Oxhey Lane 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 pan.

These chives cooked up really well and they 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 sausage.

We'll be 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) - Chive   (Nov 2012)

Here's the sample details:
120x30mm before cooking, 110x30mm after.
86g before cooking, 79g after.
That's an overall shrinkage of 8% & weight loss of approx 8%.
11.00/Kg (approx)

Oxhey Lane Farm Shop
Hatch End



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