Bangers - Oxford Sausages Recipe

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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 pounds (12-16 servings)
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Sausages are called bangers in England and Ireland. Make your own bangers at home with this recipe that includes ground pork, ground veal, spices, and grated lemon zest.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 pound lean ground pork
  • 1/2 pound lean ground veal
  • 6 ounces pork fat (ground)
  • 3 slices bread (white with crust, crumbled or finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (grated)
  • 1/8 teaspoon mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme (fresh, minced or 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram (fresh, minced or 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram)
  • 2 teaspoons sage (fresh, minced or 1 teaspoon dried sage)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (see Note)
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 feet prepared hog casings

How to Make It

  1. Combine ground pork, ground veal, pork fat, and bread.
  2. Whisk together salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, mace, thyme, marjoram, sage, lemon zest, and egg. Knead into pork and veal mixture.
  3. Stuff sausage mixture into prepared casings, compacting firmly. Prick any air pockets with a pin. Store raw sausages in the refrigerator up to three days. Freeze up to 3 months.
  4. To serve: Bangers may be poached, braised or fried. Cooked sausages may be refrigerated up to 1 week or frozen up to 3 months.

    Note: To get perfect fine-grated lemon zest, use a zester.