Super Sausage Building

Taylor Bennett

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Serves:

12

Prep:

10 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Broil

Ingredients

5 lb
pork shoulder
2 1/2 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
fennel seeds
1 1/2 Tbsp
ground black pepper
1
head of minced garlic
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 c
minced parsley
0.5 c
chopped cilantro
2 1/2 tsp
chopped oregano
5 1/2 Tbsp
paprika
3 ml
30mm-diameter casings

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Disinfect your knives, cutting boards, and other equipment, and wash your hands. If you purchased a pork shoulder chop (with bone), bone the meat with your boning knife. If not, proceed to the next step
2
Cut your meat into even cubes and cut away large pieces of connective tissue
3
Slowly and evenly work your cubed meat into your grinder with a pusher
4
Cool the ground meat by sticking it in the freezer (up to one hour). Continue on to the next step immediately
5
Blend your spices together, adding additional spices as needed for taste
6
Add 1/2 cup of ice water to the spice mixture and take the ground meat out of the freezer
7
Pour the spice mixture into the ground meat, mixing thoroughly with your hands
8
Take a small portion of your mixed meat and make a 3" patty, press into palm. Slowly flip your hand over so meat is facing down. If the meat stays for 5+ seconds you are done mixing. If it doesn't stick, continue to knead the mix, using the palm test every 15 seconds
9
Put your casings in a large bowl and place under cold running water. Let sit for 2 minutes
10
Take your stuffer out of the freezer
11
Slide one of your casings onto the stuffer nozzle. Leave a 6" overhang untied
12
Make sure the casing is filled firmly, but do not overstuff! It will tighten when you twist the casings to make the links
13
Stuff your mixed meat into the stuffer slowly but firmly. (It helps to have a partner for this step.) Air will come out into the casing before the meat. Use one hand to hold onto the casings, regulating how quickly they slip off the tube
14
When you've run out of casing, or you are finished stuffing, tie one end of the casing, making a knot flush with the meat
15
Starting 6" from the knot, pinch off a 6" length. Twist 3 times in one direction. Go forward another 6", rotate 3 times in the opposite direction. Repeat this process until you cannot make another 6" sausage
16
Squeeze out the extra meat and tie off the casing. Then prick each link three times with a toothpick to prevent bursting
17
Lay your links out on a baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator uncovered for 12-15 hours to dry the casings
18
When chilling is done, cut the casing between the links and you have sausage links ready to cook
19
Refrigerate up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: German
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free