Lincolnshire Sausages: Really Tasty Bangers

Lincolnshire sausages.

Lincolnshire food is amazing. But it is the county’s delicious sausages that are my definite favourite. Lincolnshire sausages are famously fabulous. Why? Well, they are just so damn tasty.

The pork sausages are traditionally seasoned with sage, salt and pepper. A nice Lincolnshire sausage bap with HP sauce (okay, this could be considered a sacrilage) and fried onions is a lovely treat. They are so incredibly tasty in fact that I usually end up with indigestion afterwards as a result of wolfing them down way too fast.

A great meal for incorporating Lincolnshire sausages is a very British dish: bangers and mash. This kind of hearty food is perfect for this time of year. A big mound of fluffy mashed potato, Lincolnshire sausages, onion gravy and red onions. Delicious!

Lincolnshire butchers are so proud of their sausages that a lot of effort is made to protect the authentic recipe. The Lincolnshire Sausage Association currently has an ongoing campaign to secure a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for the bangers – which would mean only sausages made in the county using the correct recipe could be called Lincolnshire sausages.

Lincolnshire sausages are also celebrated with an annual sausage festival in the grounds of Lincoln Castle and Castle Square.

Have you tasted Lincolnshire sausages?

 

11 Comments

  1. December 13, 2011 / 15:43

    Oh, what would I give for a plate of bangers and mash right now. Wash it down with a icy cold pint of Guinness. Mmm.

    • December 13, 2011 / 18:03

      Ha ha, Guinness – nice choice! Nothing beats bangers and mash as a lovely hearty meal when it’s cold. Or, come to think of it, it’s a nice meal at any time of year.

  2. December 13, 2011 / 22:29

    Well now I know what I’m having for dinner and thanks to Roy I now want a Guiness as well! Hven’t had either in ages so I’m well overdue!

    • December 14, 2011 / 08:18

      Ha ha, enjoy your bangers and mash if you have this for dinner!I’m seriously considering having this myself tonight. Think I’m going to set up a bangers and mash appreciation society – although this probably already exists :-)

  3. December 19, 2011 / 15:03

    I didn’t know about Lincolnshire sausages until recently when I got to try them from a traditional sausage shop at the Christmas market in Nottingham town centre. And yes, they were delicious! :D

    • December 20, 2011 / 18:09

      They certainly are. Nothing beats them – not even Cumberland sausages :-)

    • January 4, 2012 / 14:02

      Hi Si, that will be Oslinc. I love those ostrich burgers, especially with onions, cheese and sweet chilli sauce. They always have a stall at the farmer’s market in Lincoln. Thanks for your comment, I’ll definitely check out your article.

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    • February 15, 2012 / 18:24

      That’s very kind, thanks very much :-)