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Offline Foccaciaman

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« on: April 10, 2004, 12:17:20 AM »
What kind of sausage does everyone use on there pizzas?
Does anyone make there own?

I just started making my own italian sausage for pizza with some ground pork. ;Dpretty tasty first try too.

Since I can't find anything I think is worthy enough to put on there in the way of Italian Sausage. Everything I have tried just seems ok. So it was time to season my own.

I would be interested in anyone's recipes.
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Re:Sausages
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2004, 08:52:13 AM »
I use sweet Italian sausage (store bought). I'm still looking for a store that sells a quality brand. So far, I end up buying Hillshire Farms brand.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2004, 11:57:19 AM »
I use fresh mild italion sausage that is made at the store.  It's great.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2004, 02:04:53 PM »
I think the last store sausage I bought was Johnsonville and it was pretty good but still lacked some of that unique resturaunt flavor that I have had on some Chicago Style Pizzas.
I guess I'm trying to copy something I tasted once but can't quite remember where.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2004, 01:27:07 PM »
I tried grinding a pork butt to make sausage but it needed more fat.  I think about 30% fat or more.

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Re:Sausages
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2004, 01:45:31 PM »
I use fresh mild italion sausage that is made at the store.  It's great.

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2004, 02:08:07 PM »
I tried making homemade too... using ground pork from the supermarket. Way too dry and not enough fat.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2004, 05:43:43 PM »
Got to use Pork Butt...only way to get it right.

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2004, 01:33:12 PM »
Does anyone have a really good recipe for selfmade italian sausage (mild and or hot)?

I'd like to try it making some for my upcoming chicago pie.

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2004, 01:52:22 PM »
Click on Chicago Style Deep Dich on the home page. There is a simple recipe there.


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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2004, 04:13:37 PM »
I'll pull out the recipe I just made recently and post it later this evening for you.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2004, 12:57:47 PM »
I'll pull out the recipe I just made recently and post it later this evening for you.
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Thank's, I would be very glad for several variations and tips. Sorry for not answering right away. We have a 7 hour time difference from East coast to Middle Europe (GMT+1 hour).

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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2004, 10:42:56 PM »
No Problem, I forgot to bring it down to my office from the kitchen anyway, and I am lazy. I'll get it on the next trip and have it up soon for you. I actually came across a couple other sausage recipes I'll put with it. 8)
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2004, 01:34:59 PM »
 ;DFinally I remembered to bring the sausage recipes down into my hole in the basement (hidden office from wife and children)
I have mixed and matched several of these recipes for my own.

Italian Sausage:
1lbs ground pork
1 medium onion
1 garlic clove crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp fennel seed
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp ground thyme
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
patties, link, meatballs or of course on pizza


Italian Sausage 2
8 lbs. Pork shoulder
2tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
4 tsp Fennel Seeds
4 tsp Oregeno
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Cut pork into 1 inch cubes season with mixture and grind.


Sicilian Sausage
41/2 lbs Pork Butt
1/2 lbs. pork fat
2 1/2 tblsp salt
3 tsp Black pepper
3 tsp fennel seed
Crushed red pepper to taste
2 Cloves garlic
1 tsp anise seed (optional
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Italian Sausage 3 (kinda hot)
5lbs pork
1 cup wine red/white or water
1 cup fresh parsley
5 tsp salt
1 tblsp garlic powder/4-5 garlic cloves minced
1 tblsp ground pepper
2-3 tsp cayenne pepper
5 tblsp fennel seed
2 tsp crushed chili peppers
Paprika to color
1 tsp ground anise

I have translated all these into recipes that I can use just ground pork from my local market. This way I am able to test each one with a minimal amount of meat. And I have found them to be pretty darn good so far I will probably not be buying italian sausage again. I will only make my own. Way to much fun. ;D
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2004, 03:02:55 PM »
Thanks!! ;D  Focacciaman

I am very grateful for the recipes you posted, for one thing "tried and tested" and found to be very good. I will try each of them in the coming weeks. Thanks very much.

In Hamburg there are no specialty shops with Italian fresh produce, I have never spotted Italian sausage anywhere, and  "homemade" is often better anyway.

Pierre