Faggots (2x170g)


Faggots play a significant role in the gastronomic history of Britain. They are a traditional, cheap source of tasty nutrition. They were first eaten in the West Midlands and Wiltshire, before becoming very popular in Wales, where they remain something of a staple. People in the north of England sometimes refer to them as ‘ducks’.  Faggots are made from pork offal, smoked fats, ham and herbs and spices. They are rich in flavour and have a lovely texture.

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Offal when prepared like this is totally delicious and very good for you. It is a good idea to introduce different cuts into your repertoire, as making the most of each animal is more sustainable for the environment. Faggots are inexpensive and offer great flavour for the cost.

The best ingredients deserve the best preparation. That’s why we work with master butchers who have prepared our faggots to the very highest standard. This means they are perfectly seasoned and ready to cook and serve.

We work with the best local suppliers. Our highest-quality meat comes from the south west of England. Traditional farming practices make for happier, healthier pigs and result in a far more delicious product. Add these faggots to your basket and we’re sure you will agree.

SHELF LIFE 12 Days from date of delivery
STORAGE ADVICE While we’d be surprised if you could resist the temptation to enjoy immediately, please keep refridgerated unless you intend to eat it right away! Otherwise all our quality meat is suitable for freezing to preserve its taste and texture, meaning you can cook and serve it when you fancy. Once it’s been frozen, please thaw your meat slowly and thoroughly, ideally in the fridge overnight. We vacuum-pack our meat to naturally extend its freshness and make it suitable for home-freezing.
PACKAGING This pack contains 2 pieces. Your item will arrive in a 100% recycled box lovingly packed with FSC-certified shredded spruce from Britain and Sweden, natural sheep’s wool insulation and non-toxic chilled gel packs, all of which can be reused, composted or recycled. To recycle the gel packs, simply cut a corner and dispose of the contents through your normal domestic waste system, as the gel isn’t harmful to the environment. Better still, reuse them by storing in the freezer and chilling other products. The only component from our packaging that can’t be recycled are the foil liners which need to be go in household waste; the poly bags meat comes in in need to go in plastic recycling.

We suggest wrapping faggots in The Black Farmer middle bacon. Once wrapped, place them on a lightly greased baking paper and bake them in a medium oven for 45 minutes to an hour. While cooking, make mashed potato with a good amount of butter and a bit of grated nutmeg. Reserve some of the juices from cooking. Gently heat through fresh peas in a frying pan with butter, water and the cooking juices. Serve the faggots on top of the mash and pour the peas and juices around the outside.

Cooking instructions:

1. Remove all packaging and transfer faggots and sauce into a similar size microwaveable dish and cover with a loose fitting lid. Note: If lid is frozen to the product, remove foil tray and place in microwave on full power for 10 seconds (850W) / 15 seconds (650W), then remove lid and cook as follows:
2. Heat on full power for: 650 Watt Category B 7 minutes, 850 Watt Category E 7 minutes
3. Stir the sauce, turn the faggots over with a fork a replace lid.
4. Heat on full power for: 650 Watt Category B 6 minutes, 850 Watt Category E 4 minutes
5. Allow to stand for 1 minute. Stir sauce before serving.

Nutiritional information typical values per 100g,

as sold
Energy 224 kCal
Fat 12.1 g
of which saturates 4.1 g
Carbohydrate 16.1 g
of which sugars 3.4 g
Fibre 0 g
Protein 12.1 g
Salt 0 g

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