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Re: Not-British (or Russian) tea and egg recipes
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2020, 01:36:19 pm »
Since we are talking about British and non-British things, can I ask if you have had a vegetarian "sausage" made of zucchini, carrots and potatoes and shaped like a link sausage? Texture and taste is nothing like sausage but they are delicious.

I had them at a few Hotels in the UK and also at an airport Lounge at Heathrow and I really like them and would love to figure out what they are and maybe then I could figure out how to get some.

I've done internet searches but no luck.

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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2020, 05:14:19 am »
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Since we are talking about British and non-British things, can I ask if you have had a vegetarian "sausage" made of zucchini, carrots and potatoes and shaped like a link sausage? Texture and taste is nothing like sausage but they are delicious.

I had them at a few Hotels in the UK and also at an airport Lounge at Heathrow and I really like them and would love to figure out what they are and maybe then I could figure out how to get some.

I'm afraid I rarely eat vegetarian sausages (and in fact, since many commercially-made meat sausages are such rubbish, I don't often eat those either, unless I've bought them from my own butcher or the person offering them to me swears they can vouch for the quality). So I am pretty sure I've never eaten the ones you are asking about. One search tip I can offer: what you in the USA call zucchini (Italian), we in the UK call courgettes (French). If you Google for British vegetarian sausages using zucchini as a search term, you aren't likely to get many results, because that word won't be anywhere in the description. Another tip: you might search 'best vegetarian sausages' using Advanced Search limiting it to UK sites only: you're sure to get British magazine articles comparing different brands, with pictures, and you might spot the ones you want. (Though alas, it's always possible that this particular kind is specifically produced for the catering industry, in which case it's unlikely to appear in that kind of piece. You could always write to the hotels and ask?)

Now, the sausages below are certainly not the ones you want, but I can vouch for their being very nice indeed. They don't aim to fool you that they're made of meat; they are meant to fulfil the diner's expectations of a real sausage - the texture, the umami kick, the fillingness and general heft of it. Recommended to anyone looking for a veggie sausage in a British supermarket.
https://www.heckfood.co.uk/product/super-greens-sausages-0
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Re: Not-British (or Russian) tea and egg recipes
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2020, 08:12:23 am »
Since we are talking about British and non-British things, can I ask if you have had a vegetarian "sausage" made of zucchini, carrots and potatoes and shaped like a link sausage? Texture and taste is nothing like sausage but they are delicious.

I had them at a few Hotels in the UK and also at an airport Lounge at Heathrow and I really like them and would love to figure out what they are and maybe then I could figure out how to get some.

I've done internet searches but no luck.

Could they be something like a vegetable croquette? Like this? Or were they actually sold as a sausage?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/vegetable_croquettes_01978

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Re: Not-British (or Russian) tea and egg recipes
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2020, 11:23:36 am »
Since we are talking about British and non-British things, can I ask if you have had a vegetarian "sausage" made of zucchini, carrots and potatoes and shaped like a link sausage? Texture and taste is nothing like sausage but they are delicious.

I had them at a few Hotels in the UK and also at an airport Lounge at Heathrow and I really like them and would love to figure out what they are and maybe then I could figure out how to get some.

I've done internet searches but no luck.

Could they be something like a vegetable croquette? Like this? Or were they actually sold as a sausage?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/vegetable_croquettes_01978

These look great!  I will make them.  I actually think they will be very similar.

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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2020, 11:24:47 am »
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Since we are talking about British and non-British things, can I ask if you have had a vegetarian "sausage" made of zucchini, carrots and potatoes and shaped like a link sausage? Texture and taste is nothing like sausage but they are delicious.

I had them at a few Hotels in the UK and also at an airport Lounge at Heathrow and I really like them and would love to figure out what they are and maybe then I could figure out how to get some.

I'm afraid I rarely eat vegetarian sausages (and in fact, since many commercially-made meat sausages are such rubbish, I don't often eat those either, unless I've bought them from my own butcher or the person offering them to me swears they can vouch for the quality). So I am pretty sure I've never eaten the ones you are asking about. One search tip I can offer: what you in the USA call zucchini (Italian), we in the UK call courgettes (French). If you Google for British vegetarian sausages using zucchini as a search term, you aren't likely to get many results, because that word won't be anywhere in the description. Another tip: you might search 'best vegetarian sausages' using Advanced Search limiting it to UK sites only: you're sure to get British magazine articles comparing different brands, with pictures, and you might spot the ones you want. (Though alas, it's always possible that this particular kind is specifically produced for the catering industry, in which case it's unlikely to appear in that kind of piece. You could always write to the hotels and ask?)

Now, the sausages below are certainly not the ones you want, but I can vouch for their being very nice indeed. They don't aim to fool you that they're made of meat; they are meant to fulfil the diner's expectations of a real sausage - the texture, the umami kick, the fillingness and general heft of it. Recommended to anyone looking for a veggie sausage in a British supermarket.
https://www.heckfood.co.uk/product/super-greens-sausages-0

Thanks Aleko!
and Good point about searching for courgettes.

I can definitely call the hotel, too.

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Re: Not-British (or Russian) tea and egg recipes
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2020, 05:59:01 pm »
Since we are talking about British and non-British things, can I ask if you have had a vegetarian "sausage" made of zucchini, carrots and potatoes and shaped like a link sausage? Texture and taste is nothing like sausage but they are delicious.

I had them at a few Hotels in the UK and also at an airport Lounge at Heathrow and I really like them and would love to figure out what they are and maybe then I could figure out how to get some.

I've done internet searches but no luck.

Could they be something like a vegetable croquette? Like this? Or were they actually sold as a sausage?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/vegetable_croquettes_01978

These look great!  I will make them.  I actually think they will be very similar.

I made these today, along with a horseradish yogurt sauce. They are delicious!
Thank you Hmmm!