If you have never seen a Lorne sausage, it is a square, flat sausage that looks almost like a burger patty. It is typically made from a mix of ground beef and ground pork but you can also get variants with only one or the other. The dominant tastes of a Lorne sausage is nutmeg and coriander which give it a really interesting taste. The big downside to Lorne sausage is that the ones you will find in the supermarket shelves or buy from a butcher are extremely fatty - absolutely delicious but extremely fatty! I brought some shop bought Lorne sausage back from my last trip to Glasgow - although my taste buds thanked me, my arteries did not. So, I want to share with you my recipe to make Lorne at home.
500g lean minced beef
500g lean minced pork
120ml cold water
1.5 tsps salt
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp black or white pepper (whichever you prefer)
1 tsp onion powder
Next you need to find yourself a square-ish (or *ahem* trapezoid) shaped container or bread tin in which to put the sausage mixture. The red container you see in the picture was something I picked up in Lakeland and is actually for microwaving spaghetti. I'm sure we will all agree I found a better use. Pack the sausage mixture into your chosen container quite tightly so that it starts to take a square shape and resembles a credible cuboid (who knew making Scottish sausages would involve so much geometry!). Once all your mixture is in the container you can wrap it up well with cling film and then place into the freezer until it begins to set. You don't want to freeze it completely but leave it in long enough to make it firm enough to allow you to cut it into slices, I mean squares, definitely not slices.
If you want to eat some straight away then fry them in a little oil until nicely browned round the outside and cooked through.. Wrap up the others individually and freeze them so you can just take them out and defrost them as and when you want them. Enjoy in a Morton's well fired roll...well if you happen to live in the right place...
Voila, you have some delicious, homemade Lorne sausage with a reduced chance of a heart attack risk (Disclaimer: your chances of having a heart attack may be totally unaffected by this sausage).