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Quick guide to sausages, from bangers to bratwurst

Which sausage should you use for the ultimate sausage sandwich? And how should you serve Merguez sausages? Read our essential guide to bangers.

GREAT BRITISH BANGERS

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These classic bangers are crowd pleasers that beg for mash but also make top sarnies. Grill or oven cook them, split lengthways and dress with sauce or mustard. Stuff between slices of good bread. (£3/8, M&S)

MERGUEZ

Spicy and rich, these north African-style bangers are top notch in a bun with a cooling spoon of minted yoghurt. Ask your butcher or try these organic mutton and lamb ones, (£4.02/300g, Peelham Farm)

BAVARIAN BRATWURST

German style sausages are popular at food markets and in shops. Try these by Unearthed, griddled and served in buns with plenty of sauerkraut (buy a jar) and mild mustard. (£3.29/240g, Ocado)

CHIPOLATAS

Skinny sausages mean you can cram two into a chunk of baguette! Duchy Originals Organic Free Range British Pork Chipolatas with Honey & Rosemary are particularly good. (£3.49/12, Ocado)

CHORIZO

The sausage of the moment. Put slices in a cold pan and heat until crisp and cooked, then fold into a wrap with houmous and semi-dried tomatoes. Widely available.

TOFFEE APPLE SASUAGES

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Children will love these sausages with their edge of sweetness – and so will adults. Red cabbage goes well, or wrap them in puff pastry and bake to make a very special sausage roll. (£2.98/8, Asda)