Cumberland Sausage

(Serves 4)


  1. Curl the sausage (like a Catherine wheel) so that it will fit into the frying pan.
  2. Fix skewers across the sausage so that it can be turned in one piece.
  3. Place in frying pan and prick sausage so that fat can escape.
  4. Add water and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer until fat has oozed from sausage and water has evaporated. This will take about 15 minutes.
  6. Turn sausage over.
  7. Add wine and turn heat down to minimum.
  8. Continue cooking for about 30 minutes turning sausage occasionally until cooked and browned.
  9. Place on a large serving plate and remove skewers.