What Are Sausages?

  • Sausages are minced meat encased in a skin.
  • Vegetarian sausages are also available without any meat ingredients included.
  • They come in different flavours, textures and sizes.
  • They are made from a mixture of ingredients.
  • The ingredients are put into a casing or skin to give them their sausage shape.
  • The filling of a sausage usually contains meat, breadcrumbs, starch and flour to bind the ingredients together.
  • Sausages may also have flavourings like herbs, spices, fruit or vegetables added to enhance the flavour or help to preserve them for longer.
  • There are many different types of sausages which can be classified into fresh sausages, cooked sausages and dry sausages.
  • Some sausages are skinless – they have been made with a skin and then once cooled, the skin has been removed.

Did you know? – The word sausage comes from the Old French word saussiche  and the Latin word salsus, meaning salted.

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