Traditional Homemade English Oxford Sausages - Oxford Bangers!

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

My low fat version of these famous English sausages. An Oxford butcher probably created this recipe in the days when every shop sold its own special home-made sausages. These are succulent and meaty, well flavoured with herbs and lemon. They are shaped in the hands before frying, and do not have skins, making them ideal to make if you do not have a sausage skin attachment. If you have a problem using veal, substitute it for beef instead!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince or very finely chop the pork and veal. Put the minced meat in a large mixing bowl and add the suet, breadcrumbs, lemon rind, nutmeg and herbs. Mix together and season to taste. Add the lightly beaten egg to the mixture and mix well with a fork until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined and bound together.
  2. With floured hands, form the mixture into sausage shapes. Coat each sausage in flour, shaking off any excess.
  3. Cook the sausages under a hot grill, turning frequently, until evenly browned and cooked through.
  4. Serve the sausages with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable as a main meal, or with grilled bacon and tomatoes for breakfast.
Most Helpful

Excellent taste! I used marjoram, thyme, and dill. I cooked them in my George Foreman grill and popped some in the freezer in individual serving sizes. Thank you for posting and for the great photos of my recipe! It got 2 more reviews after your photos posted.

ElaineAnn September 04, 2007

outstanding. The herbs i used were fresh lemon balm, oregano, and dill. and of course the ones listed. It was delicious, the only thing i will change next time is to add more salt and pepper, im so used to salty sausages lol. I served these with herbed dijon baked tomatoes.

MarraMamba August 22, 2007

What a great low fat sausage...we served ours for dinner topped with onion gravy and alongside Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes - Loaded!. The sausage held together well and the hint of lemon was fab! I look forward to serving these as part of a big breakfast soon. They have such a subtle flavour they would be great served alongside eggs n toast!

Stardustannie August 22, 2007