Farm (Dunmow) - Chipolatas
sampling quite a few chipolatas
recently and here's another LONG
style chipolata, this time from
Priors Hall Farm.
Not quite as long at 150mm as some
we've tried and I suppose as there's
no hard rule that says chipolatas
have to be a certain length or
diameter come to that, size then is
ultimately really down to the
producer. The pack we bought
had 13 (?) chipolatas within it to
make a pack weight of 465g.
natural skins is what we like, and
we weren't disappointed here. The
meat mixture certainly looked if it
had been minced slightly coarser
from the colour of the raw sausage.
Incidentally we noted that the
chipolatas had been tied properly
before being packed. OK a bit of
snipping with scissors for the pan,
but not complaining as the skins
were of good quality and the links
the skins browned well. Agreed
there was a little extra residual
oil produced that may have come from
a few little jets of hot meat juices
that sprayed from the sides of the
chipolatas as the skins tightened.
The skins did however remain intact
and we had no splits as such. There
was however a little burnt residue
on the outside of the chipolatas,
probably from the meat juices that
had leaked in to the pan. This was
easily removed with a light scrape
with the spatula though.
First impressions were that we had a
top chipolata here, but on biting
there was no real "snappiness" that
we've come to like with chipolatas.
Taste-wise we felt they were
slightly over seasoned with salt.
Good spice but the level of salt did
mask this to be honest. Perhaps it
wasn't too much salt just the
mixture needing more of a mix?
We made a note to get another pack,
cook up and compare.
The texture though, was very good
and in a sandwich with a touch of
brown sauce we agreed they were
absolutely spot on.
(accepting the noted weight loss in
cooking) make them reasonably good
value as far as we are concerned and
certainly we would consider buying
again...even with the slight salt
Priors Hall Farm (Dunmow) -
150x18mm before cooking, 135x18mm
36g before cooking, 30g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 10% & weight loss of approx
13 sausages in a approx. £4.12 (£8.87 per
Priors Hall Farm
Essex CM6 3QR