Recipe: Ffagodau (Faggots)

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Faggots were always popular when the butcher used to call and farm pig was killed. Miners also used to keep a pig and the faggots were an easily carried lunch when they needed nourishment for their strenuous work underground.


  • 450g (1lb) pig’s liver
  • 2 large onions
  • 100g (4oz) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 75g (3oz) suet
  • 10ml (2tsp.) chopped sage
  • 10ml (2tsp.) salt
  • 2.5ml (1/2 tsp.) pepper
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. The liver and onions should first be finely minced then put into a mixing bowl
    2. Add the breadcrumbs ,suet, sage and the salt and pepper then mix well
    3. Shape the mixture into small balls
    4. Place into a greased oven tin and bake in moderate oven for about 30 minutes
    5. Remove faggots and add boiling water and a little flour to the tin to make gravy

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