Glamorgan Sausages

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Glamorgan Sausages

These traditional Welsh vegetarian sausages are traditionally made with Caerphilly cheese but a good strong (preferably welsh) cheddar works well too. I like to use a 50/50 combination of the two.

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  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs + around 125g for coating
  • 175g grated or crumbled cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 leeks, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • The leaves of 3/4 springs of thyme
  • A small handful of flat leafed parsley, finely chopped
  • Around a cup of plain flour
  • Butter
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Sauté your leeks in butter with a good pinch of salt until softened.
  2. In a bowl mix together the 100g breadcrumbs, mustard powder and herbs and season well with salt an pepper. Add the cheese and sautéed leeks and mix together.
  3. Beat the eggs in a wide rimmed bowl.
  4. Bringing it together with your hands, gradually add to the breadcrumb mixture just enough of the beaten egg to bring it together so that it holds a shape. Putting the remaining egg to one side.
  5. Using your hands roll the mixture into around 8 sausage shapes.
  6. Put the plain flour onto a plate or wide rimmed bowl and season with salt and pepper, and put the breadcrumbs in another.
  7. Next coat each sausage in breadcrumbs by first dusting with the flour, then dipping in the beaten egg, followed by coating in breadcrumbs (repeat if necessary).
  8. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until you’re ready to cook them.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180c fan.
  10. Melt a good knob of butter butter in a pan over a medium-high heat. When hot, add the sausages and cook until just golden on each side before transferring to a baking tray and cooking in the oven for around 20 minutes, until richly golden.
  11. Serve immediately. Wonderful as part of a cooked breakfast or with mashed potato or chips and baked beans (optional!).