Totham Bangers -
Lamb & Mint
lamb sausages from Totham
Bangers of Great Totham (nr Maldon) are
very, very good and make it in to our "all
time Top 5 - other than pork" reviews.
We've tried a few varieties from Totham
Bangers and these ones are far the best to
date for flavour and texture. Sold via farmers markets and farm
shops such as the excellent Poplar Nurseries
at Marks Tey near Colchester is where you
up some for yourselves...
In the raw and
looking pretty good, the colouring first
caught my attention when viewing the foodie
delights in the cabinet at Poplar Nurseries
food hall. I particularly like lamb with
some mint sauce for Sunday roast, so to get
same in a sausage, a result. Yes OK other
producers may do the same or similar
combination, but I'll be bold and say, these
particular Lamb & Mint sausages will take
Pretty solid sausages in the raw, true, but
with such a high percentage of meat you
would expect that. So would the high
meat percentage effect the succulence
though? Would they be too dry?
We didn't have to worry it turns out because
they were very very good.
Natural skins is what we prefer. No
splits or bursts when pan fried. Yes
agreed a fair bit of residual oil left in
the pan, but lamb does that.
The texture was
just under medium to coarse and provided a
very pleasing bite as far as I was concerned
personally. The troops agreed too.
Taste-wise, they were extremely good.
Just enough mint to taste without
overpowering the meat.
Shrinkage and weight-loss figures were OK. I
expected some weight-loss given these were
lamb, but to be honest we've had pork
sausages loose more weight in cooking. Now
before you say, yes they're expensive per
sausage! Lamb is expensive, so
production costs will be higher. So
consider these a "treat"...
Eaten cold later...delightfully spot on!
Not greasy at all as you may expect with
cold lamb. Really nice and retaining a
So the bottom line: A very good
well made sausage that you've just got to
try yourselves...you won't go wrong!
Totham Bangers - Lamb & Mint
110x30mm before cooking, 100x30mm
71g before cooking, 59g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 9% & weight loss of approx
6 sausages in a 420g pack £4.99