Faggots (1935)

Recipe by Strawberry Girl

I am passing on this recipe for faggots more for the sentimental value than for any expectation that you will use it. My grandmother ("Nanna") was a cook in a "big house" in southern England during the 30's. When I was in England a couple of years ago she granted me access to her hand-written recipe book.

Top Review by Jeremy Prior

The pig's apron is a problem. I assume it means a pig's caul which is a stomach lining and even the food trade is finding it hard to get this now. It requires the slaughter house to part with it, and in these days of BSE the "dodgy" bits of animals are not permitted by law to pass into the food industry chain. The only people who make faggots with caul wrapped around them are people who have access to the killing of the pigs. So I don't know if an egg to "bind" or some other thing like the suet will cause them to stick together like sausages for easier cutting on the plate. Without it many faggots just disintegrate and are not so good when that happens. Rice paper might be a substitute but it's a shame you can't get a synthetic "caul".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients through a mincer.
  2. Add cup of boiling water.
  3. Put pig's apron over.
  4. Bake 1 hour until brown.

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