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english bangers

Recipe by
Lee Thayer
Nakhon Si Thammarat

English Bangers are simply English pork sausages. The banger part comes from cooking them and they pop occasionally, hence the bang. The beauty of making your own sausage, you know exactly what is in it, no strange chemical names, no preservatives. These are the perfect addition to mashed potatoes and a side peas, aptly named, Bangers & Mash.

yield 2 lb sausage links
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For english bangers

  • 1 kg
    ground pork, (2 lb)
  • 2 3/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground sage
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground mace or nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper powder
  • 1/4 c
    dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    cold water
  • sausage casings, natural or collagen

How To Make english bangers

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except the casings.
  • 2
    Mix together with your hands.
  • 3
    If using natural hog casings, salted or dry, follow the instructions on the package to prep them. If using collagen casings, use them dry.
  • 4
    Stuff the casings with your preferred method, such as a sausage stuffer, a stuffer tube on a meat grinder, a hand held stuffer (my preference), or even a funnel.
  • 5
    I use 28 mm (1.10 inches) collagen casings. To prep them, I tie a knot on the end then pull it out to 7 1/2 inches and cut it off, use a pin or toothpick and poke a hole near the knotted end, this allows air to escape when you start filling, and repeat for 10 or so casings.
  • 6
    Now this step requires two people. Pick up a sausage, pinch the open end down to the meat, get the air out, and twist two times, have another person tie with a string. Repeat for all of the links.
  • 7
    Trim off the excess string and casing, then use a toothpick or needle, and poke 3 holes in each sausage, one on each end, one in the middle, this reduces the possibility of it "banging" or popping during cooking. Sausages are now ready to be pan fried or frozen. Once cooked, simply snip off the strings before serving.

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