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Posted by: poppygirl 17th Oct 2006, 08:08pm

Anybody know how to make stewed sausages. Made them years ago and think I boiled them lightly till the skins came off then added OXO cube, I think? happy.gif

Posted by: marina 17th Oct 2006, 08:32pm

i prefer sqaure sausage stewed, but i just put the sausages into boiled water some onions, carrots and some oxo granules and maybe if i have any a wee glass of red wine or guiness mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by: georgia 17th Oct 2006, 08:42pm

Oh stoap it, yer makin' me hungry you two talkin' aboot stewed sausages...ah huvnae hud them fur years but ye've just made ma mind up fur me, a brooght back a couple o' lorne's from Glasgow at the weekend an' am gaun tae the freezer noo tae defrost some fur ramorra nights tea....ah cannae wait, ma mooths waatering' thinkin' aboot stewed sausages wi' mashed totties...mibee we could dae some in oor cyber pub tae, they'd go doon a bundle! biggrin.gif

Posted by: georgia 19th Oct 2006, 08:07pm

Hey Poppygirl, Huv ye made yer stewed sausages yit?

Posted by: poppygirl 19th Oct 2006, 08:13pm

Naw Georgia no yet. Goat frozen links frae Iceland. Hope they work just as well. Will let you know when I make them, hopefully the morra. wink.gif

Posted by: georgia 19th Oct 2006, 08:30pm

Ye didnae huv tae go a' the wey tae Iceland fur links hen, ye cin get thim in Glesga rolleyes.gif

Posted by: poppygirl 19th Oct 2006, 08:34pm

Georgia, gave me a right laugh at that wan. laugh.gif

Posted by: lindamac 20th Oct 2006, 03:46am

G`Day poppygirl, ma mammy hid a wee secret tae boot up her stewed sausages,a fed ma faimly them only yesterday & they wolf em doon,Bring water tae boil,add an oxo & yer carrotts &onions steer them Whilst adding jist a wee cheap brand o packet dry powdered soup called french onion,leave tae simmer oan lowered heat fur half an hour woila excellent sasage hotpot wi a boot! biggrin.gif smile.gif YUM!!!!

Posted by: ems 20th Oct 2006, 05:03am

I'd never heard of stewing sausages but they sound good, I'll give them a try.

Linda, I often put french onion soup mix into my stews or soups, gives them a wee bit different flavour.

Posted by: wee mags 2nd Nov 2006, 09:26pm

when I took my youngest children to Scotland in 1989 my sister -in law said what do miss the most Margaret? stewed sausages says the wee yin so that night I got my wish and they were great even my children loved them they also loved the fish suppers fae doon the road off they would go with ma two nieces tae the fishiey on St Vincent St wink.gif

Posted by: Rab 6th Nov 2006, 06:56pm

It has always amused me as an ex-butcher that people have a preference for one type of sausage defined by shape - round, square or links. They are all made from the same mixture. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: stuarty 6th Nov 2006, 10:49pm

stewed sausages on the way laugh.gif

 

Posted by: Catherine 6th Nov 2006, 11:12pm

Oh see stewed sausages jist wid gie me the bolk guys laugh.gif

Ah prefer the sqwerr masel, nae gristle cos yons anither thing that gies me the bolk......that an Barley.......oh the very mention laugh.gif

Posted by: stratson 7th Nov 2006, 01:14am

I hope all who stew sausages after u bring to boil,

take sausages out,

When the liqid cools refrigerate and you will see a layer layer of

solid fat.

Hope you remove this and no clog aw yer families arteries.

Jist a wee tip. rolleyes.gif

Then add aw yer veg and onions and further flavourings to taste.

Posted by: vgourlay 7th Nov 2006, 04:47am

Thats no how ya make porridge Stuarty ha ha only joking thats a line out of a advert here in Australia ha ha. Stuarty my mammy makes different style of link stew to that in the picture, infact she actually had it on sunday to eat when we were visiting, Julian loves it but ahm no so much into links unless there BBQ'd and like Rab said there all made from the same stuff, though I must admit like Catherine (yo how is ya hen) i prefer square sausages any day to any link as they definately taste different and I too hate the grissel yuk. Tammy my mum prepares hers just like Lindamac's...just experiment with ingredients till you get what suits. Stratson too right about the solid fat when its refridgerated . ohmy.gif smile.gif

