We’re a nation of banger lovers. In fact, we eat a staggering 3.7 million sausages at home in the UK every single day. With British Sausage Week starting on Monday 3 November, we decided to share a few of our best banger recipes. Here they are…
This easy sausage casserole is a wonderfully comforting dish made with carrots, onions, potatoes and chopped tomatoes. We’re giving it extra bonus points because it creates minimal washing up.
The good ol’ toad in the hole is such a British institution, it could easily qualify as our national dish. Some people like to keep it simple, while others jazz up the batter with other ingredients like tomatoes and chopped onion. We’ve given ours a bit of a twist by cooking the sausages with honey and wholegrain mustard before popping them in the batter.
Forget those somewhat dubious looking frankfurter sausages; we’re all about proper British bangers in our hot dogs. Serve with sticky, beery onions and roasted garlic butter and you’ve got yourself the ultimate Saturday night dinner.
Sausages are so irresistible on their own it’s easy to forget just how versatile they are. Take the sausage meat out of the casings, and you have the key to a vast range of other recipes. This tart is made with a mixture of sausage meat, sage and onion and is finished off with a brush of honey and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
You’ve probably had pork and apple plenty of times but perhaps not in this form. Take it from us, this sausage, apple and potato one-pan roast is well worth a try. It’s just the sort of dish you want on a crisp autumn evening.
Has all this talk of sausages made you hungry? If you live in London, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a free meal in this for you. To mark the start of British Sausage Week, premium sausage-making company debbie&andrew’s will be giving away sausage sarnies. But, there’s a catch – in order to ‘pay’ for a sausage customers will have to tweet @d_a_sausages#ideserveasausage and explain why they deserve the freebie. The novel idea is believed to be the first of its kind and is sure to create a banger buzz.If you’re tempted by the idea of a free sausage sandwich (and who isn’t?) then get yourself down to debbie&andrew’s Tweet to Eat pop-up. It’s open from 8am-6pm. You can find it in Finsbury Square, EC2 M2PG.