Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.
Today: Merrill shows you how to grind your own sausage at home with the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and Food Grinder attachment.
Homemade sausage is likely to be on your kitchen bucket list -- one of those intimidating but hugely appealing tasks that you keep telling yourself you'll try one of these days. It's easier than you'd think, though, especially with the right tools -- namely, a really good meat grinder.
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Today, Merrill is showing us how to grind and shape Italian sausage patties -- and turning them into super-easy broccoli rabe breakfast sandwiches. If you don't have a meat grinder, a handy stand mixer attachment will do the trick, and save you storage space. Plus, it gives you zero excuse not to make sausage-stuffed mushrooms, merguez ragout, and sausage-laden pastas.
I'm a former Food52 Julia Child Food Writing Fellow now studying law so I can make food fairer, more delicious, and more sustainable for everyone. I was born and raised in Montreal (mostly on poutine and matzoh ball soup), but in my heart I am an Italian grandma—I live on pizza and make a mean eggplant parmesan.