Sensational sausages

Here’s a simple recipe for crumbed sausages, which in posh households is known as ‘bangers a’ la crumb’. All you need is 500g sausages, 1 egg, flour, breadcrumbs, oil for frying, and salt and pepper. Boil your favourite sausages for 5 minutes. Allow to cool, then peel off the skin. Roll the now skinless sausages in seasoned flour, dip in the slightly beaten egg, and roll in breadcrumbs. Fry until golden brown.

Another way to turn a simple oily rag sausage into a taste-sensual sensation is to wrap it in flaky pastry and bake it. There is no need to precook the sausage. Slice the pasty into a long strip about 25mm wide. Roll it around the sausage diagonally so it overlaps, to fully or almost fully cover the sausage – it doesn’t matter if the end bits poke out. Place it on a baking tray and brush on an egg glaze then sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake in a moderate oven until the pasty is golden brown – which will be about 15 or so minutes. Try different flavoured sausages. So yum – and great for an afternoon treat or as party food.