Glamorgan Sausage

Glamorgan sausage, a traditional Welsh vegetarian sausage, made of cheese, leeks and bread crumbs. Not stuffed into casings, but rolled in a cylindrical shape, dipped in egg and coated with bread crumbs. The sausage earned its name from Glamorgan cheese once made in Wales from the milk of a breed of cattle also named Glamorgan. There are few Glamorgan cattle remaining to produce milk for making Glamorgan cheese on a larger scale. However, Caerphilly is very similar and is used for making Glamorgan sausage.

Bread crumbs350 g0.77 oz
Caerphilly cheese, grated200 g0.44 oz
Leeks, chopped250 g0.55 oz
Eggs150 g0.33 oz
Milk60 ml2 oz fl
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of materials
Salt12 g2 tsp
Pepper2.0 g1 tsp
Fresh parsley, chopped1 Tbsp
Thyme or rosemary, dried1 tsp
Mustard, ground1.0 g1/2 tsp
Oil for fryingas needed
  1. Place the breadcrumbs, cheese, seasoning, mustard, leek and parsley into a mixing bowl, mix well. Beat the eggs and add to the mixture. Add enough milk for the mixture to bind. Divide the mixture into equal parts. Using hands form each portion into a sausage shape.
  2. Coating mix: beat another egg and add the milk. Spread the breadcrumbs (or flour) on a plate. Roll each sausage in the egg mixture, then roll in the bread crumbs.
  3. Fry the sausages in oil or melted butter for 5-10 minutes until they become gold-brown. Some people prefer to grill them till golden or bake them in an oven for about 15-20 minutes.
It might be hard finding Caerphilly cheese outside the UK. It is a hard, white, sharp, crumbly cheese with slightly sour tang. Substitute a mild cheddar-style cheese or feta.

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