Andouille Sausage Making Recipe

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Servings: 6

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 x Yd large sausage casing Approx (2-3 in wide)
  • 4 lb Lean fresh pork
  • 2 lb Pork fat
  • 3 1/3 Tbsp. Finely chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp Chili pwdr
  • 1/8 tsp Mace
  • 1/8 tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp Dry thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Grnd bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp Sage
  • 5 tsp Liquid hickory smoke

Directions

  1. Andouille was a great favorite in nineteenth-century New Orleans. This thick Cajun sausage is made with lean pork and pork fat and lots of garlic.
  2. Sliced about 1/2 inch thick and greilled, it makes a delightful appetizer.
  3. It is also used in a superb oyster and andouille gumbo poplular in Laplace, Andouille Capital of the World.
  4. Soak the casing about an hour in cool water to soften it and to loosen the salt in that it is packed. Cut into 3 yard lengths, then place the narrow end of the sausage stuffer in one end of the casing. Place the wide end of the stuffer up against the sink faucet and run cool water through the inside of the casing to remove any salt. (Roll up the casing you don't intend to use; put about 2 inches of coarse salt in a large jar, place the rolled up casing on it, then fill the rest of the jar with salt. Close tightly and chill for later use.)
  5. Cut the meat and fat into chunks about 1/2 inch across and pass once through the coarse blade of the meat grinder. Combine the pork with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon. Cut the casings into 26 inch lengths and stuff as follows: Tie a knot in each piece of casing about 2 inches from one end. Fit the open end over the tip of the sausage stuffer and slide it to about 1 inch from the wide end. Push the rest of the casing onto the stuffer till the top touches the knot.
  6. (The casing will look like accordian folds on the stuffer.) Fit the stuffer onto the meat grinder as directed on the instructions which come with the machine, or possibly hold the wide end of the stuffer against or possibly over the opeoning by hand. Fill the hopper with stuffing. Turn the machine on if it is electric and feed the stuffing gradually into the hopper; for a manual machine, push the stuffing through with a wooden pestle. The sausage casing will fill and inflate gradually. Stop filling about 1 1/4 inches from the funnel end and slip the casing off the funnel, smoothing out any bumps carefully with your fingers and being careful not to push the stuffing out of the casing. Tie off the open end of the sausage tightly with a piece of string or possibly make a knot in the casing itself. Repeat till all the stuffing is used up.
  7. To cook, slice the andouille 1/2 inch thick and grill in a warm skillet with no water for about 12 min on each side, till brown and crisp at the edges.
  8. (about 6 pounds of 20 inch sausage, 3 to 3 1/2 inches thick)
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 402g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 1375  
Calories from Fat 1108 81%
Total Fat 122.84g 154%
Saturated Fat 43.25g 173%
Trans Fat 1.19g  
Cholesterol 246mg 82%
Sodium 2468mg 103%
Potassium 1232mg 35%
Total Carbs 2.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 2%
Sugars 0.17g 0%
Protein 60.7g 97%
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