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Breakfast sausage

janzy May 8, 2008 05:27 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy the larger, thicker version of breakfast sausages?
I just came back from New York and the breakfast joints serve a sausage that runs in size between the ones served here and an Italian sausage.

  1. C. Hamster May 8, 2008 09:04 AM

    What size are the ones served here? I've been served sausages of varying sizes.

    IMO the best breakfast sausages and sausages in general are the handmade ones from the Smokehouse in Norwell.

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    1. re: C. Hamster
      janzy May 8, 2008 09:10 AM

      I usually get served (or buy at the local supermarket), the skinny sausages. I'm looking for the "fatties"!

      1. re: janzy
        BarmyFotheringayPhipps May 8, 2008 09:18 AM

        I believe Jones also sells their breakfast sausages in what they call a "hearty link" size, which is about twice the size of the regular ones.

        But then, I'm from Texas, so I think link breakfast sausage is weird anyhow. I'm a patty man.

      2. re: C. Hamster
        jjbourgeois Nov 16, 2009 12:56 PM

        I'll second the Smokehouse!

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        jonship May 8, 2008 09:47 AM

        Whole Foods has a very good Irish banger, but I'd say it's similar in size to an Italian sausage.

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        1. re: jonship
          janzy May 10, 2008 05:06 AM

          I ate irish bangers just once, and to me they tasted like American hot dogs.

        2. Karl S May 8, 2008 10:00 AM

          Well, the best are from Edwards in Virginia. You can usually find one or two packages in the freezer case of Formaggio Kitchen (Huron Ave location).

          1. Infomaniac May 8, 2008 11:13 AM

            I've been getting turkey sausage at a local turkey farm in Methuen (Raymond's) and I originally bought them as a dinner sausage but have been using them for breakfast on the weekends all winter. Sized about the way you described. Sometimes they have a nice zesty kick to them.

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              po_boy May 8, 2008 12:25 PM

              As a member of Stillman's meat CSA, I was pleasantly surprised to find what I think you're looking for in my last share. Maybe someone else here can chime in as to whether Stillman's has them at the farmer's market?

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              1. re: po_boy
                BarmyFotheringayPhipps May 8, 2008 12:31 PM

                Unless Aidan has significantly upped his production this year, Stillmans almost never has meat of any kind at their farmer's market locations, and what there is is gone in minutes.

                1. re: po_boy
                  smtucker May 8, 2008 12:34 PM

                  You got sausage in your share????

                  And to stay on point, I haven't seen husky breakfast sausage in the markets. When I have breakfast sausage cravings, I buy bulk sausage from Harringtons and make up some patties.

                  1. re: smtucker
                    BarmyFotheringayPhipps May 8, 2008 12:43 PM

                    Yeah, they were doing some lamb sausage last year. We never got any ourselves, but we heard it was awesome.

                    1. re: smtucker
                      po_boy May 8, 2008 01:38 PM

                      Yup, and it was damn tasty... sorry you did get any. I've had sausage before in Sept & Nov but this was the first time I got Breakfast Sausage.

                      Aiden mentioned that they had some neighbors help putting the shares together, so maybe you can blame them : )

                      Breakfast for dinner again tonight!

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                    bear May 8, 2008 12:44 PM

                    De Pascuale's on Watertown St. in Newton makes one that is a bit larger than the usual links, although maybe not as large as you are looking for. They only sell their breakfast sausage frozen, although it is house-made and tasty. Pretty mild compared to something like Jones, which does sell a large link.

                    De Pascuale's Market
                    325 Watertown St, Newton, MA

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                      Wursthof May 8, 2008 01:33 PM

                      I second the recommendation for DePasquale's. They make two versions of breakfast sausage there. I have gotten them there fresh on the day that they make them. They are a bit larger than typical breakfast sausage links.

                      1. re: Wursthof
                        teezeetoo May 8, 2008 07:44 PM

                        i love DePasquales sausage but my favorite breakfast sausage is Greek locanico, big and yummy, buy them at severns in watertown

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                          ginnyhw May 9, 2008 12:42 PM

                          We've gotten fresh country style breakfast sausage there on saturdays. Weren't too crazy about the maple breakfast sausage- love the country. Just polished off the last batch, have to go back.

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                        kweesee May 11, 2008 06:36 PM

                        ive bought one brand at shaws that was pretty good but i usually get them from whole foods. both the fresh and packaged ones are really good

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                          kfk5927 Nov 16, 2009 12:41 PM

                          Espositos on 9th Ave at 38th. They have an Amazon storefront and it used to be listed online. Now I think you'd have to call them and describe what you want and they will ship.


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                            kfk5927 Nov 16, 2009 12:44 PM

                            Follow-up: I just checked their website again and while they do list breakfast sausage it appears to be the skinny kind so, once again, I suggest calling.

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