Adventures in British Food – Glamorgan Sausages

In an attempt to remain patriotic and keep focused on these ‘Isles of Wonder’ (Isles of Wonder? Seriously I know the Games are good but the ‘Wonder’ thing might be stretching the point) I have been trawling the length and breadth of Britain looking for local dishes to recreate. (All this is of course done in the virtual sense. I’m not paying £120 to get a train to Bradford only to find they eat McDonalds).

So first to Wales – the land of dragons, daffodils and coal mines (Anyone noticed that on a map Wales has a profile like a pig’s head. No? What do you do with your free time? Interesting stuff that involves the outside?)

When I think of Welsh cuisine I think first lamb, then leeks, then Welsh Rarebit…and then I stop thinking. I found a recipe for Glamorgan Sausages and decided to give them a go – basically these are croquettes by any other name.

How do you turn this lot into sausages?

To create Glamorgan Sausages you’ll need:

  • 5 slices of white bread, turned into breadcrumbs
  • 3 baby leeks, or one medium one, very finely chopped
  • 150g caerphilly cheese (or any cheese that is crumbly and ‘sharp’)
  • a handful of chopped flat leaf parsley
  • a teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme
  • teaspoon of English mustard
  • two eggs
  • salt and pepper

First off chop up the leek and herbs and arrange on a plate and take a photo:

Then take 4/5 of the breadcrumbs and combine with the crumbled-up cheese:

Add the leek and herbs, seasoning and combine. Add the mustard to the eggs and whisk:

Place the rest of the breadcrumbs on a plate and the egg mixture on another plate. Form the filling into 4 parts and roll into big fat sausage shapes. Roll them in egg and then in breadcrumbs:

Put the sausages in the fridge for a half hour to allow them to firm up:

Now heat up some oil in a large pan and fry, turning every now and then. You might want to pop them in the oven for five minutes to warm through the centre:

I love this pan but it is totally knackered…

Now serve with leaves and cherry tomatoes – perfect light lunch for vegetarians!

19 thoughts on “Adventures in British Food – Glamorgan Sausages

  1. This looks delicious! Sorry to say, I was expecting bubble & squeak or toad in the hole (shockingly stereotypical of me) and was happily surprised. Where to next?

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