My First Breakfast Sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by flagg, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. flagg

    flagg Fire Starter

    We had a green picnic ham thawed, but no one wanted pork. I decided to make breakfast sausage. So here we go.

    I deboned and trimmed to get 7 lbs of cubed pork this morning. Using 4lbs for regular, 2 lbs for hot, and 1 lb snack sticks. I have 13 ounces of skin. What do I do with that? The packaged weight was a little over 11 pounds. I guess I got a decent return on my 'butchering' technique.

    Regular recipe - 4 lbs
    4 tea hi mountain cure (0.85% nitrites)
    2 tea salt
    2 tea thyme
    4 tea sage
    4 tea brown sugar
    1 tea red pepper flakes
    1/2 tea ground nutmeg
    1-1/2 tea black pepper
    1/4 tea red pepper
    1/4 tea white pepper
    1 tea hungarian paprika

    Tossed cubed meat in seasoning mix. Zipped up in bag and chilling in the fridge.

    Hot- 2 lbs
    1/2 size of above recipe except
    1 less tea of sage
    1 tea black pepper
    1/2 tea red pepper
    1/4 tea white pepper
    1/4 tea smoked paprika
    3/4 tea paprika

    Tossed with meat, bagged and chilling.

    I plan to use a hi mountain mix on the remaining 1 lb and make sticks. Think I have 22 mm collagen casings. Any suggestions what mix goes with pork?

    I know I don't have to have cure in fresh sausage.

    No pics yet. I am the only one awake here, and I didn't want to rub pork and seasoning on my phone.

    Plan to grind tonight/early tomorrow morning. Will get some pics then.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like a good start1

    Are you going to stuff the breakfast sausage or just make patties?

    Boykjo can help you with the mix. 

    Hopefully he'll see this.

  3. flagg

    flagg Fire Starter

    Patties this time. I don't have any casings other than snack stick sized collagen. Plan to freeze individual patties and then bag for storage.
  4. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a great start Flagg.     There are a ton of excellent stick seasonings here.     If it were me I would cut the skin in about 1.5 inch squares and render in pork skin in a heavy pot with a cup of water to keep the skins from burning when starting to cook and let them cook until you have crispy cracklins.     Pour off the grease that is left to season french fries or frying eggs, good stuff.     
  5. flagg

    flagg Fire Starter

    Thanks Whistech. I thought rendering the skins made cracklins, but was not sure.

    I have a variety of hi mountain seasonings that got for Christmas. Any flavor work better with pork?
  6. flagg

    flagg Fire Starter

    Well I ground the sausage. I missed the flavor profile I wanted for both. The regular is heavy on sage, and the hot is not.

    Family likes them. I like less sage, but it's good. The hot is more regular sausage to me, but wife and daughter don't like spicy so they like it.

    I will keep both recipes for sage and regular breakfast sausage. Next time I will get some fresh packages or red pepper, ground and flakes, and double quantity to kick up the heat.

    I screwed up grinding the extra for snack sticks. Gave that to the golden retriever. She loved the ground pork supper.
  7. chola

    chola Fire Starter

    8 oz salt

    2 oz pepper

    1 oz sage

    mix all in a zip loc or cntainer and use 1/2 oz per pound 

    This a great starter recipe that you can tailor fit to your own flavour profile

    I personally prefer 1/3 oz per pound if I have no wild game in my mix
  8. flagg

    flagg Fire Starter

    Thanks Chola. I like my experimental recipes. Did not get the expected results. First was heavy sage; second was not hot and spicy.
  9. akdutchguy

    akdutchguy Meat Mopper

    Thin blue smoke and ice cold beer
  10. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    That recipe looks VERY familiar....
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
  11. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was thinking that recipe has been around?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  13. stayhot

    stayhot Smoking Fanatic

  14. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Chola... Is that your recipe ???
  15. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh well!


    Good luck and good smoking.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016
  16. chola

    chola Fire Starter

    nope.its POP's basic breakfast recipe
  17. chola

    chola Fire Starter

    Did I stir up a crapstorm or something by posting it.......not sure what all the emoticons are all about....if I was wrong to do so let me know and I wont post again
  18. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    no.. your ok.. It's just recommended to give props to a person when you use/recommend their recipe... otherwise it looks as if it's your own... just saying ...
  19. chola

    chola Fire Starter

    ahh OK...thank you very much for educating me....duely noted for next time

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