A Butcher and Sauted Sausage and Apple

Frillypants over at Real Meals posted about a Failsafe butcher she had found in Melbourne that was close to us:

Ozzies Gourmet Butchery
55 Hamilton Place, Mount Waverley, VIC 3149
p: (03) 9809 5208 f: (03) 9809 5208

They takes orders and makes up failsafe sausages and preservative free bacon when he has enough orders.  The bacon is delicious and has a very different flavour to “regular” bacon.  We also got chicken and beef sausages and they taste just like normal ones.

Not long after making our first purchase, I came across a recipe for Apple-Sausage Sautee in the April 2011 Prevention magazine, and thought I’d try out some of the new sausages.  It was really yummy.  I think it will be a regular on the winter menu.

Apple-Sausage Saute

Serves 3-4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Occasion Easter
From magazine Prevention Magazine
Moderate salicylate sauted apple and sausage dish that can be served on its own or as a side dish.


  • 450g chicken sausages (Failsafe from a Butcher or home made)
  • 4 Golden or Red Delicious apple (peeled, quartered and cut into 1.5cm wedges)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


1. Boil the sausages in water for 25 minutes until cooked. Once cooked, cut into 1.5cm diagonal slices.
2. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and add the apple, and drizzle with the maple syrup. Cook, tossing until tender, about 12 minutes. Remove from the pan.
3. Add the sausage to the pan and cook, turning often, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Add the apple back into the pan and toss with the sausage to heat through.
Apple Sausage Saute
Serve with vegetables, salad, cous cous or rice.
Apple Sausage Saute


Moderate Salicylates, Low Glutamates, Low Amines

FAILSAFE sausages can be made up by some local butchers (see recipe here), or to make your own you can use my home made sausages recipe here.

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3 Responses to A Butcher and Sauted Sausage and Apple

  1. Oscars Mum says:

    The new owners of Ozzie’s Gourmet Butchery are still doing FAILSAFE sausages and preservative-free ham and bacon.

  2. Annette says:

    Hi. This may be old news to you but as of this week 25/1/13 Steve is leaving Ozzie Gourmet Butchery! New people are taking over and it is unknown if they are going to do Failsafe. He suggests calling them in about 6 months which will give them some time to gain some knowledge if they are indeed willing to go the Failsafe route. Steve is not moving to another butcher’s shop unfortunately – following a different career path.

    • Oscars Mum says:

      Thank you for the heads up on this Annette. We picked up our last order just before Christmas and they didn’t say anything then. I sent hubby over today to put in a final order for sausages.