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My sausage got bigger!

15 Sep 2005 2:25AM
I'm hungry and just about to tuck into a sausage sandwich which reminded me of an incident last night. Whilst cooking the sausages on the lean mean fat reducing ... blah blah I noticed a sausage fall off, odd I thought but put it back on, only for it to be pushed off again by its mates, I noticed my sausages were growing and pushing the runt off the grill. This never happened before, I always remember sausages shrinking. Got me thinking, what do they put in sausages that makes them swell? Its obviously edible but is it safe, what does it do? I find Meat of any variety extremely expensive but it concerns me that its not just meat and that there are additives in them that could be doing us harm. I heard a news article recently that said because of the overuse of antibiotics in meat production new forms of e coli are occuring and exisiting strains are becoming antibiotic resistent in humans. So whats the choice? Vegetarian? I like meat, I like vegetables but I also want to be safe.

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strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 2:26AM
Patent it K I am certain there is a product to be sold on the internet in it.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
15 Sep 2005 2:27AM
Sounds like a nightmare. Sure you weren't asleep when it "happened"? Wink

debbiehardy 14 363 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 2:27AM
Now K.....just asking for trouble with a header like that Wink
User_Removed 16 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 2:30AM
I find a cold bath usually helps.....
naturenut 15 1.8k England
15 Sep 2005 2:32AM
K did you remember to poke little holes in 'em :o)
15 Sep 2005 2:33AM
Yep, still got bigger, quite bizarre it was.
User_Removed 16 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 2:35AM
I'm sure the same thing would happen to me if you started to poke me
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Sep 2005 2:36AM

Quote:I find a cold bath usually helps.....

conrad 13 10.9k 116
15 Sep 2005 2:41AM
I usually find that I myself get bigger when I eat sausages, but I suppose that's a different matter. Wink

On a more serious note, K, did the packaging say they were 100% meat sausages? If not, they also contained some kind of filler. Fillers can be cereals, oatmeal, rice flour, etc. See here for more info. What if the manufacturer put in some kind of self-raising flour as a filler?

15 Sep 2005 2:52AM
Well I never knew that! Thanks Conrad! Bit of a gadget freak myself, could be another machine needing cupboard space soon Wink
annaliese 13 421 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 2:59AM
Hi K, That also happens when i put pork slices in the mean lean swelling machine, littlest one gets pushed out? And i have found a certain brand of sausages get super duper huge lol


sillyconguru 13 4.4k
15 Sep 2005 3:01AM
Just ***** 'em first.
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
15 Sep 2005 3:04AM
Pardon? SCG?
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
15 Sep 2005 3:10AM

Quote:put in some kind of self-raising flour as a filler?

This suggestion would surely earn another half a crown from Granny?

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