Farmer John

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by old poi dog, May 4, 2011.

  1. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aloha All,

    My wife likes the Farmer John brand breakfast sausage.  Does anyone have a recipe that comes close to it and be willing to share?
     
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    sent you a PM
     
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What's so special about "Farmer John Brand"?

    Todd
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is what they say is in Farmer John's:

    Pork, vinegar, water, salt, dextrose, sugar, extractives of paprika, natural spice extractives, natural smoke flavoring.

    I know it doesn't say how much of each, but I would look for a recipe with similar ingredients.

    Bear
     
  5. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    7 lbs lean meat GB
    1 1/2 lbs. lean pork butt
    1 1/2 lbs. pork fat
    Or 10 lbs. of Ground Pork Butt if you like
    4 tablespoons salt
    1 3/4 teaspoons white pepper
    3 1/2 teaspoons sage, ground
    2 1/2 teaspoons thyme, ground
    2 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
    2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoons crushed red chili peppers ground. If you like hotter add 1.5 Tbs
    1/2 cup cold water
    1/2 cup non-fat-dry milk
    17-19mm sheep or collagen casings

    Mix all the above (except casings) to the water for better mixing into the meat


     If you smoke this add 2 teaspoons
    cure #1 to the meat/seasoning mixture before
    stuffing into casings.

    For a 5 lb batch just cut the recipe in half.
     
  6. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the leads Guys.

    My wife went to Seattle University some years ago and she loved the breakfast sausage that they served there.  It wasn't Farmer John's brand but it comes close to what it was.  We'd like a basic recipe to start from and try to reproduce the flavor she remembers.
     

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