Farm (Dunmow) - Gluten Free Pork
asked a quite few times now about
reviews of GLUTEN FREE sausages.
We have tried a few to date but I've
not been that impressed to be
honest, however we found some rather
good looking porks in our local
Priors Hall Farm so we thought we'd
give them a go...
Now come on, 80% pork that's 100%
British does sound good, yes?
Add that to what appear to be
quality natural skins, and a good
colour, they looked very interesting
in the raw. Mind you, I said just
before they went in to the pan that
I hoped they were good enough to
justify the extra cost per kilo
which is somewhere near £1.30 more
than that of the regular pork
sausages from Priors Hall.
Priors Hall Farm sausages as far as
we are concerned are still our
benchmark that others are judged
against, as their flavour, texture,
bite and quality of the skins are
what you would expect and should get
with a proper sausage.
Well cooked up they did look
cracking, nicely browned, with no
splits or bursts. Slight
residual oil left in the pan, but
this was minimal to be honest.
Medium texture meat, and reasonable
bite, but we all said that there
appeared to be too much salt for our
taste. Now the father-in-law
will disagree as he still does salt
on everything...but for us just a
tad too much. Now this is
interesting as the chipolatas we
tried from Priors Hall we thought
they also had a bit too much
The bread rusk/wheat flour is
replaced with rice flour to achieve
"gluten free" which, had we not
known these were, we wouldn't have
realised based on taste and texture.
However gluten free it would appear
does come at a cost. We
suspect that increased production
costs are to blame here which push
up the price.
(accepting the fair bit of noted weight loss in
cooking) make them quite expensive as far as we are concerned.
Would we buy them again, probably
not. They are an OK sausage to
be fair, just not to our taste.
Priors Hall Farm (Dunmow) -
Gluten Free Pork
120x30mm before cooking, 115x30mm
82g before cooking, 71g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 4% & weight loss of approx
6 sausages in a 448g pack £4.14 (£9.23 per
Priors Hall Farm
Essex CM6 3QR