Casting about for something to cook tonight, I thought fondly of the rather nice pork-&-fennel sausages that we’d had (courtesy of the local supermarket’s butcher) a week or so ago. Then I fished a 500 g pack of sausage meat and another of pork mince out of the freezer to thaw. And this is what I did with them.
- Cut the crusts off 3-4 slices of bread & then cut the slices into cubes (or tear them into small pieces; it doesn’t matter which).
- Put them in a bowl with an egg, a couple of Tblsp milk, a good grind of salt & pepper, and a slosh of soya sauce. Stir to mix.
- While that mixture is soaking into the bread, peel a red onion & chop it finely, before adding it to the bowl with 2 tsp fennel seeds. Stir it all together – the bread should be all soggy & starting to break up.
- Then add the pork mince and the sausage meat (I had 500 g of each, but the exact ratio probably wouldn’t matter too much) and work everything together with your hands until the meats and seasonings are very well mixed.
- Divide into even portions – I got 14 sausages from that quantity but you could make them fewer & larger, or smaller & more, as you wish – and form into sausage shapes before rolling each in dry breadcrumbs. You’ll find it easier to work with the meat mix if you keep your hands wet.
- Then fry gently on all sides until cooked & golden.
We had them with fresh, thinly sliced green beans (with a knob of butter atop) and a warm potato salad dressed with a mix of equal amounts of mayo and sour cream, 2-3 Tblsp of vinaigrette, salt & pepper to taste, and finely-chopped garlic chives.
And had Granma’s chocolate log to follow 😀