Wife's kabanosy

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by crankybuzzard, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My bride told me that she needed a meat and cheese tray for her company Christmas party this coming week. I asked her what meats and cheeses she needed, and of course, it's some of the stuff I've been making. Both styles of summer sausage and smoked cheddar and Colby jack.

    But she said she wanted to cut up some snack sticks into bite size pieces. I drew the line there, the snack sticks I've made so far are for my hard working boys and girls at work, not for engineers! So she said she'd make the sausage if I'd grind the meat for her.

    She told me that kabanosy was her stick of choice. She has good taste!

    Meat and spices

    Her doing the mix thing


    Smoked and sliced.

    Took them to 153 IT and then placed them on the granite countertop to slowly cool. Worked great.
     
  2. diamondmarco

    diamondmarco Smoke Blower

    Awesome. You've prompted me to start gathering my ingredients !
     
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good ,nice treats for a shindig !
     
  4. Looks very TASTY!

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  5. Wow CB.... those look delicious.  I've made a ton of sausage in the last week but I haven't smoked any sausage yet.  I will definitely try these - what spices did you use?  Be Blessed and Happy Saturday.  Josie
     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome CB, nice smoke !

    :beercheer:
     
  7. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For Kabanosy, we use this recipe. It's spot on and has worked so we we've never experimented with it.

    http://www.meatsandsausages.com/sausage-recipes/kabanosy

    Good stuff for sure.

    I forgot to add, the casings were 22mm collagen. I don't care for the bite with them, but the bride has already stripped it from the sticks, so no biggie I guess.
     
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it Cranky them sure look good!! I will have to give this a try

    DS
     
  9. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You won't regret it! The only problem we have with them is that we never make enough! Thumbs Up
     
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those sure look good, and don'tcha just love that smell when you open the reefer door the next morning after ya make 'em? LOL

    I have not tryed cellose yet, all mine are sheep. But they are awfully proud of those sheep casing. I see another learning curve on the near horizon. any suggestions?

    Looks great, brownie points, perfumes the air, how can ya lose?
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  11. CB those sure do look great. You make some good stuff, but it looks like your better half might looks like she is out stepping you. Well done.

    Ed
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking sausage but I do have a question. How did you survive telling your wife you wouldn't make snack sticks? 

    Disco
     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, looks awesome
     
  14. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I know better than that! :biggrin:

    I told her she couldn't have the ones I made for my folks at work. I'm giving them out this week since a lot of our employees are off the week of Christmas.

    She volunteered to make her sticks of choice, as long as I ground the meat. She's nervous about the grinder.

    I'd never deny her, she let's me make sausages and BBQ! :sausage:
     
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  15. ha-ha CB wise decision~[​IMG]

    SVB
     
  16. capt7383

    capt7383 Fire Starter

    You mentioned that you stripped the casings off. Couldn't you make these with a jerky shooter and smoke on racks instead of hanging?
     
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    CB sorry I am late on this didn't see it. Give the wife a point for me
     
  18. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your wife will feel great serving these great looking sticks.  Not only because they look so awesome but because she made them herself.  Great work by your wife [and by your grinding].  Love the color.  Reinhard
     
  19. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Call me olde fashioned, but I like the stuffing part and love the shape and texture I get when I hang sausages. Most of the time these would be done in a sheep casing, but she didn't want to "freak" any of the girls, and a few guys, at work out with the sheep casings.

    If they only knew how collagen was made! :biggrin:

    Late? Nah, we just put the platter together tonight.... The sticks are cut up and on a tray, but the sausage and cheese platter needs. To be shown! I want it for my work gathering!

    Regular SS and cheese and peppercorn SS with mustard seeds. Smoked Colby Jack and pepper jack cheese.
     
  20. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Reinhard, I'm amazed each time I smoke sausages at the color and texture change achieved. You start out with a cold, limp, funky colored tube of goop, and end up with something that resembles art to some of us! :yahoo:
     

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