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Glamorgan Sausages

Glamorgan Sausages (or Selsig Morgannwg in Welsh) are unique to South Wales - they are excellent with fried or pureed potatoes, red onion marmalade and fresh, crisp salad leaves.  They can be enjoyed hot or cold, and eaten for breakfast, lunch or tea !


 2 separated eggs

1  finely chopped leek (or a grated onion if you prefer)

1 teaspoon fresh mixed herbs (whatever you like)

flour for coating

crisp breadcrumbs for coating

1 teaspoon dry mustard powder

6 oz  grated, hard strong cheese

10 oz  breadcrumbs, fresh

salt and pepper

oil or pork fat for frying


  • Mix together the cheese, fresh breadcrumbs, mustard, herbs and onions and season well. 
  • Next, add the well-beaten egg-yolks and stir thoroughly. 
  • Then whip up the whites until frothy but not stiff
  • Sprinkle flour onto a board and form the mixture into small sausage shapes, then roll in egg-white.
  • Finally roll in the crisp breadcrumbs. 
  • Fry a few at a time in hot oil or fat. 

This recipe should make about 20 suasages

Serve hot with good quality chutney, fresh salad and fried potatoes for a gorgeous lunch.