, rice, oats, barley or buckwheat groats.


Rusk is a archetypal British artefact which cannot be calmly acquired out of England. To the British, boner rusk is a dry biscuit burst into particles, sorted by atom admeasurement and awash to butchers and others for use as a aliment accretion in sausage manufacture. In added countries a rusk is a hard, dry biscuit or a twice- broiled bread. In the USA the abutting barter will be a cracker meal or apparent aliment crumbs.

Oats or Oatmeal

Oats can be whole, animate cut or formed collapsed by abundant cylinders. Best sausage recipes alarm for animate cut oats which can be fabricated in altered atom size. They are additionally referred as oatmeal. Adapted oats are accepted as “porridge”, the common breakfast meal. Animate cut oats should not to be abashed with bedfast burning oats served for breakfast. Cut oats can be acquired in American supermarkets.

Final Note

Similar to all added countries to lower costs best of the sausage manufacturers in UK accept cheapened their formulas and accept gone from pork and beef trimmings to poultry, pork, and beef trimmings. Abacus water, abating accelerators and phosphates (to lock the baptize in) accept created articles of altered arrangement and flavor.

British, Irish, Scottish and Abandon Sausage Recipes

The afterward British, Irish, Scottish and Abandon Sausage Recipes are listed in our Sausage Recipes Index:

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