“ Brand: Asda / Type: Irish recipe sausages „
Every week in with my local Asda shop I get a packet of sausages, already pre-packed that is and I usually get whatever is on offer or the cheapest. Both me and my flatmate/bestmate like the occasional fry up or sausage and tomato sandwich and if not I make up a sausage casserole that we both love up.
These sausages costing 97p for 8 of them (or they are currently on offer at two packs for £1.50) seemed good value for me and as I am half Irish anyway I thought I should partake in them lol
The packaging of the sausages is very simple indeed. They come in a clear and green coloured plastic packet and on the front of the pack we are told that they are Asda '8' Irish Recipe Sausages and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and we are also told that they are free from artificial colours or flavours. On the back of the pack ingredients and allergy advice is given along with cooking instructions and a full nutritional chart and of course contact details for Asda are given along with the weight which in this case is 454g for the 8 sausages.
Well you can of course freeze these or pop them in the fridge and in appearance they are long, not too thick pale looking sausages all attached together so you need to cut off the surplus skin to handle them singly.
You can of course grill or fry these and either way they take about 12-15 minutes to cook in which time a little grease does leave them (particulary through grilling) and they do go a nice golden colour.
Taste wise they do taste of blended pork and that pork is blended with rusk, seasoning, spices such as coriander and nutmeg and then things that don't sound so nice such as pork fat, pork rind and the casing being made from beef collagen.
They are nice enough though, seasoned and with no bits of white rubbery gristle in them however they are a rather greasy sausage and usually I fry anything that I can but these really do need grillling or fat spurts in your mouth as you eat them.
Saying that though they are a tasty sausage though not very filling cos they are so thin but I like the porky flavour with a hint of the spices within them being detectable and do find them nicely seasoned and easy to cook too. Forget the things that don't sound so nice within the sausage I have listed they do taste good....particulary if you like em greasy!
Nutritional Information Per Grilled Sausage:
Sat Fat: 3.2g