Whether you’re having a full English breakfast, bangers and mash, toad in the hole or a sausage casserole, you can’t beat Lincolnshire sausages!
Plump, juicy and bursting with flavour, there’s a lot to love about our county delicacy. As the name suggests, the sausages were first created right here in Lincolnshire and they’re still very much associated with the region to this day.
The powerful flavour of sage gives the Lincolnshire sausage its unique taste. Its open texture owes to an emphasis on coarsely grinding the meat used in making the sausage.
It is thought that it was first created in the 19th century. Unfortunately, however, no one knows exactly when, or by whom. The earliest recorded reference to a recipe for Lincolnshire sausages dates back to May 1886. However, the award-winning Grimsby butcher John Petit has claimed that his family recipe is the first, dating back to 1810.
Although its origins are still disputed, there’s one thing that no one can doubt: the popularity of the Lincolnshire sausage. The sausage recipe has proved a huge hit ever since it was first created. As such, they are now readily available all over the UK. Look out for them at butchers and supermarkets wherever you are – and of course you’ll find plenty of them for sale right here in Lincolnshire.
The Lincolnshire sausage is a firm favourite and is also incredibly versatile. Use it in classic recipes and you’ll add a whole new dimension to your meal. It works brilliantly in comforting dishes like toad in the hole and adds a world of flavours to indulgent British delights like bangers and mash. The sausages also work very well with Italian dishes, such as carbonara. It goes without saying that they’re also absolutely perfect in a flaky, crispy sausage roll.
The people of Lincolnshire love their sausages so much that they even have an annual festival in their honour. The Lincolnshire Sausage Festival is held every October in the grounds of Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral, celebrating all things sausage.
The festival gives visitors a chance to try a whole range of different Lincolnshire sausage recipes. Visitors can even learn from the best, with top chefs sharing their secrets with cooking demonstrations.
The best Lincolnshire produce is also on sale throughout the event at food stalls, with a huge array of different artisan products and dishes to try. There’s entertainment too, in the form of live music, as well as children’s entertainers who are on hand throughout the event to delight younger audience members. It’s a great day out for the whole family, and the perfect excuse to indulge in the best food from the region (as if we needed an excuse!).
If you’ve not yet tried a Lincolnshire sausage, now is the time! Cook up a hearty meal and indulge in a true taste of the county. You’re in for a treat – click here for the recipe!
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