Well Santa brought me a 5 lb. vertical stuffer from Northern Tool for Christmas this year and last night my son and me put the finishing touches on some Brats. Our first run of sausage links was some Chicken Slouvaki Sausage=the recipe is still in the development stage and when I get it to where I like it, I'll post it up.
The recipe use was BigWheel's Lonesome Yankee Bratwurst-any special reason you ask? Nope, it was just on the top of my Bratwurst "Gotta Do" list.
Any-hoo, I had about 6 1/2 pounds of pork trimming from all the ribs I smoked this past Summer and with some additional pork fat from my local Mexican Market, I was ready to go.
Everything was ran through my KitchenAid grinder attachment and my spices added to the mix and mixed in by hand.
Meat mixture covered with plastic wrap and ready to go into the fridge.
The following day we got the stuffer set up and we're making some Brats!!
Mikey my youngest son (at 19) making links for the first time!!
Some of Mikey's handiwork
And our secret ingredient for our personal batch - habaneros!
Our habanero links
All said and done, we ended up with 35 regular Brat links and 5 of the habanero links.
We cooked up the hab sausage that didn't come through the stuffer-and as Mikey was sampling his half of the sausage patty he said "Dad-we made a mistake!!" As I was scratching my head wondering what mistake we made, Mikey said "Dang-this is sooo good, we only did 1 pound. We gotta do a 5 lb batch of Hab Brats next time"!
Yep, I agree-the lad's after meown heart!
Thanks for looking!