Added by Allora Andiamo | Fri 13 Feb 2009 @ 14:25
This recipe makes a typical British style sausage flavoured with sage and thyme. You can also use the mixture for sausage rolls, scotch eggs or as a base for a stuffing. It\'s important to keep the mixture very cold during the sausage making process. Returning the meat to the freezer between each step will ensure that the meat doesn\'t get too warm. You can also add crushed ice to the mixture whilst processing but remember to reduce the amount of water in the recipe.
1kg pork shoulder
300g pork fat
150ml of iced water
1 1/2 tsps of white pepper
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp mace
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1. Chop the pork and fat into small pieces and put through a meat grinder using the large plate.
2. Pop the mince into the freezer to make sure it gets nice and cold again (about 20mins)
3. Add the spice mix, breadcrumbs and water to the mixture.
4. Put the meat through the grinder again, this time using the small grinder plate.
5. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and set it aside. Return the mixture to the freezer whilst you test the sausagemeat for flavour (fry the tablespoon of mixture in a little oil). Adjust seasoning if necessary.
6. Stuff the mixture into sausage casings (make them any size you prefer).
7. Pop them into a tupperware box (or similar) and leave in the fridge overnight to allow flavours to develop.
8. Grill or fry in a little oil (putting the sausages into a cold pan will help to stop the skins bursting).