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Offline wesslock

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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2013, 12:56:10 PM »
i generally dont precook sausage - for the same reason you do. The fat really does help the flavor of the pizza. We make our homemade sausage and dont want to "waste" the fat.

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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2013, 02:00:55 PM »
I usually tend to precook any meat in general mainly to reduce amount of fat... I just started experimenting with Deep Dish, I used precooked and raw mild Italian sausage ... Raw tasted much better... It had totally different taste.
That's right Bert and I am totally glad you tried that.  :chef:
Flavor profile of that whole pie changes when you leave the sausage "juice" in there.
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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2013, 05:02:03 PM »
;D   
I can get a decent cut at home on my 'lil Deni el-cheapo.  ;)
http://www.amazon.com/Deni-14150-Electric-Food-Slicer/dp/B001AQD8X4/?tag=pizzamaking-20

Does that slicer work with pepperoni?

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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2013, 05:45:12 PM »
Does that slicer work with pepperoni?

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Sure it does caymus...slices all the meats and cheeses that I use unbelievably well. The first one I had was an all plastic model (except the blade) that my German girlfriend brought home from over there about 10 yrs. ago...that one sold for like 20 bucks American and I couldn't believe how nicely it sliced. I do a lot of Sirloin roasts for my Chicago Italian beef sandwiches and that requires an almost paper thin slice....not a problem on these little tools.  ;)  Go for it man!  :chef:

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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2013, 05:54:36 PM »
I do a lot of Sirloin roasts for my Chicago Italian beef sandwiches and that requires an almost paper thin slice....

And why haven't we seen a recipe??? Al's may be the only thing I miss about Chicago.
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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2013, 05:57:20 PM »
Flavor profile of that whole pie changes when you leave the sausage "juice" in there.

True.. I can't afford doing that very often.
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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2013, 06:21:47 PM »
And why haven't we seen a recipe??? Al's may be the only thing I miss about Chicago.
;D  Ha! Honest to Heaven Craig, about an hour ago I was reading a Serious Eats write up about the top 10 beef joints in Chicago...Portillos won that one but here's a link to your AL's...http://chicago.seriouseats.com/2010/01/als-1-number-one-italian-beef-chicago-illinois-favorite-best-sandwiches.html

After reading that I contacted my brother up there and put in an order for some Gonella's "da beef" sandwich rolls.  http://www.gonnella.com/trade_fb_sand.htm

I'll post up my recipe soon over in "off-topics"...the secret ingredient(for me)is extra rendered down fat trimmings from "the good cuts" that I get from the butcher.  ;)

Yes, they do soften the blow to a Windy City trip...especially in the winter. Makes me shiver jus to think about that white stuff!  >:(

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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2013, 06:45:36 PM »
Al's is the best sandwich I've ever eaten in my life. Period. #2 isn't even close.
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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2013, 06:59:21 PM »
Al's is the best sandwich I've ever eaten in my life. Period. #2 isn't even close.
Are you a Giardiniera fan....or jus straight sport peppers guy...red sauce an fine diced onion?...wet or dipped?  These are so great man!
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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2013, 07:25:32 PM »
Boil in casing 'til cooked through.  Slice thinly.  Sautee briefly.  Apply.  Mmmmm.
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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2013, 08:05:02 PM »
Are you a Giardiniera fan....or jus straight sport peppers guy...red sauce an fine diced onion?...wet or dipped?  These are so great man!


Heck yes dipped with Giardiniera. Dang that looks good. Where is the recipe???
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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2013, 08:58:17 PM »

Heck yes dipped with Giardiniera. Dang that looks good. Where is the recipe???

Ate there yesterday. 8) Blizzard today.  :'(
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« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2013, 09:18:27 PM »
Ate there yesterday. 8) Blizzard today.  :'(
How was your sandwich Jeff...did it look like the pic above? Downtown?
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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2013, 09:32:54 PM »
How was your sandwich Jeff...did it look like the pic above? Downtown?

The original Al's on Taylor is easily the best and looked just like that-juicy, hot. Or a combo hot when I'm in the mood.
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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2013, 09:17:44 PM »
Roll bulk sausage into marble sized chunks and pre-fry them in butter!  Throw some caramelized onions and baby bellas on the pie with that and...mmmmm.....

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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2014, 11:44:00 PM »
Me too. I HATE sliced sausage on pizza. HATE HATE HATE it!
I am with you, TXCraig. I HATE HATE HATE HATE sliced sausage on pizza.
That was one of the things I usually hated about New York pizzas when I lived in NYC - many of the places sliced their sausage, and many of them had crappy sausage.

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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2014, 07:20:27 AM »
I am with you, TXCraig. I HATE HATE HATE HATE sliced sausage on pizza.
That was one of the things I usually hated about New York pizzas when I lived in NYC - many of the places sliced their sausage, and many of them had crappy sausage.

I grew up in NJ a few miles from NYC.  Never in my youth did I see sliced sausage on a pie. It was always applied raw from bulk.  I left the area in the late 70's and go back regularly and have been shocked by how much the pizza has changed over the years.  I will always use raw sausage. Get some pork shoulder and grind it or buy it ground and add your seasoning.  That will top most any store bought sausage other than an artisan meat shops product.  Walter

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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2014, 02:58:20 PM »
Boil in casing 'til cooked through.  Slice thinly.  Sautee briefly.  Apply.  Mmmmm.
This is what I do too.
I slice at an angle so the coins are bigger and oblong.
I have tried uncooked, but to me it seems way to greasy on the finished pie.

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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2014, 04:09:37 PM »

I grew up in NJ a few miles from NYC.  Never in my youth did I see sliced sausage on a pie. It was always applied raw from bulk.  I left the area in the late 70's and go back regularly and have been shocked by how much the pizza has changed over the years.  I will always use raw sausage. Get some pork shoulder and grind it or buy it ground and add your seasoning.  That will top most any store bought sausage other than an artisan meat shops product.  Walter

Walter,

That's funny because I always remember it being sliced in my part of NJ about 30 minutes from NY.  This would have been late 70's to early 80's.  I guess because of this it is how I prefer it prepared.

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Re: Pre cooking raw sausage
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2014, 04:28:29 PM »
Walter,

That's funny because I always remember it being sliced in my part of NJ about 30 minutes from NY.  This would have been late 70's to early 80's.  I guess because of this it is how I prefer it prepared.

Where did you get your pizza? I lived in the Oranges and ate mostly at Star, Reservoir, and other small places that aren't there anymore .  I never saw it sliced until I was home visiting the family a few years ago.  I haven't been to NYC in probably 30 years.  My wife and I always say we are going to hit the city but never do.  Usually we visit in the summer and are parked on the Jersey shore at Ortley Beach.  Walter