Cold Sausage Sandwich

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Cold Sausage Sandwiches

If you have ever visited the UK or anywhere in the British Isles you will have noticed that we have some pretty weird breakfast habits. The cold sausage sandwich is perhaps one of them.

Another of these is, of course, the full English or Irish breakfast, both of which contain ‘bangers’, or sausages as one of the vital ingredients. In fact, you will find this as well in many ex-British colonies worldwide.

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Cold cooked sausages just out of the fridge


While another post of mine describes the Hot Sausage Sandwich, this post describes the cold sausage sandwich, which, while being very similar, is a completely different snack. Similar ingredients but a different experience altogether.

Sometimes you may have some sausages left over after a BBQ or dinner, and the cold sausage sandwich is the best way to use them up.

It only takes a minute to prepare and there is no cooking involved as your sausage is already cooked.

All you do is store them (cooked) in the fridge, wrapped in tin foil, until you want to use them. You can store them for probably up to 3 days in the fridge without any problem.

Best sausage for a cold sausage sandwich

I refer to my hot sausage sandwich post for information on which sausage to choose for a cold sausage sandwich, but basically look for something with a high level of pork above 80% at least, and with some flavour to it.

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There are lots of artisan butchers out there with great recipes for making their own sausages these days. Find one you trust and sample the wares.

We get great sausages in Aldi and Tesco’s here in Ireland. These sausages were Jumbo Irish Pork Sausages from Aldi which are flavoured with spring onion and cracked black pepper.

Absolutely scrumptious!

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Best type of bread for a sausage sarnie 

I used a basic sliced white bread in the sandwich but that is naturally your own preference. Traditionally this is what is normally done and the same goes for bacon sandwiches.

This type of bread is good for retaining any sauces you may use, but you can of course also use brown if you prefer.

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Whatever condiments you use they should not overpower the sausage. These cold sausage sandwiches were only lightly covered with some mayo and mustard, being my own personal preference.

This is simple comfort food but a great way to start the day as a snack when you have some cold bangers in the fridge.

It is also a good sandwich to take with you on a picnic or road trip, as long as you have the ability to keep it cool.

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Cold Sausage Sandwich


I hope this recipe works out with your local sausages!

How to make a cold sausage sandwich

Cold Sausage Sandwich

cold sausage sandwich

The delicious cold sausage sandwich is a delicacy from the British Isles and is the best way to use up any leftover sausages from your BBQ the night before

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute


  • 2 slices of bread (white or brown)
  • Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 tasty British/Irish style sausages
  • 1 tsp English mustard (or other type if you prefer)


  • Butter (you may wish to use butter instead of mayo)


    1. Remove the cooked sausages from the fridge and slice them lengthways in half.
    2. Spread the mayo on one slice of bread and add some mustard to suit.
    3. Then add the sausage and close the sandwich. Cut into two pieces perpendicular to the sausage.


These cold sausages sarnies are just so easy and tasty.

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