Question about making caseless turkey snack sticks

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by akooser, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. akooser

    akooser Newbie

    I have an ambition to make some caseless turkey snack sticks based on Bearcarver's recipe here: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/95395/unstuffed-smoked-beef-pepperoni-sticks-with-qview

    The ground turkey I'm eyeing at Costco is just 7 percent fat. I don't want to add beef or pork into the mix, but I'm afraid going with the lean turkey will result in crumbly sticks. Is there anything I could add as a substitute for the pork fat or something that would work as a binder? I'm new to the smoking world and have an MES 30 with an AMNPS, if that makes any difference. Advice is much appreciated!
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: Aug 17, 2015
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Grind your turkey. Use thighs with the skin on. If you can't get just thighs, give chicken a try. One other thing is I would use cure #1 instead of TQ for the cure (note that the amount of cure will be different) the reason I suggest this is that I have found TQ to be too salty for poultry sausages.
     
  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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