Oxhey Lane Farm (Pinner) - Sage & Onion

From the bag of sausages dropped in to the office recently by a friend who'd called in to the Oxhey Lane Farm Shop in Pinner we sampled next their Sage & Onion...

Jon Wiggett runs the farm shop and has told me that they prefer to hand mix rather than use machinery when they make their 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) goes 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 he's right, no residual fat in the pan.

These Sage & Onions cooked up really well just like the Chives and they are again a "big sausage" with a good succulent bite and a medium texture.  The sage and onion flavour is there but is on the mild side for us.  We were a bit disappointed to be honest, as we were expecting a really good strong sage taste, but don't get us wrong, just like the chives they are certainly a good eating sausage.

Oxhey Lane Farm (Pinner) - Sage & Onion
(Dec 2012)

Here's the sample details:
128x32mm before cooking, 115x32mm after.
97g before cooking, 87g after.
That's an overall shrinkage of 10% & weight loss of approx 10%.
11.00/Kg (approx)

Oxhey Lane Farm Shop
Hatch End



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