Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Super saver sausages

Despite the title these sausages contain no meat whatsoever. They are a real frugal and cheap recipe with breadcrumbs as the main ingredient. What makes them even better is they taste fantastic, in fact they taste so good I would easily choose them over the meaty variety.

Here is what you need - (I would recommend doubling the recipe as they are so good)

For the sausages
4 oz strong cheese, cheddar style grated
4 oz fresh breadcrumbs
1 small onion,, finely chopped
1 tsp mustard
1 tbsp parsley, use less if using dried
Pinch of dried or fresh thyme
2 small eggs
Salt and pepper

For the breadcrumbing
1 large egg, beaten
Breadcrumbs for coating

I have a bag in the freezer that I add the bits of older bread, and leftover bread like toast, a great way to use them! Whizz them up and you have great breadcrumbs

You will need two mixing bowls. In one bowl mix the eggs with the herbs, mustard and seasoning.
In the other bowl mix the cheese and breadcrumbs together. Then combine the egg mixture into the breadcrumbs and mix well. You should have a sort of come together mix that will shape into sausage shapes, if nor add a tiny bit of water until you get to that stage. Once you have them all formed put them in the fridge to chill for about an hour or so.

After chilling dip the sausages in the the beaten egg and roll them in the breadcrumbs. Fry gently until brown and crispy on all sides. These meat free sausages will blow your socks off, they taste that good! I think I will be making quite a few of these, it is a great way to use up bits and bobs of bread.

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