Its been a while since I made something so I ordered 10 lbs of back fat from my local pork outlet and put it to some good use. Got these 2 butts on sale for 1.29.
My kind of Flavor flave...lol
Separated the skin from a slab.... good looking stuff. Going to save the skin for some cracklin goodness later
Grinder loaded and and ready to go. I separated the fat from the lean and was low on fat....Had to add 3 lbs of fat back to get a 30% fat content
The fat back added
did a triple grind
snuck out 2 lbs on the first grind for some breakfast sausage
casings soaked for a day..... Their looking good. Don't know whats up with this new package from B&P. I found several short pieces and found pin holes as I was stuffing. had a few blow outs too. Not typical from B&P casings.....
loaded on the tube. Nice and wet
I used Len poli's hot dog recipe with a little jarred garlic added for the smokies... Came out better than his smokies recipe IMHO
All tied up and ready for the smoker
Hot dog seasoning all mixed up. Added some soy protein concentrate into the mixes. It changes the sausage texture to a commercial grade IMO.... Not using it they will be denser......
Dogs and smokies all ready to hang in the smoker. Its a little windy today so they will hang in the smoker to form the pellicle and then a 2 hr cold smoke.
Hung in the smoker to form the pellicle
2hrs cold smoke.. Starting to take on some color
Out of the smoker at 140 IT and ready for a par boil
180 degree Parboil to 160 IT... Smokies
Into a cold water bath then trimmed all the strings. It was time consuming with all the tying but worth the effort
I tried a smokie and it had good texture and flavor with the added fat back and soy protein Isolate. I recommend Len's hot dog recipe with the added jarred garlic. I added about 1 clove's worth to the mix chopped fine in a small food processor... Will go good with some of Jeff's BBQ sauce....
Hot dogs are heading to the North Florida gathering.. gatta stock up for the trip....
Unfortunately I'm on my low carb diet since Jan 8 and cant have bread till Saturday so no hot dog tasting for me. I have to be strong.. I lost 25 lbs since then.....
As always thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed the ride