What's Cooking?

Let's play a little guessing game, shall we?

Is it...

A.)  Something the dogs mutilated
B.)  Something the cat regurgitated
C.)  Something the car flatinated
D.)  Homemade Summer Sausage

If you guessed D (how did you guess D?  A-C look like the more likely options) you are correct.

This week I found a fabulous cache of reduced price meat and after marinating and freezing everything else, I decided to try my hand at making Summer Sausage. 

I had heard it was easy.  It was.
I had heard it was yummy.  It is (although too salty.)
I had not heard that it was smelly.  It stunk up the house all day long.

So not being able to leave well enough alone, I started with this recipe and then added various other spices.  I know the recipe says it is for pepperoni but it tastes like summer sausage.

Other than the odor and the saltiness, it was actually very tasty.  It will be great as a seasoning meat in beans, greens, or cabbage.  The texture was wonderful too.

The next time I find a bunch of marked down meat, I will try this again and be a little more scientific with the spices and measurements.  I know that I will use cracked pepper instead of ground pepper and I would maybe like to use chili flakes instead of cayenne.  I like to see the spices in a meat log.

This is part of Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.


  1. Hi Pary,
    This is a very interesting recipe. We used to make Jerky and hang it on the clothes line to try. It always turned out pretty good. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen


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