Summer sausage/salami slicing with casing still on?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by worktogthr, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I just recently finished a salami and a kielbasa chub in non edible fibrous casings. I was just wondering why people slice with the casings still on before vacuum packing or storing. Is it just for presentation purposes? Just curious as I have seen it a bunch of times.


  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I managed a Grocery Deli Dept and we always removed the casing before slicing. NOTHING worse than biting into a sandwich and getting a mouthful of inedible stings. It's 10X more hassle to remove the casing after slicing thin. The slices shred or fall apart. If slicing 1/4" it don't really matter when you remove the casing. Keep the meat cold, peel and slice as desired...JJ
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016
  3. smokinal

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

    I'm with JJ. 

    Remove before slicing.

  4. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys!  Forgot to take pictures but I sliced up the salami and the kielbasa loaf last night. Sliced some thin for cold cuts and some thick to eat with cheese and crackers.

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