Thursday 7 February 2013

Home-made Sausages

Several of the forum members make their own sausages from scratch and I even considered buying this even though we already have a food processor and an old fashioned crank mincer! I talked myself out of that, it's easy enough to make skinless sausages so I had a go yesterday...

500 gm lean beef mince
2 inches of black pudding
1/2 cup oatmeal
lots of pepper
2 fresh sage leaves
2T of grated cheese for the fat

 Process well until it becomes a sticky lump...

set aside in the 'fridge for at least an hour to chill, this lets the flavours meld and also makes the sausages easy to roll out...I rolled them in wholemeal flour to coat them...I was surprised it made so many...

sausages are sizzling s s s s

Yummy, just a subtle hint of black pudding and no nitrates or other nasties! Pork and chicken mince would be a nice addition and you could add just about anything, bacon/ham/salami, any sort of cheese, olives/sun dried tomatoes, any amount and type of herb, home made chutney or sauce perhaps? You could also shape them into patties to make home style burgers.

This is Rhonda's recipe, she uses equal quantities of pork and beef.

I saw a strange orange-red light flashing in the trees yesterday, it was this beautiful butterfly opening and closing it's wings!

Just caught Twitch selecting his breakfast by standing on his tippy toes to reach the nasturtium leaves...cheeky boy!

Thanks to every-one for your kind and supportive comments about Priscilla's latest news, one day at a time is all we can do isn't it?

Bye bye for now,
Love from Sue

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