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Breakfast Links~ Foamheart

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by foamheart, Jun 11, 2019 at 4:15 PM.

  1. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yesterday, Monday, I wanted some eggs and sausage for breakfast. I like breakfast links and I like my breakfast links. I sure thought I had some. After digging thru the new freezers finding old ham and andouille (used them yesterday for supper) and NOT finding any sausage links.... Well you know what had to happen today.

    First, remember those ham chunks and andouille I mentioned. Yesterday was red beans and rice Monday in coon-ass land!

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    This chucks of homemade Easter left overs I made and smoked. I had the cable guys here re-stringing cable from the twister Thursday and they kept commenting on the aroma. LOL

    Anyway Today I made sausage links.I used Pop's recipe
    1/3C Canning salt
    1/4C Sage ( I only had ground)
    1/4C Pepper

    Then one Tbsp per pound. That was 4 pounds. I noticed a sizable difference in the sage too. Generally I use rubbed sage, this was ground and had been here since Thanksgiving so it wasn't too old but it just lacked the smell. So I added more after tasting the sample patty.

    You can add anything you want and it just doesn't get any better IMHO.

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    65 links, and believe it or not my meat to casing ratio was perfect. I did not cut the casing once! No holes, no blow outs, no air pockets..... I just can't imagine whats wrong. I'll let it rest in the reefer overnight and dry a little then cut 'em and vac-seal 'em tomorrow. I put usually 6 to a package, you can always thaw more than on package!

    Taste outstanding! Could have used a bit more fat. I Even got the bag of extra pork fat cap and threw some in and its still a bit dry. The secret to breakfast sausage is fat!

    Anyhow.... I made sausage and it is good, Thanks Mr Fassett for teaching us all.
     
  2. 5GRILLZNTN

    5GRILLZNTN Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Man, love me some b'fast links. Looks awesome!
     
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kevin, Fine looking sausage and I can almost smell the red beans,rice and goodies !
     
  4. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good looking stuff right there... nice job...

    I also am a big fan of Pop's B'fast sausage... I cut back on the salt a little and add a lil more sage ...
     
  5. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    As always it looks great Kevin!
     
  6. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great . I just made some end of May . 5 lbs half gone . I use TSM pre mixes , but want to try Pop's for sure .
     
  7. SFLsmkr1

    SFLsmkr1 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice
     
  8. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not bad for an old swamp man. Where's the invite?

    Warren
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ................. 1 thumbs up.jpg
     
  10. torp3t3d0

    torp3t3d0 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Do you use collagen or sheep casing to stuff.....if collagen, what method do you use to get the length?.....I have been using collagen and using a sharp knife to get the length....
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks..... Once you figure out the way you like them, you'll never buy another.
     
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    <Chuckles> Thanks big guy. You are always welcome around the fire.
     
  13. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Keith.

    OK salt, I use canning salt which fine ground and it actually should be measured by weight vice volume. And the 1/3C is slightly more than a half of Pop's recipe. The sage, I had to add more because I was outy of my usually "rubbed sage" I find it has a much greater aroma that traditional ground or even freshh sage.

    These need more fat. I found that a greater ratio than I would use for anything else is the way I like breakfast sausage. Its always the last thing made and gets extra fat I guess...LOL
     
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you. Its one of the favorites around here. Lots of meals of either toast and links ot biscuits and links. Ya never know sometimes a ham steak might slip in there too!
     
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  15. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you.

    You should try and then the next time you'll know exactly how you like it made. There too many who shout Pop Fascetts praises to not try it.
     
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Warren

    You know you're always welcome
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  19. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I only use natural. I have 6 or 8 tubes of collagen, been here forever, I keep saying I am going to try them but...... As easy as natural are to use, and they always taste better from all the sausage I have tried, I love that snap when you bite into them, trying collagen is a pretty low priority. You don't need to cut the casing. Stuff 'em, twist 'em, chill 'em overnite, then in a cryopac. The reefer chill dehydrates also, That way you don't have casing slippage while cooking.

    Its just the way I do it. I have seen folks double tie each like or even use hog rings. Just seems a lot of extract work to me. One bubblehead to another.
     
  20. torp3t3d0

    torp3t3d0 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I think I'll get some sheep casing from Syracuse Casting and try them in that........