It's time to reward yourself with some "GOOD EATS"

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Creole Hot Sausage

Creole to me means native. So what I have made is Louisiana Sausage. Either way its mighty fine eats. When you get a recipe from the internet you can only hope that it is true to form. I have not found this to be true with sausage recipes. Not saying that I like them all. But most sausage people take pride in the product they make.
This sausage is made from pork, for the meat cut I am using pork butt and some rib trimmings from spare ribs. I like using pork butt or pork shoulder (same cut) because the fat content is just about what is needed for 20% fat in your sausage. Fat adds flavor and acts as a binder for your sausage. Not enough fat and you have a crumbly product. If you are smoking your sausage be sure to watch you internal temperature. I like to bring mine to 150 to 155 deg. higher than this and the fat will start to render. (not good). So the photos show what happened in my process.
I like to cube my meat, add my spices, mix then grind.
Ready for the grinder:
Ground and mixed:
Hanging in the smoke:
Smoked cooled & bloomed:
Packaged for the freezer:
Hope you enjoyed this process, here is the recipe I used. Try it, I found it to be some good eats. Thanks Bill


  • 4 pounds lean fresh pork
  • 2 pounds pork fat
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
  • 3-4 tablespoons cayenne pepper (more or less for your taste)
  • 2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground bay leaf (use a coffee or spice grinder)
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 yards sausage casing (optional)

Grind the pork and fatback to a medium to coarse grind, and mix well with the other ingredients. Stuff into sausage casings, and tie them off so that each sausage is about six inches long. You can omit this step and make sausage patties if you like.

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