A Gosberton butcher has reached the final of British Sausage Week’s East Midlands Cook-Off.
Trevor Sharpe (pictured, of Sharpe’s Butchers) has entered his Lincolnshire sausage, which is already an award-winning one, having taken multiple Butcher’s Prize Awards.
Louise Austen, secretary of Sharpe’s Butchers, says the cook-off is his biggest competition to date.
If successful, they will be presented with a coveted Golden Banger Award.
The award is to be presented by Rugby World Cup winner Phil Vickery, who won the 2011 edition of Celebrity Masterchef.
Phil has been tasked with helping to lead the festivities, which run from November 3 to 9, with the East Midlands leg on the 5th.
In order to see why Sharpe Butchers was selected for the cook off we sampled their sausage rolls in the office.
HOW WE RATED SHARPE’S BUTCHER’S SAUSAGE ROLLS
I thought the sausage was filling, succulent and perfectly seasoned.
Reporter Chrissie Redford said she liked the crispy and light pastry and the fact their wasn’t too much seasoning.
Another reporter, Kat Wakefield, liked the lack of gristle, and that the sausage was very smokey. She also said the pastry was very nice and flaky.
Winston Brown said he enjoyed the filling, but felt there was too much pastry for him.
Editor Jeremy Ransome said: “It was excellent.”
Overall it was a very good sausage roll.