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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 16:50    Post subject: lorne/square sausage Reply with quote

A recent mention of the above on the forums got my belly rumbling, i have not had a lorne sausage for years, so i went to iceland and got some....it was nice but not a patch on the proper thing. Does anybody know of a butcher in london that sells a nice block of lorne/square sausage?
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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 17:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I discovered those square sausages for the first time when I stayed over in Scotland a few years ago.

Wasn't too taken with the Iceland version.
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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 23:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the start of one of those cryptic 'follow the clues' internet things?

A Lorne Sausage

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/attachments/off-topic-forum/155d1258732819-scan-chart.png


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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 23:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for going a bit off topic, but I lived in England for a number of years, and how hard is it to get beef sausages? I tried every butcher, and got questionable looks!

You cannot beat a good beef sausage!
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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 23:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

FNNNNAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!
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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 23:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW. Mentioning 'sausages' on a thread about 'sausages' isn't exactly going off-topic.... unless I'm misreading euphemisms again.
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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 23:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they beef though?

That would be highly disrespectful towards pigs, so I was treading carefully as not to offend!
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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 23:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to find them in Sainsbury's but I haven't looked in a while. Were they any good? Nah.

Same for the scotch pies....
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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 23:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asda do 'Fairy Hearts' in the cooked meat section if that's any help.
The size of them things!!!!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pQGJCCYP7h4/UkdB4hS74GI/AAAAAAAABF4/GZrhKdvpgto/s1600/Fairy+hearts.png
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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 23:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

What have we done to food?

Those poor pigs have given up their hoofs and lips for this?!
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PostPosted: 25-01-2014 01:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris138 wrote:
What have we done to food?

Those poor pigs have given up their hoofs and lips for this?!


How do you tell Little Princess she's eating substantial anus?
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PostPosted: 25-01-2014 01:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

You bury your head in the sand and say nothing, just like every other social responsibility.
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PostPosted: 25-01-2014 10:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the Lorne sausage once when I had to shop at a local convenience store. I am not a health fanatic but the saturated fat which emerged from these blocks of pink protein rose up and bubbled in the pan ominously. I became scared and binned most of it, after risking just a mouthful. It was more like Spam than sausage.

No doubt there is an an authentic square sausage that does not deserve the evil reputation of this horrid imposter but I have never gone looking for it.

I have spotted the evil stuff lurking in the freezers of Farm Foods and similar outlets, where its glistening frosting suggests a turd wearing make-up. Dead / drunk
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PostPosted: 25-01-2014 13:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris138 wrote:
Sorry for going a bit off topic, but I lived in England for a number of years, and how hard is it to get beef sausages? I tried every butcher, and got questionable looks!

You cannot beat a good beef sausage!


Difficult to get them in Dublin as well.
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PostPosted: 25-01-2014 13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beef and Pork sausages were once equally easy to find but the beef ones do seem to have faded from sight in the supermarkets. Butchers still do them. It's curious that beef is generally a dearer meat but beef sausage were traditionally slightly cheaper. Presumably the succulence of pork fat better complements the rusk of the British Banger.

I recall eating beef sausage once or twice in school dinners and finding the flavour stronger than pork. Anyone brought up on the beef variety might find pork ones very bland. I'd guess that some offal and heart goes into the mix to give the beef sausage its more gamey note. Question
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