Aberdeen Sausage Starter Recipe
This is a very delicious recipe which carnivores will love. Beef and bacon are combined with the delicious flavors of Worcestershire sauce, parsley, oats, onion and more to give a delicious starter recipe which can be sliced up and served piping hot or warm from the oven, as you wish.
Easy and Tasty
This recipe is not difficult at all and you will enjoy the flavours in it, especially if you are a sausage fan. Homemade sausages are not something a lot of home cooks make but if you are having guest for dinner and you are out to impress, you could do a lot worse than this recipe, and you might find you like it enough to make more than once. It is certainly unusual anyway.
You will see the recipe calls for stewing beef which is a tough cut of meat but if cooked right it comes out really tender. This is a cheap cut of beef, another bonus.
The recipe also calls for oats, which have been used in traditional Scottish starter recipes for a long time as a way of bulking out the dish and saving money. Oats are filling but they are cheaper than meat of course. Nowadays they are used for their flavour because oats add a nice taste to the sausages. Enjoy these with a glass of red wine perhaps.
- 450g (1 lb) stewing beef
- 100g (3.5 oz) onion
- 100g (3.5 oz) streaky bacon, no rind
- 1 beaten egg
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 100g (3.5 oz) rolled oats
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C (300 degrees F).
- Trim the beef to remove surplus fat.
- Put the beef, onion and bacon through a mincer.
- Add everything else and mix well.
- Shape into a long, thick sausage and wrap in oiled foil.
- Fold the foil across the top and twist the ends together.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 2 hours.
- Remove the foil and serve hot in thick slices with tomato sauce.
Aberdeen sausage makes a very unusual starter but if you want to make something unusual, different and traditionally British then they do make a good choice. Enjoy the meatiness and robust flavor of these typical Scottish sausages. You can see how juicy and appealing they look in the photo. Serve these as part of a buffet or offer them on individual warmed plates with tomato sauce or another type of sauce on the side. You could even serve them as part of a salad, add them to a risotto or use them to make sandwiches. Some people like mustard with these, while others enjoy the tomato sauce more.
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