Yesterday I went to make some faggots believing I had everything I needed. I had decided to change the liver for black pudding but when I opened up the pudding, it didn't look very nice at all. White fat is one thing, but lumps of gristle, no thank you. It went in the food bin I am afraid, to be collected by the council for their hot compost bins. I hate throwing food away, but as neither of us liked the look of it, despite loving black pudding, it had to go.
Now I needed a replacement so walked to the nearest butcher to pick up some liver, which he had, but frozen! That went into a bowl of cold water to thaw for a few hours whilst I got the rest of the things minced and ground. Then I realised I was 1/2lb of bacon short and quite frankly, couldn't be bothered to go back to the butchers.
Eventually, 1lb of minced pork shoulder, 1/2 lb minced bacon, 1/2 lb minced liver, 1 minced onion and 1/2 a packet of dry sage and onion stuffing mix got brought together. They were left for a few minutes for the stuffing to drink up all the excess fluid from the onion and liver then formed into 12 balls:
Anyhow, at least they got made, some eaten and the rest were frozen in 3's for 3 meals later on. The full recipe for different faggots can be found on my recipe tab above.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!