There are many sides to the succulent sausage
The humble sausage is more than crisped skin and savoury filling. A good sausage is a flavour bomb, herby or spicy, meaty and filling. They're also quick to cook and inexpensive.
Six good sausages from the supermarket can yield a variety of family-pleasing meals which are easy enough for a week night. From the simplest meatballs you've ever made to a kids' favourite, the sausage mockmuffin, the secret is in selecting a good sausage.
Many butchers make their own, but the local supermarket also has good quality sausages available – you just need to know which to choose.
Precooked sausages are fine for the scout camp barbecue or school sausage sizzle, but are not suitable for these recipes. Instead, look for sausages that are made from meat rather than beef or pork 'flavoured'. Go for sausages with plenty of herbs – you can often see them through the skins.
Pork or beef with a general herby flavour profile are good all-rounders, so it's worth keeping a pack in the freezer as you can use the same variety in all these recipes.