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Somerset Faggots Recipe

Traditional Faggot Recipe from Exmoor and West Somerset













Exmoor is primarily an upland area made up mainly of small villages and hamlets. The largest settlements are Porlock, Dulverton, Lynton, and Lynmouth, Simonsbath and Wheddon Cross.

This recipe is a slight adaptation of a recipe, originating in the Brendon Hills of West Somerset, and dates back to the end of the 19th century, possibly further. This one uses West Country lamb offal instead of the more Northern, and or Welsh variant made using pork heart and liver. Enjoy!

1oz butter
1 medium onion, finely diced
6oz lambs' liver, minced
3 lambs' heart, minced
1/2lb minced meat
1/2lb ham or bacon scraps, minced
5 sage leaves, chopped
1 carrot, grated
1 large cooking apple, peeled
1 egg, beaten
salt and pepper

Full instructions on how to make our West Country faggots coming soon. I'd like to try it out for myself first!













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Exmoor is a National Park situated on the Bristol Channel coast of south west England. Exmoor is located in two counties, with 71% of the park located in Somerset and 29% located in Devon