Welsh Sausage Dish
I originally made Glamorgan sausages on the 1st of March and which is what gave me the inspiration to make a Welsh recipe as it was, of course St David’s Day. St David, who was a celtic monk in the 6th century, is said to have led a frugal life and ate very simply on bread and herbs. Glamorgan sausages may have been a bit too extravagant for him but they are made from basic ingredients including the all important Welsh vegetable, the leek.
Easy, low cost and tasty vegetarian alternative to meat based sausages
Easy Vegetarian Sausage Meal
There is a continuing need for meat substitute dishes in the Vegetarian repertoire of recipes – such as vegetarian burgers, vegetarian sausages and vegetarian versions of meat dishes such as Lasagne, Shepherds pie and Chilli con(non) carne.
This gives cooks who have never cooked a vegetarian meal before, a place to start to work out what to give their vegetarian friends, and it also increases the range of dishes available for a new vegetarian. It probably make the transition easier, instead of having to learn a whole new menu. It is also very useful for people cooking for meat eaters and vegetarians simultaneously, where some members of a family are vegetarian, whilst others are not. The two different meals have a common theme without the poor cook having to make two completely different meals!
Cheese, Breadcrumbs And Leeks
These sausages are easy to make and tasty. They contain leeks, of course the very symbol of St Davids day, and Wales and you can ensure the cheese you use is Welsh too – such as Caerphilly – if you want to be truly patriotic, or indeed if you live in Wales and are buying local! However I used cheddar as it is more easily available and you are likely to have some in your fridge
Apart from frying the leek to soften it, this recipe is just about putting the ingredients together and forming them into a shape. You can add your own flavourings or herbs of choice. A spoonful of grainy mustard is great for flavouring. You can use any type of mustard or mustard powder. I used wholemeal bread but you can use white bread – it just depends what you have available.
According to Wikepedia, the Glamorgan sausage has been around since the 1800s and was once made with Glamorgan cheese – now no longer made.
- 1 large leek halved length ways, then sliced
- 25 g butter or margarine
- 1 garlic clove peeled and crushed
- 180 g breadcrumbs
- 140 g cheddar or other hard cheese cheese, grated
- 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
- 2 teaspoon wholegrain or other mustard
- 2 eggs beaten
- Heat the butter in a frying pan
- Cook the leeks for about 5 minutes, until soft
- Ad the garlic and cook for another minute
- In a large bowl mix the leeks,breadcrumbs, cheese and herbs
- Add the leeks, eggs and mustard
- Stir thoroughly
- Make the mixture into sausage or ball shapes
- Fry lightly in a frying pan for 7-9 minutes
- Serve with mashed potato and vegetables of your choice.