Recipe for Pepperoni sausage?

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Recipe for Pepperoni sausage?

Postby _Darkstream_ » Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:56 am

Does anyone have a recipe for pepperoni sausage, or know what it contains/approximate contents?

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Postby deb » Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:04 pm

If you have a go at Pepperoni Darkstream could you let me know how you get on. I would like to have a go myself but being a beginner at this sausage lark I think it might be too ambitious at the moment.
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Postby _Darkstream_ » Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:09 pm

Well I'm a begginer too. I have had some success with skinless, am about to order some casings and try them out.

BUT I am making low fat sausages, so my expertiences may not be immediately transferrable for most of the members here.
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Pepperoni recipe

Postby Sid » Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:44 pm

Guys,

Found this one whilst surfing the net. Hope it's of use!!

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Homemade Pepperoni Recipe
Ingredients
7 pounds pre-frozen or certified pork butt, cubed, fat included
3 pounds lean beef chuck, round or shank, cubed
5 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons sweet paprika
1 tablespoons crushed anise seed
1 teaspoon garlic, very finely minced
1 cup dry red wine
1/2 teaspoon ascorbic acid
1 teaspoon saltpeter
6 feet small (1/2-inch diameter) hog casings


Instructions
Author's Note:
Pepperoni come in different sizes, the most common being about an inch in diameter. Some commercial packers put up what they call "pizza pepperoni" which is about twice the diameter of regular pepperoni and is not as dry. This type is better able to withstand the high temperature of a baking pizza without becoming a crispy critter. If you intend to use your pepperoni primarily as a topping for pizza you might want to experiment with the drying time for best results. --Charles G. Reavis

Sausage Mix:
Grind the pork and beef through the coarse disk separately. Mix the meats together with the remaining ingredients. Spread the mixture out in a large pan, cover loosely with waxed paper, and cure in the refrigerator for twenty-four hours.

Prepare the casings (see instructions below). Stuff the sausage into the casings and twist off into then-inch links. Using cotton twine, tie two separate knots between every other link, and one knot at the beginning and another at the end of the stuffed casing. Cut between the double knots. This results in pairs of ten-inch links. The pepperoni are hung by a string tied to the center of each pair.

Hang the pepperoni to dry for six to eight weeks. Once dried, the pepperoni will keep, wrapped, in the refrigerator for several months.

Preparing the Casing
Snip off about four feet of casing. (Better too much than too little because any extra can be repacked in salt and used later.) Rinse the casing under cool running water to remove any salt clinging to it. Place it in a bowl of cool water and let it soak for about half an hour. While you're waiting for the casing to soak, you can begin preparing the meat as detailed below. After soaking, rinse the casing under cool running water. Slip one end of the casing over the faucet nozzle. Hold the casing firmly on the nozzle, and then turn on the cold water, gently at first, and then more forcefully. This procedure will flush out any salt in the casing and pinpoint any breaks. Should you find a break, simply snip out a small section of the casing. Place the casing in a bowl of water and add a splash of white vinegar. A tablespoon of vinegar per cup of water is sufficient. The vinegar softens the casing a bit more and makes it more transparent, which in turn makes your sausage more pleasing to the eye. Leave the casing in the water/vinegar solution until you are ready to use it. Rinse it well and drain before stuffing.
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