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Help! Need Mysterious Breakfast Sausage Name, Type

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Help! Need Mysterious Breakfast Sausage Name, Type

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april8114 | | Apr 2, 2010 10:10 PM

This one has haunted me for years - literally. Seventeen years ago I was visiting a family in Belfast and was served some very delicious sausages for breakfast. What was unique was that this family didn't eat pork, so I know they were not the typical ones widely available. In my shortsightedness, I failed to ask what kind they were (didn't want to talk with my mouth full). My best guess is that they were a type of soy sausage or combination with some kind of meat. They were link-style and were tender and oh so moist...

Since that time, I have often thought about them and have searched extensively online for any clue as to what they might be (I've lost touch with my Belfast friends, sadly). Which brings me to you! I am desperately wishing to know what kind they are so that I can purchase them. I am truly sorry if this is not enough detail.

Also, Mrs. Harris had a way of cooking potatoes that is also unique to my Belfast experience: she used a pressure cooker to first cook them through, then dropped them into hot oil for a fry which made them puff up and get crispy on the outside. Is this a standard way of cooking potatoes in Ireland? I am an avid reader of recipes and have yet to encounter a recipe featuring this method. They were sooooo yummy and I would like to duplicate them.

Any responses are greatly appreciated -
Cheers!

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