- Joined Apr 28, 2010
Its high temp cheeseHope you have better luck with the regular Cheddar then i did. I stared out trying to make my summer sausages with regular cheese and it did not work so well. The cheese keep melting and separating on me. It would taste fine but most of the cheese would be melted into the meat.
I have since swapped to using only the high temp cheese with my sausages and it has work great!
Just picked up 55.8 lbs case pork shoulder from sams. Will be making round 2 the jalapeno cheese kielbasa today. Just going to post the final open shot of the kielbasa...... Should be ready tomorrow...
900 lbs of boneless pork shoulders..................Reminds me of a couple years ago when i got 900 lbs of boneless pork butts and 400 lbs of chicken fajita strips.
But thats a whole nuther story ....LOL
hey, bluebombersfan. I was waiting for that. I'm sorry I cannot post my recipe. I worked over 12 yrs to perfect my recipe and have something special. I plan on having my sausage made here in NC and sell it locally to start as soon as save enough money. I can tell you to keep it simple. Nepas just made some kielbasa with a recipe that was a basic formula. I would definitely give that a try. It looked pretty good to me.... you can add things but I would do a little at a time. Not enough is better than too much................
No offense. your opinion is well taken.......Please don't take offense, and i probably should just keep my mouth shut but all this "proprietism" in the world these days i think is part of our problem. I understand the desire to have that "special" recipe, but seriously it's kielbasa not a spy satellite. Everyone is SOOOO protective of thier rub or thier recipe or thier method that nothing gets shared and old world methods die out of existence! If it weren't for guys like Rytek Kutas who in spite of making real money for his craft has shared everything and anything in his book to help others and to make sure these things didnt disappear from life.
We all need to be less worried about making that extra nickel and more concerned about who can carry on our craft and let our special recipes live on for future generations. If you truly have something that awsome you should be grateful others want to be a part of it. To be honest, everything all of us are doing here i gauruntee is at least partially based on someone else. Can you truly say your secret recipe didn't begin from another's book or wasn't inspired from an old forum recipe post. kielbasa by it's definition is a specific base recipe which began probably centuries ago that everyone's recipe is derived from. If none of those ancient people shared their recipe we wouldn't be here talking about it today.
This isn't really directed at you Boykjo, but it seems i'm constantly reading threads where new guys are asking for rubs or recipes and always get the same old "well that would be my secret" responses. I just had a conversation with a friend whos grandfather passed away last year where he was comparing my hobbies of bacon, beer, sausage, etc. with how everyone back in the day used to do that kind of thing. It seemed the spirit of sharing recipes died with his generation. Same thing with my wifes grandfather and if he was around today i know for sure he would be ecstatic about sharing his recipes and methods with me.
Once you do save up to start selling, the feds and sheer bs of for profit food manufacturing are going to turn your recipe into an abomination anyway. Noones going to pay $20 a lb for sausage so right there you start using fillers to reduce costs. Then the fda says your plant is unsafe so you start adding chemicals to inhibit bactieral growth to USDA standards, then you start using inferior meat because butchering costs are getting too high, and all this before you even make it out of the local market. Ok i digress, thats all pure speculation but we see this sort of thing everyday when we go to the supermarket to buy our food.
Enjoy your kielbasa, let friends and family partake, share the love and reap the joyful happiness that is making people happy with your hobby and craft. Don't put stipulations on it, it ruins the mood. I just bought a 9lb belly and spent my hard earned free time turning it into bacon. I'll share that recipe with ANYONE who asks and the bacon, well thats almost all doled out already to people i care about so they can enjoy something that is hard to find these days. I wouldn't dream of charging them, honestly i can't anyway i'm not licensed to sell ;) thats a joke btw, i don't and never would want to charge for things i craft in my spare time.
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