Scottish Lorne Sausages

Wherever you go in Scotland you will come across Scottish Lorne Sausages, or the square or sliced sausage. I have no evidence for saying this, but it is probably one of the most frequently eaten things in the land.

If you are in a Hotel (2* - 5*), a Guest House or Bed'n'Breakfast place, you will be offered a Scottish cooked breakfast, and that will usually include the sliced or Scottish Lorne sausage.

You will find it in Butcher Shops, supermarkets, wee corner shops, cafes and restaurants and at little mobile 'Burger Bars' across the land.

It is nearly always on a breakfast menu, along with bacon, egg, and Tattie Scones, and many Scots will eat it in a bread roll for lunch or maybe serve it with some type of potato and vegetables for dinner.

You just can't escape the Scottish Lorne Sausage. So, although it isn't one of our most famous foods, it IS a very typical food eaten by the locals. So it's worth a try. You might want to also try Scotch Pies or the Forfar Bridies, or a plate of piping hot Stovies, or even some traditional Fish and Chips in Batter

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But back to Scottish Lorne Sausages, this is an easy recipe - although once again I know no-one who actually bothers to make it today, as it is so easy to buy in Butchers and Supermarkets.

Sliced Sausage

Scottish Lorne Sausages


1lb / 450g Minced Beef (hamburger meat)
1lb / 450g Sausage Meat
6oz / 170g Fresh Breadcrumbs
4 fl oz / 115ml water
1½ tsp Salt
1½ tsp Coriander
1 tsp Pepper (more if you prefer it spicier)
½ tsp Nutmeg


Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly.
Line a loaf tin with clingfilm.
Press the mixture into the tin and cover with clingfilm.
Place in the refrigerator or freezer until firm.
Remove from the refrigerator and cut into slices.


Fry or grill serve with bacon and eggs for breakfast.
Serve in a Scottish morning roll for a lunchtime snack.
Serve with chips and baked beans for a larger meal

NB – As with hamburgers, it is often served with tomato or HP ‘Broon’ Sauce.
And if you really want to try a local soft drink with it – ask for “Irn Bru” (apparently this is also a good cure for a hangover .... for those of you who might need it!)

For other Scottish Recipes, see also the following:-

Easter Sunday Menu - Have a look at the recipes I've chosen for Easter Sunday - Cream of Carrot & Coriander Soup, Roast Lamb, followed by profiteroles.
Valentine's Meal - Try the recipes I've chosen for Valentine's Day - starting with Smoked Salmon Mousse followed by Steak in a Whisky and Pepper Sauce, and finishing with a delicious Chocolate Cream.
Mothers' Day - A simple menu of Cottage Pie followed by rhubarb crumble.
Christmas Cake - Do try this recipe for a traditional Christmas cake.
Black Bun - This is traditionally served at Hogmanay when bringing in the New Year.
Clootie Dumpling - This rich and traditional dish is a favourite all year round but especially at Christmas time.

Christmas Pudding - This traditional pudding is usually served on Christmas day throughout the UK as well as Scotland.
Cullen Skink - This famous fish soup is made with smoked haddock.
Trout in oatmeal - This traditional and famous dish made with local ingredients.
Roast Turkey - This simple recipe will be ideal for Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Roast Venison - Make Christmas, Thanksgiving or other celebration special by serving roast venison to your guests.
Best Scone Recipes - Try the plain, fruit or the cheese scones.
Famous Shortbread Recipes - Have a look at some variations of shortbread recipes.
Haggis - Try this world-famous dish.
Pretend Haggis. If you can't face the 'real' thing, try this easy-to-make pretend haggis recipe.
Forfar Bridie - Try this filling meat 'pastie'.
Raspberry Recipes - See what you can do with a punnet of delicious raspberries, including the famous dessert, Crannachan.
Scotch Broth - See the recipe for hearty Scotch Broth.
Scotch Eggs - A simple recipe for you to try. Can be served hot or cold.
Scotch Pancakes - A quick, inexpensive treat for your guests.
Potato Scones - Serve Potato (or tattie) scone as part of the traditional Scottish Breakfast.
Tablet - Indulge in this delicious, but sweet Scottish confectionery.
Scottish Leek Soup Recipes - Try these two famous Scottish Leek Soup Recipes.
Scotch Pies - This Traditional pie is made with mutton or lamb.
Porridge - Try a bowl of this famous Scottish breakfast dish.
Savoury Mince Pie - This delicious but simple pie is served in households across Scotland.
Salmon Patties - A variation on the Fish Cake - but using Scottish oats.
Traditional Fish and Chips in Batter. - If you're visiting Scotland - do try this from a good Fish and Chip Shop. But if you want to make it yourself, here's the recipe. Serve with 'mushy' peas.
Stovies - Try this simple, everyday dish, can be made with lamb, corned beef or even sausages.
Tipsy Laird - This delicious whisky trifle (similar to sherry trifle) is traditionally served at a Burns Supper.
Burns Supper - Learn a bit more about a Burns Supper and get the Menu and recipe for Haggis, chappit potatoes and bashed neeps.
Hogmanay - See how we bring in the New Year in Scotland.
Traditional Scottish Christmas - Have a look at some Scottish Christmas traditions.

Also look at some of the recipes contributed by visitors to this site.
Grandma Wright's Clootie Dumpling, Mince and Tatties, Quick Microwave Christmas Pudding, Cup of Tea Cake, Scottish Recipe against a Sore Throat, Gaelic Coffee, Mealy Potatoes, Scot's Pepper Pleasure Boat

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