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by Thewitt
Fri May 02, 2014 07:20
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Sausage "Chatter"
Replies: 327
Views: 134840

Lion's Mane Mushroom Sausage?

Has anyone tried making sausage from Lion's Mane or Monkey's Head mushrooms? I had some today for lunch in a vegetarian restaurant in China, and you would have sworn these were port. They had a fibrous texture that was very meat-like and were seasoned like a sweet and sour pork dish. I'm always look...
by Thewitt
Wed Feb 12, 2014 03:28
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Pork loin sausage recipe
Replies: 8
Views: 4869

We turn the whole hog into sausage.... Loin requires significant additions of fat for classic sausage recipes.
by Thewitt
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:03
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Patty forming equipment
Replies: 14
Views: 9675

Most of the suppliers on Alibaba simply represent Chinese companies and are not really stocking dealers.... It's a huge pain to use. Occasionally I find something useful in their lists, but generally not.
by Thewitt
Sat Feb 08, 2014 05:59
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Patty forming equipment
Replies: 14
Views: 9675

ssorllih wrote:I use a section of plastic pipe and a portion scoop and the papers. Several rings and two people would be pretty fast.
It doesn't appear I can purchase food grade PVC locally in Malaysia, so I'll have to find a source to do this.
by Thewitt
Fri Feb 07, 2014 08:59
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Patty forming equipment
Replies: 14
Views: 9675

Thanks guys.

I had not considered hanging something off one of my stuffers, but I have a Frey and might be able to just buy an attachment - though I need a smaller size.
by Thewitt
Thu Feb 06, 2014 09:20
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Patty forming equipment
Replies: 14
Views: 9675

Patty forming equipment

Does anyone have experience with patty forming equipment? We've been making "seasoned pork patties" for a customer by hand for about a month, using an Italian sausage recipe. The volume has increased to the point where it's time to automate. I need to be able to control the size. These patties are f...
by Thewitt
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:15
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Crocodile (camen) sausage recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 9891

I have used chicken fat with skin in the past and I'm not keen on the texture. Pork back fat is still the best, though it does prevent the Muslims from partaking of the crocodile sausages. The owner loved the samples, but I do need to make up another batch without pork fat and using halal casings...
by Thewitt
Wed Jan 08, 2014 14:30
Forum: For beginners
Topic: lamb sausage suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 4892

Chuckwagon wrote:Witt,
Do you make your own?
Oh yes. Made nearly 200kgs of merguez with both lamb and goat this past month :)
by Thewitt
Tue Jan 07, 2014 02:47
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: The end of naturally smoked meats in Europe
Replies: 13
Views: 10618

I cannot imagine the world under a single EU-style central regulatory process, but it's coming....and it will be a mess
by Thewitt
Tue Jan 07, 2014 02:43
Forum: For beginners
Topic: lamb sausage suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 4892

Merguez is my favorite lamb sausage
by Thewitt
Mon Dec 30, 2013 04:11
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Crocodile (camen) sausage recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 9891

... What will be used for the casings? This just cries out for something exotic, but it's hard to beat good ol' hog casing. (Crockie- or Allie-casing probably is hard to come by.) Maybe something exotic for a gravy would be appropriate, when they're cooked? ...say, a nice sauteed puree of some sort...
by Thewitt
Mon Dec 30, 2013 03:54
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Crocodile (camen) sausage recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 9891

These sausage taste great with gator and pork. I don't think there would be much difference with crock instead of gator, but you need the pork to give it succulence and bindability Perhaps you could substitute chicken thighs and skin for the pork. What will be used for the casings? They are ok with...
by Thewitt
Mon Dec 30, 2013 03:52
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Crocodile (camen) sausage recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 9891

Big Guy wrote:These sausage taste great with gator and pork. I don't think there would be much difference with crock instead of gator, but you need the pork to give it succulence and bindability
Nice to hear. I'll scale the recipe for my test sausages and see what my customer thinks.
by Thewitt
Sat Dec 28, 2013 00:26
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Crocodile (camen) sausage recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 9891

I'm waiting on a reply for whether or not I can include pork in the sausages - I'll know on Monday... Sometimes being in a Muslim country has it's dietary challenges.

Big Guy, have you eaten sausage from that recipe?
by Thewitt
Fri Dec 27, 2013 16:33
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Crocodile (camen) sausage recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 9891

Crocodile (camen) sausage recipe?

I'm going to be getting several kilos (could be as many as 20...) of local camen next week and need to make sausage from them.

Anyone have a nice recipe for crocodile sausage?