The Piglet

It Isn't a Piglet Party Without Sausage

February 25, 2015

Sausage is versatile: You can boil it, fry it, wrap it around or in things, or just eat it on its own. Sausage can be dressed up or down. Batter it up for a trip to the fair, toss it into a tart for a classy dinner, or add it to a hearty gravy for a proper Southern morning. It comforts you in stews, and adds a little oomph to your side dishes. 

That might have been a little too much personification for this humble little guy who's been around since Homer. It's probably turning a little red right now, so we better wrap up the roast before it explodes in embarrassment.

To celebrate that our Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks is finally here, here are 10 recipes that appreciate the heroic sausage in all its forms, shapes, and sizes. 

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Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy by wssmom


Corn Dogs by Molly Yeh



Sausage and Chard Mini Galettes by fiveandspice


Choucroute Soup with Knoedels by QueenSashy


Roasted Sausage with Broccoli and Fennel by EmilyC


Lentil and Sausage Soup for a Cold Winter's Night by AntoniaJames


Southern Slow Cooker Choucroute by Nicholas Day


Grandy's Sausage Stuffing by Cara Nicoletti


Sausage and Kale Dinner Tart by My Pantry Shelf


Scotch Eggs by Lori Goldsby


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Jenny Xu

Written by: Jenny Xu

Dorm baker and connoisseur of digestive biscuits.

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luvcookbooks February 26, 2015
Speaking of parties, when is this Piglet party?