My first sausages!

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My first sausages!

Postby Jabba » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:07 am

The hog casings arrived in the post yesterday so I whizzed up some breadcrumbs, got the mincer attachment fitted to the Kenwood, minced up a kilo of pork shoulder and belly (70%/30%), then used a couple of recipes I came across on here for inspiration.

And here we have it: 3 breakfast and 4 stout (made with homebrewed oatmeal stout).
ImageWell the first of the stout one is more of a breakfast as I didn't clean through the filler- I had used all the bread in the mix!

The stout ones are perhaps a little overfilled? The casings didn't seem to come of the horn as easily as with the breakfast ones I did first.

I'm out tonight so relying on the feedback from my wife who'll try the breakfast ones for dinner tonight!

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Re: My first sausages!

Postby DanMcG » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:22 am

They look great,especially for a first attempt. Let us know how they taste.
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Re: My first sausages!

Postby Jabba » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:26 am

Thanks Dan. It was certainly satisfying linking them, though I'd admit to being a little apprehensive when I started, I guess it's the same when doing anything new. I'll be sure to report back.

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Re: My first sausages!

Postby NCPaul » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:16 pm

They look fine Jabba; it will soon be routine. If the casings have started to dry out on the stuffing horn they might start to stick. The horn can be put in a tall glass of water to rehydrate the casings.
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Re: My first sausages!

Postby Jabba » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:33 pm

Thanks for the tip Paul!

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Re: My first sausages!

Postby wheels » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:38 pm

They look brilliant. I'm envious, my first attempts were nowhere near as good.

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Re: My first sausages!

Postby SumpRat » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:31 pm

This is my second attempt at sausages. The first was a learning exercise and didn't go too well but tasted OK.

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Re: My first sausages!

Postby Thewitt » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:05 am

Looking great!
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