Glamorgan "Sausage"

Vegetarian "sausage"? Blasphemy or brilliant? Hold your judgment until you try this tasty Welsh treat, made with leeks, thyme, and cheese. And, of course, I added garlic. Serve with mustard for dipping.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 medium leeks, light green parts only, minced

  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • cup dry bread crumbs, divided

  • cup all-purpose flour, divided

  • ¼ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup shredded Havarti cheese

  • cup milk

  • 2 large eggs, divided

  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder

  • 1 teaspoon milk

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil for frying


  1. Pour 1 tablespoon oil into a deep pan and heat over medium heat. Add leeks and saute until tender and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add thyme and garlic; saute for another 30 seconds. Transfer to a mixing bowl and place in the refrigerator until cooled to room temperature, 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Remove from the refrigerator and add 1/2 of the bread crumbs, 1/2 of the flour, the Cheddar cheese, Havarti cheese, 1/3 cup milk, 1 egg, and mustard powder. Mix until a dough forms. Move to the refrigerator until cooled and congealed, about 30 minutes.

  3. Whisk the remaining egg and 1 teaspoon milk together in a bowl. Add remaining flour to another bowl. Place remaining bread crumbs in a third bowl.

  4. Roll a handful of the leek mixture into the shape of a sausage. Roll in the flour, coat in the egg wash, then dredge it in the bread crumbs. Repeat to form remaining "sausage" links.

  5. Heat 1/2 to 3/4 inch of oil in the same pan over medium-high heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Fry each link in the hot oil until the outsides are crispy and golden brown, about 2 minutes per side, working in batches if needed. Transfer to a paper towel-lined sheet to drain grease.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
10g Fat
20g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 34mg 171%
Calcium 201mg 15%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 243mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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