Kings (Stansted Mountfitchet) - Pork Chipolata

We'd picked up some Gloucester Old Spot porkers which we've written about previously, and on another visit to Stansted M/F I called in to King's in Lower Street again and picked up some very good looking chipolatas.  We like chipolatas.  They're not just kids food you know... 

We gauged these meat-wise at least at 70%-80% similar to their big brother porkers, perhaps minced a tad smoother though, but good in well filled natural sausage cases. A little shorter in length than some at 95mm, but that's OK.  They still looked very good in the raw.

Cooked up we didn't see any of that pale ooze from these sausages as we'd seen with the big porkers.  Perhaps a slightly different mix being used here. I'll need to ask next time we're in the shop...

Weight loss at 13% was not bad but shrinkage was unfortunately at 13% too!  The texture was on the smooth to medium side, and in the "sliced" photo you can see it's a good mix.

A good taste though, but the skins were a bit "rubbery".  Snappy skins on chipolatas is what we like but hey "call us fussy".  Seasoning-wise not to dusty.  Eaten cold later on, not bad at all!

Would we buy these chipolatas again? Probably yes.

Kings (Stansted Mountfitchet) - Pork Chipolatas
   (May 2015)

Here's the sample details:
90x22mm before cooking, 90x20mm after.
30g before cooking, 26g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 13% & weight loss of approx 13%.
Prices to follow - forgot to note it...doh!

Kings Family Butchers
16 Lower Street
Stansted Mountfitchet
Essex, CM24 8LP

01279 812219


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