Posted by: lindamac 7th Nov 2006, 08:28am

smile.gif Theres a way to remove fat prior to cooking them in the stew, Iam sorry as I thought everyone did this as prep, My mum taught me to dry fry the fork pierced links in a non stick fry pan. This removes all the surface fat before they enter the stew, I extend my sausages with some pre browned diced steak as well folks. haha I have never seen fat layers on top of my stewed sausage before haha sorry I don`t mean it is not possible I just meant that the browning part removes it . cheers & happy cooking haha experimenting as Tori says is good, the Italians do it with their tomatoe sauce. biggrin.gif

Posted by: georgia 7th Nov 2006, 09:37am

I boil the sausages and simmer for 5 minutes first, all the fat comes out in the water, I drain the sausages, throw away the greasy water then make the stew with carrot, swede and onions in gravy. biggrin.gif

I follow your idea stratson when making soup, I boil the stock the night before and leave it over night. In the morning I skim the fat off from the top before adding the veggies etc.....delicious!!! tongue.gif

Posted by: lindamac 7th Nov 2006, 10:15am

wub.gif yummy

Posted by: Rab 7th Nov 2006, 11:21am

I have never eaten 'stewed sausages' I admit, but the thought makes me shudder!. Why should you want to stew something that was designed and made to be fried or maybe baked as in toad-in-the-hole?. I suppose its the Weegie effect on high cuisine that led to the battered Mars Bar!.

 

Posted by: georgia 7th Nov 2006, 11:46am

Ye don't know whit yer missin' Rab!!! tongue.gif wub.gif

Posted by: stratson 7th Nov 2006, 12:33pm

Georgia, I do exactly the same as you when making my stock smile.gif

The thought of any fat in my food abhors me,

Feel like it's murder to give anyone food not properly prepared.

After all, we want healthy lives.

I love stewed sausage, another thing I do,(my son's favourite)


When steaming shredded cabbage mix grated carrot through it,

Not only looks nice,,,,,,,tastes delicious. laugh.gif

Posted by: georgia 7th Nov 2006, 01:31pm

Stratson, do you remember the days when they thought that the fat was good for you? My husband tells of when his dad used to pour the fat in the frying pan from the square sausages over his mashed potatoes, saying 'it's good for you!' He died in the mid 60's of a heart attack at the age of 54, but we didn't really know then what we know now...eating habits have changed completely over the last 15 or so years...thank goodness!! smile.gif wub.gif

Posted by: ems 8th Nov 2006, 03:29am

I love cabbage whether cooked or raw in coleslaw, but I'm with Rab I had never heard of stewed sausage and I don't fancy it, I always thought sausage was meant to be fried or grilled which I enjoy with eggs, bacon, potato scones and maybe a mushroom or two..........mmmmmm..... smile.gif

Posted by: sumac 11th Nov 2006, 01:00am

Guess what we had last night for dinner? Stewed sausages! I make it with sliced onion, carrots and turnip, and I make mashed potatoes so I can mash the potatoes into the gravy on my plate! Delicious!!! tongue.gif

Posted by: stuarty 11th Nov 2006, 04:31am

QUOTE (ems @ 8th Nov 2006, 03:46 AM)
I love cabbage whether cooked or raw in coleslaw, but I'm with Rab I had never heard of stewed sausage and I don't fancy it, I always thought sausage was meant to be fried or grilled which I enjoy with eggs, bacon, potato scones and maybe a mushroom or two..........mmmmmm..... smile.gif

is this what you meant about sausages and stuff laugh.gif


 

Posted by: ems 11th Nov 2006, 04:57am

Yes, thank you stuarty, I can even smell that plateful....... smile.gif wub.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 11th Nov 2006, 05:08am

Had stewed sausages once.......ah yuk,gravy and onions and the sausages were slimy and had elastic skins on them...totally disgusting!
I love a really good lorne sausage,maybe with herbs and served on a well fired roll..some mustard and ketchup or an awsome cumberland but never ,ever stewed.

brekkies but i hate black pudding and beans and fried bread and am no daft on mushrooms

 

Posted by: marina 11th Nov 2006, 09:26am

if i make a fry i put the beans in a seperate dish cos james hates his beans near his egg, see men i dont know


i love sqaure sausage stewed, but sometimes if im making stew ill stick a few links in for the weans, i cannae believe youve never heard of stewed sausages georgia lol biggrin.gif

Posted by: georgia 11th Nov 2006, 09:34am

Hey Marina hen, ye're picking oan the wrang wan...ah never said that ah'd never heard o' stewed sausages....ah even gave away ma recipe secret in post 17.....ah lov thim!!! biggrin.gif

Men ur funny int they? Mines the same , he says, 'pit ma beans oan a seperate plate, ah don't waant thim near ma egg!' wub.gif

