A second attempt at making sausages
Lockdown entertainment of an eight year-old part 2
A couple of weeks ago I posted my first attempt at making sausages. Whilst the end result tasted fine they were far from the standard I want so we had another go - lamb & mint this time. This is the end result:
Slight improvement in uniformity compared to the previous effort. I will resist immature comments about girth & length.
Several differences this time - I added some breadcrumbs & used a coarse cutting disc on the mincer which led to a better consistency. I hadn't originally planned to make chipolatas, but the sheep casings I'd ordered were narrower than expected.
Her mother asked what she did at the weekend: "Daddy and made sausages. I had to touch sheep guts!". This prompted an irate phone call from my ex-wife.
500g lamb shoulder
120g fresh white breadcrumbs
1 tsp garlic puree
2 tsp chopped fresh mint
3 tsp salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper
The lamb was approximately 10% fat & we ended up with 12 chipolatas, a filthy kitchen floor and a lot of washing up. Whilst the bloody cat continually meowed for scraps.
Now the eight year-old wants to have "sausage Saturdays". I'm not adverse to this - might as well get value from the £55 I spent on the mincer - but I'd like your opinion on which varieties to try next:
Cast your vote please
Our next attempt will be in a couple of weeks.