On 21 Jul 2016 at 1:35pm Fast Cook wrote:
Where can you get nice sausages without any preservatives and E numbers, please? Any local farm?
On 21 Jul 2016 at 1:56pm Sjep76 wrote:
Lew Howard butchers in Ringmer make their own sausages as does Richards up Western Road.
On 21 Jul 2016 at 2:20pm Porky White wrote:
Pryors in the high street near the castle
On 21 Jul 2016 at 2:25pm Ali wrote:
Prince Charles' sausages, I think they're called Duchy, are fantastic - free range, organic etc - I buy them from Waitrose whenever they're reduced and shove them in my freezer.
On 21 Jul 2016 at 2:31pm Camilla's favourite wrote:
is Charlie's sausage.
On 21 Jul 2016 at 2:32pm B & B local wrote:
Holmansbridge at Town Littleworth just outside Lewes. Excellent sausages which have received lots of compliments. Pryors in High Street closed down years ago.
On 21 Jul 2016 at 3:44pm Lewes Voter 3 wrote:
Another brilliant advantage of getting out of Europe. NO MORE E NUMBERS in our food EVER. Just hurry up and take Britain back
On 21 Jul 2016 at 4:36pm Toya wrote:
The farmshop at piltdown do great sausages additive free and no e numbers also a great range of gluten free ones .been buying them there for years
On 21 Jul 2016 at 5:00pm Esther Rantzens Dog wrote:
On 21 Jul 2016 at 5:20pm Annabel wrote:
I love the sausages from Townings Farm in Chailey. I get them from the Friday Food Market, they are really good value ( much cheaper than Waitrose) & have no preservatives.
On 21 Jul 2016 at 6:18pm Old Banger wrote:
Look no further than Offham farm shop, they are the tastiest sausages in the area.
On 21 Jul 2016 at 6:58pm Fast cook! wrote:
Thanks all! Offham is close to me, popping down tomorrow!
On 21 Jul 2016 at 10:36pm MiddleAgedMan wrote:
Offham "shop" is nice with good people, but I don't have a high opinion of the owners after being tailgated (@40) in a 30 mph zone.
I still go there, but think the owners are toffs; but would love to be proved wrong. Maybe the person had an emergency on the farm? I dunno, but maybe viva Lewes could do a story.
On 21 Jul 2016 at 10:45pm JillG wrote:
Yes, Frank Richards, and I agree with Annabel (despite the weird thumbs-downs) about Townings Farm's sausages, from the Friday food-market. Also Owena's at the same market, and May's in Riverside. Place is thick with proper sausages, really.........
On 21 Jul 2016 at 11:15pm Meldrew wrote:
I wouldn't touch HRH Charles Edward Mountbatten Windsor, Duke of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, wife of Camilla, kilt-wearing, lazy good-for-nothing's sausages with a 20-ft caber.
As if he isn't rich enough, why get more dosh from the prols by making out that he had something to do with sausage manufacture? Next you'll be saying that they work hard.
Probably the best bet is the local butcher, assuming that sausages aren't an excuse for getting rid of all the horrible bits. I did a stint in a butchers shop delivering "lights", "sweetbreads" wrapped up in newspaper - not to mention the brawn, tongue and the other delicacies. Not much to choose between the faggots (the edible sort), the sausages or the pasties when it came to the mincer. Then there's always a nice Fray Bentos "steak" pie, corned beef, tinned frankfurters or Spam. Or Walls "sausages"
As for farm shops, about as authentic as French markets. A bit like a trip to the garden centre to buy a plant pot.
On 22 Jul 2016 at 12:18am Hyena wrote:
Meldrew, bad day?
On 22 Jul 2016 at 5:53am Chris wrote:
Tesco everday value yummie with beans and hash browns
On 22 Jul 2016 at 6:29am Sussex girl wrote:
When buying sausages from butchers ask if they put preservative in them. All "fresh" sausages will have preservative in them. They have to do this to prevent the meat breaking down. Vary few places sell preservative free sausages. All preservative free sausages will be frozen as soon as the sausage is made. There is a farm in Hadlow Down which sells preservative free sausages which are 95% meat with no preservatives. www.coopersfarm.com
On 22 Jul 2016 at 7:48am Tim wrote:
I'm a bit confused. Sussex girl, are the sausages in Hadlow Down frozen then?
On 22 Jul 2016 at 8:59am Sussex Girl wrote:
Yes they are. They are frozen as soon as they are made. No E numbers used just meat and seasoning.
On 22 Jul 2016 at 9:58am sausagemister wrote:
Just wondering what happened to boat house farm. Used to get great sausages there. I only recently moved back to Lewes and Martin the butcher seems to have vanished.
On 22 Jul 2016 at 11:41am Horseman7 wrote:
Thirded, or possibly fourthed, Richards, Western Road. Or further afield, the Sausage Shop just down from Brighton Station.
On 22 Jul 2016 at 1:05pm Meic wrote:
The main role of the preservative is to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. In particular, saltpetre is used in small amounts to prevent botulism ("sausage disease"). It can be left out, but the resulting sausages have very short shelf life unless frozen. Otherwise, traditional sausage meat is just minced meat with 1.5% salt, and your choice of other seasoning. Rusk is optional, mainly introduced in the 1914-18 war period to make thinkgs go further.
Richards and May's Farm Cart do very good bangers, as does the game stall at the farmer's market. Holmansbridge and the butcher in Ringmer are also highly recommended.
It can be great fun making your own, if you have a mixer with the right attachments. May's sell natural casings.
On 22 Jul 2016 at 3:15pm Offham Rascal wrote:
I live next door to Offham farm shop and whilst Sam and the team make brilliant bangers the Harmers charge you a pretty penny for them! If you're looking to treat yourself though give them a go, they are quality.
On 22 Jul 2016 at 5:04pm Where's the harmer wrote:
In driving fast around the country lanes and adding a fair margin to a product ? Kind regards.
On 23 Jul 2016 at 7:52am Very Old Banger wrote:
MiddleAgedMan: If you was being tailgated @40 in a 30, surely you was also breaking the the law.