Farm Shop (Pinner) - Chive
We had a bag
of sausages dropped in to the office
yesterday by a friend who'd called
in to the Oxhey Lane Farm Shop in
Pinner. "You must try these" he
said, so here we go...
Jon Wiggett runs the farm shop and
he tells me that they prefer to hand
mix rather than use machinery when
they make the sausages and they use
only good ingredients such as hand &
belly, and natural casings.
The flavourings too are mixed up in
house, and the "secret" recipes used
have been handed down "father to
son". Jon's dad started the
business some 40 years ago and Jon
has continued on the tradition for
the last 10 years.
75-85% meat (dependant on the
recipe) in the mix go in to natural casings
with some rusk and the flavourings
and that's it! Jon says that
"you wont get fat out of our
sausages", well we've just sampled
some of Jon's CHIVE flavour, and
he's right, no residual fat in the
These chives cooked up really well
are a "big sausage" with a good
succulent bite and a medium texture.
The chive (and some fresh onion)
flavour isn't overpowering, and
although perhaps on the mild side
for me personally, these are
certainly a blooming good eating
trying some others (Sage,
Cumberland, Plain Pork) shortly, and
if they're as good as the chives
were, I can see why Oxhey Lane Farm Shop
has some regular clientele who keep
going back for more!
Oxhey Lane Farm Shop (Pinner) -
120x30mm before cooking, 110x30mm
86g before cooking, 79g after.
That's an overall shrinkage of 8% & weight loss of approx
Oxhey Lane Farm Shop