some friends of friends at Dane End
recently and word has got about
regarding our interest in sausages...while
we where there we were invited to
try some very nice home made sausage
savouries made with sausages from
at Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, is a well
established small butchers shop that
also sells some veg, cheese and
cooked meats etc., as well as other
foodie essentials! A proper
village shop really!
Our hosts had told Reg what they
were going to cook and that we would
be visiting, so I thought it would
be fair that when I did call in to
see him in the shop I would
introduce myself. A very
interesting chap and very happy that
we would be writing about his
The porks he makes on the premises
are made from good quality meat
(well over 78%), and a standard
flavouring but with an extra good
shake of pepper thrown in, all put
in to good quality natural cases.
I'm sure you'll agree that they look
pretty good pre-cooked...
They did cook up nicely too, no
splits and browned very well.
Taste-wise, oh yes, you can get the
extra pepper! A good flavour
and meaty texture that really does
the business. A good bite and
chew too. Minimal shrinkage
and weight loss!
An excellent, no nonsense, everyday
sausage we enjoyed with our mash and
onions. We'll no doubt be
visiting Reg again to get further
supplies for the freezer very
Reg Newman (Watton-at-Stone) - Pork
110x30mm before cooking, 110x30mm
70g before cooking, 67g after.
That's a shrinkage of 0% & weight
loss of approx 4%.
I forgot to make a note of the
R H Newman
36 High Street,
Watton at Stone,