Homemade Sausages

Nowadays groat sausages contain meat, but a century ago they were often meat free and their main ingredient was barley. They were far from vegan, since they included animal fat and guts. We found a groat sausage recipe from “Kansan kotiruoka ja kotitalous”, and thought it would be easy to veganize, since there weren’t any meat in it. The sausages were okay, but the recipe could be improved. We already talked about replacing half of the barley with beans or lentils next time. But here’s the first version with potato pancakes, lingonberry jam and salad.

Groat Sausages

1 l water
5 dl broken barley
1 onion
0,6 dl oil
5 dl soy milk
2-3 tsp salt
0,5 tsp ginger
0,5 tsp all spice
2 dl vital wheat gluten

Bring the water to boil. Add barley and simmer 20-30 minutes. Allow to cool. Chop the onion and fry in oil until browned. Mix all the ingredients together. Take a pieces of aluminium foil , put some sausage mixture on them and wrap as tightly as you can (the mixture is quite wet, so you probably won’t be able to wrap them very tightly). Bake in 175 Celsius degrees for 1-1,5 hours, depending the size of your sausages. Fry the sausages on a pan or bake them in the oven without the foil until browned before serving.

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