Posted by: marina 11th Nov 2006, 10:31am

oops! sorry georgia unsure.gif


must have been rab a wiz thinkin oan

please accept ma humble apologies xxxx


ive just checked back and it was ems sho said theyd never heard of them lmao

Posted by: lindamac 18th Nov 2006, 12:40pm

Here another family winter favourite, Stewed gigot o lamb chops wi turnip,carrotts onions etc served wi mash supa yum!(grated turnip as well as diced intae the stew).served with mashed turnip or minted peas/ peppered cabbage. tongue.gif smile.gif

Posted by: bonnie22 20th Jun 2010, 11:31am

Hi there everyone.I was interested in your Stewed Sausages,as I cook them now even in Australia. I cook them in with topside mince,carrots & onions.They are delicious and served with mashed totties and cabage-YUM- M The others in the family don't know how to cook this dish and they often ask me to make it for them. My mum used to make this dish all the time for us kids in Glasgow as it was a cheap meal to make a went further. Not many here have heard of this meal let alone willing ta try it.I especially love it and it brings back a few memories.
Bonnie

Perth - Australia

Posted by: bonnie22 20th Jun 2010, 11:32am

Hi there everyone.I was interested in your Stewed Sausages,as I cook them now even in Australia. I cook them in with topside mince,carrots & onions.They are delicious and served with mashed totties and cabage-YUM- M The others in the family don't know how to cook this dish and they often ask me to make it for them. My mum used to make this dish all the time for us kids in Glasgow as it was a cheap meal to make a went further. Not many here have heard of this meal let alone willing ta try it.I especially love it and it brings back a few memories.
Bonnie

Perth - Australia

Posted by: angel 20th Jun 2010, 01:33pm

..I like the flavour they give to a beef stew and they are really good in your steak pies biggrin.gif

Posted by: jaybee 20th Jun 2010, 09:07pm

I put them in steak pie here too but boy do I miss the good Scottish links. Stuff I buy here is awful.

Posted by: Danny Brown 3rd Oct 2011, 04:17pm

With the stewed sausage, thats no fat yer throwing away it aw the flavour too.

Posted by: Purplefan 9th May 2013, 04:39am

Are stewed sausages anything like stovies?

Posted by: Guvinjimm 13th May 2013, 09:01am

QUOTE (Purplefan @ 9th May 2013, 04:56am) *
Are stewed sausages anything like stovies?

A dont mean this tea be funny an' I dont remember whit stovies are, but when a' wis phoning international tae find oot how my mither wis doing in hospital I distinctly heard the atterndant askin' if she wanted stovies ta eat fur tea. She said awright an' she died the next day.
Whitever stovies are avoid them.

Posted by: Agnes2205 16th Aug 2016, 01:02pm

Hello everyone, well I'm glad someone has mentioned stewed sausages. I love this dish and cook it often. I am in Australia and hardly anyone has heard of this dish, even some of my Scottish friends don't remember it. What are they missing. .I...1/2 cook the carrots in water (just covering) and use the liquid in my mince /sausage dish . I brown some mince & onions first, add 2 oxo cubes , sausages & then the 1/2 cooked carrots . The skins usually come apart when cooking,so I just discard them. You can thicken the mince dish with whatever you like. Couple spoons ok soup ( mushroom flavour is best)
I use lots of carrots aprox 6-8 as I love them cooked in this meal

ENJOY

Hello from OZ

Posted by: Gallusbisom 16th Aug 2016, 05:38pm

Yum.

Posted by: Billy Boil 17th Aug 2016, 12:21am

QUOTE (Agnes2205 @ 16th Aug 2016, 01:02pm) *
Hello everyone, well I'm glad someone has mentioned stewed sausages. I love this dish and cook it often. I am in Australia and hardly anyone has heard of this dish, even some of my Scottish friends don't remember it. What are they missing. .I...1/2 cook the carrots in water (just covering) and use the liquid in my mince /sausage dish . I brown some mince & onions first, add 2 oxo cubes , sausages & then the 1/2 cooked carrots . The skins usually come apart when cooking,so I just discard them. You can thicken the mince dish with whatever you like. Couple spoons ok soup ( mushroom flavour is best)
I use lots of carrots aprox 6-8 as I love them cooked in this meal

ENJOY

Hello from OZ

I also live in Australia and one of the more positive aspects of this and the fact that I married a lady of French background with an Italian father, I was no longer subject to the horrors of Cuisine D' Ecosse. Biled sausigis, neeps n' totties, tripe and unyins biled in milk.

