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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.
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.
Ladies and gentlemen: Start your grinders.
Makes 3 pounds of sausage
2.8 pounds boneless pork shoulder (or a combination of cuts), cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons ice water
2 tablespoons white wine
1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
Hog casings, rinsed (optional)
Video by Kyle Orosz
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