Traditionally, country pork sausages are the favourite closely followed by beef. For those shoppers who shopped in traditional butchers and the chain butcher shops like JH Dewhurst throughout the UK in the 1970s and even the 1980s they may well have a fond memory of the very popular tomato sausages.
- Sausages should be cooked slowly over a medium heat and definitely NOT pricked with a fork. If you prick them they are more likely to burst and you will lose those flavoursome juices.
- The nickname 'bangers' was first given to sausages during the first world war when the sausages exploded in the pan while being cooked. This period was a time of meat rationing, so the manufactures bulked up the sausages with cereal and water. The sausages exploded during cooking because the water turned to steam.
What is your favourite sausage? Do you prefer plain or seasoned/spicy sausages?