Never again; thank the lord.

Posted by: tombro 22nd Aug 2016, 10:37am

Agnes, excluding the mince, your stewed sausages sound a little like the Stovies my Ma used to make so many years ago. Today, for Stovies, I brown the sausages in the pan before adding onion rings and then sliced potatoes. I then mix two Oxo Cubes in warm water and, as things start to sizzle, I add that liquid to the pan. Unlike my dear old Ma, I like to add a few fresh herbs as the pot is cooking and have been known to add sliced or crushed garlic ! Love my Stovies !

Tombro smile.gif smile.gif

Posted by: Betsy2009 22nd Aug 2016, 12:11pm

I thought stovies were potatoes that you slice and cook on top of a stew or casserole so they cook and soak up the gravy at the same time.

Posted by: Gallusbisom 22nd Aug 2016, 12:12pm

Tombro, sounds delish. I am now on my way to the store to get the sausages etc. and probably no one but HRH and I will enjoy them but that is their loss. smile.gif I do like to make steak and kidney pie, from time to time but just try getting kidney in the US. lol so I wait until I get back to Canada and make it there. Love the "old dishes", those women knew how to make a penny do a pounds worth. The only thing I ever had trouble with was sheep's head soup and tripe, never ever learned to deal with either of them. Yoiks.

Posted by: Betsy2009 22nd Aug 2016, 12:14pm

Sheep's head soup???? wacko.gif

Posted by: Betsy2009 22nd Aug 2016, 12:17pm

You can do the same thing with sausages but cook them in tinned tomatoes, garlic and chilli instead of gravy. Great with baked potatoes or mash or even rice or pasta. My kids loved it.

Posted by: angel 22nd Aug 2016, 12:53pm

QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 22nd Aug 2016, 12:17pm) *
You can do the same thing with sausages but cook them in tinned tomatoes, garlic and chilli instead of gravy. Great with baked potatoes or mash or even rice or pasta. My kids loved it.


that sounds good to me Betsy, I might try it one of these days .

I am not a lover of stewed link sausages , but I will put them in a stew
or a pie , I like the flavour they give . I also like them fried with
pancakes and covered with maple syrup .

I have a preference for boiled hotdogs loaded with onions n peppers
smothered with relish and mustard on a hotdog bun . smile.gif

Posted by: ashfield 22nd Aug 2016, 01:59pm

When I was in my late teens, my mother and aunt (with whom we lived) discovered stewed sausages. Neither of them were great cooks and this dish turned out to be really terrific. Unfortunately I made the big mistake of telling them so, with predictable results.

I had to ask them to stop making it eventually huh.gif

Posted by: tombro 23rd Aug 2016, 10:51am

Gallusbisom,

I also enjoy my steak and kidney, but I'm not real good at making pies.
I usually start off with some Olive Oil, a little Worcestershire Sauce, some Oyster Sauce and some Fish Sauce dribbled into the pan. Add chopped garlic, sliced onion, chopped red capsicum, chopped celery, bacon pieces and sliced mushrooms and saute all. Then add the chopped, browned steak and kidney and cook on low heat to ensure tenderness before adding the flavouring.
Recently, instead of adding just normal Gravox or Oxo Cubes for gravy, I've actually tried adding a few available Finishing Sauces such as Steak Diane, Pepper Steak or White Wine and Mushrooms to enhance the flavour.
The taste has been great and, as soon as I can find out how to make pastry properly, I might even have a go at Steak and Kidney Pies !

Tombro smile.gif smile.gif

Posted by: Gallusbisom 23rd Aug 2016, 12:44pm

Sounds great, what time did you say dinner was? lol We can always buy some croissants and they can be the "crust, heck we did learn a couple of things from "the auld alliance".

Posted by: Billy Boil 27th Aug 2016, 01:30pm

QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 22nd Aug 2016, 12:14pm) *
Sheep's head soup???? wacko.gif

Cullen Skink! Cod biled in milk ( still in its black skin!) Bubble and sqweek ( not particulary Scottish but a favourite in our house) and rather nauseous. Pigs feet on a Saturday night. Steak pies that were devoid of steak since the 50s. Sheeps heid soup was probably one of the more "continental" influences in Scottish cooking.

Stovies! my wife still cant get her mind around that one!

Posted by: angel 27th Aug 2016, 06:09pm



when I make stovies . I usually use left over
cooked mince / ground beef , add some beef stock
sliced potatoes and onions , about I/4 inch thick and
cook extra veg. separately , smile.gif it's pretty good .