We must have
driven past Rudgewicks butchers shop
countless times in the small parade
at Nazeing crossroads. Shame
on us I here you say. Well we
stopped this time...
The shops at Nazeing are on a small
service road which can be very busy
and getting parked is a bit of a
struggle, but with patience you can
get in. Rudgewicks is in the
middle of the parade, and I'm so
glad we did manage eventually to
call in to pick up some sausages.
The butcher tells me that they
make a chipolata and a porker, both
to the same recipe, which is
"secret"! (Of course!)
Chipolata's then please...
In the raw these looked impressive.
Good colour, skins and well filled
out. Quite a firm chipolata
with I'm sure at least 85% meat. The
shop's sign says their sausages have
a minimum of 65%, yeah yeah!
Well cooked up, what a lovely
sausage. Ok a couple of split
skins as the heat tightened them up
but no major escape of filling. A
really good bite and chew though,
succulent and the medium texture was
a delight. Now these are not
overly herby, but they are very
shrinkage and good value.
These are a very good chipolata
140x20mm before cooking, 130x21mm
43g before cooking, 38g after.
That's a shrinkage of 2% & weight
loss of approx 11%.
8 loose sausages £2.40