And so we travel to East Dereham - so far untouched by the Rate My Sausage frying pan. I visited on a Saturday, and found a farmers’ market underway. But the first Dereham banger to be taste-tested is the Pork Sausage from a nice little butchery called S Barnetson, which you can find on Norwich Street.
Homely. Warm. Cosy. Unchallenging, nice, pleasant enough, this is a Tim Henman of a banger. I doubt you’ll be disappointed but I’m not sure you’ll be raving about them either.
Average weight uncooked - 52g
Average weight cooked - 40g
Shrinkage - 23%
It’s quite high. But it added fun to the frying.
Barnetson’s sausage price labels were solely in a foreign language to me – Imperial measures. How old fashioned! Not to say illegal (second count, please be careful chaps). Maybe £2.99 per lb means something to you? But for me it was not a helpful way to display the cost, and I’d have to spend some mental energy converting that into an approximate figure in metric that actually means something to me. With time, and a calculator:
£1.37 for four sausages weighing 207g - this works out as a price of £6.58 per kg, or 34p per snorker.
Fair value for money.
That sausage looks great. I like to make my own sausage at home. I love the picture of the shop at the end of the post. My family owns a meat market in the states. It's just nice to see little family owned shops doing well. Keep up the good work. Love the blog.
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