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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Summer Sausage

beef, pork/ham

6 lb beef chuck; including about 1 pound f
1 *4 lb pork, pre-frozen or certified; including about 1/2 pound
5 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon pepper, white
2 teaspoon coriander seed; crushed
1 tablespoon peppercorns, black
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup wine, red, dry
1/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid
1 teaspoon saltpeter
4 feet beef casings; large (3 1/2 to 4 diamete
1/4 cup ; water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoon wine vinegar, white
1 tablespoon maple flavoring
1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground
1 teaspoon lemon extract

Rinse casings and soak in tepid water 1 hour. Grind the beef through the fine disk twice, chilling it between grindings. Grind the pork through the fine blade once and mix it with the beef. Make the flavouring solution: bring the water to a boil and stir in the sugar until it is dissolved. Reduce the heat so that the liquid is barely simmering and add the remaining ingredients. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Mix the flavouring solution and all the remaining ingredients into the meat. Cure the sausage in the refrigerator for twenty-four hours. Stuff the meat into the casings and tie off into six-inch or eight-inch links. Smoke the sausage with a cool (80-90 F) smoke for about twelve hours. Increase the smoke temperature to about 120 F and continue to smoke for abut four or five more hours, or until the sausage is firm. Let the sausage hang in a cool place at least two weeks before eating. * Pork to be consumed raw, as in dried sausage, can be made completely safe and free of trichinae by freezing it to -20 F for six to twelve days. -10 F for ten to twenty days or 5 F for twenty to thirty days. These guidelines have been set by the USDA for commercial packers and are perfectly safe if followed by the home sausage maker. If you can't or don't wish to tie up freezer space to treat your own sausage meat, you can ask your butcher to order you some "certified" pork. Certified pork has been frozen to render it trichinosis free and comes stamped or labeled as such. Make sure you see the stamp or label. Home Sausage Making - 1987 per Clarence Fontish From: Sam Waring Date: 07-17-96