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May 27, 2013 09:49 PM

British Sausages?

I'm looking for a Houston-area shop that sells sausages for 'steak & sausage pies.' I've tasted pies cooked by a family member who makes them for her Scottish-born boyfriend - per his mother's recipe. They get these little Scottish sausages from a shop in Chicago where they live. I know I probably won't find the same ones here, but maybe there is something similar.

Willing to try anything once - trial and error, that's the way. Let me know of any suggestions.

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  1. British Isles in the Village, your best bet, perhaps your only option.

    It's possible you might find something at Spec's Liquor Whse Deli on Smith St. near downtown, or a suitable substitute. You can browse their inventory online.

    1. They don't appear to carry them, but I would call these guys:

      I bet they know if the sausages can be found here, and if so, where.

      And if not, the closest substitute.

      1. Phoenicia Market sells english bangers.

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        1. re: txpickyeater

          You know Phoenicia is my default answer to all sorts of questions, but for the life of me I can't say I've ever seen bangers.

          Where do they keep them? Are they all beef? Are they with the sausages, salamis et al in one of those cases across from the deli?

          1. re: DoobieWah

            Yes. exactly.

            Also, this week the Sprouts market add has English Bangers $2.99#.

          2. re: txpickyeater

            So does Fiesta down the street at Dairy Ashford and meat pies ( frozen).

            1. re: otherbrotherdarrell

              Where are they at Fiesta? I know that most sausages are on that left hand wall, (next to where I took your picture with the Fiesta Parrot), but I don't recall seeing bangers there either.

              1. re: DoobieWah

                On the frozen isle that backs onto the bakery.

          3. Spec's downtown carries beef bangers and pork bangers.

            1. Spec's does have "bangers" but they aren't much cop. While the English banger is DEFINED by having (requiring to be authentic!) a fair amount of ~filler matter~ contributing to its taste and texture, it's the overall effect that counts and these to me were underseasoned with herbs and certainly not very good skins or texture. A better plan might be to get some English sausage recipes and some good natural casings and making your own(!)