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Catholic Recipe: Homemade Sausages


  • 1 lb. streaky pork
  • 1-2 teaspoons chopped mixed herbs (thyme, marjoram, basil, rosemary and parsley)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Details

  • Yield: 16 sausages
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Ireland


1. Mince the pork (twice for a smoother texture).

2. Mix the breadcrumbs with the herbs and then combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Fry a little piece of the mixture so that you can check the seasoning. Add more if necessary.

3. Fill a piping bag fitted with a 1 inch plain nozzle. Pipe on to a floured hoard and cut into the required lengths. Alternatively shape by hand.

4. Fry until golden all over. Serve with apple sauce.

Recipe Source: Festive Food of Ireland, The by Darina Allen, Kyle Cathie Limited, 1992
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