Boudin blanc (sausage making)
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Title: Boudin blanc (sausage making)
Categories: Sausages, Meats
Yield: 3 Sausages
3 3ft hog sausage casing
3 lb Boneless lean pork
4 c Coarsely chopped onions
1 md Bay leaf, crumbled
6 Whole black peppercorns
5 ts Salt
1 c Green pepper, coarse chop
1 c Parsley, coarse chop
1/2 c Green onions, coarse chop
1 tb Finely chopped garlic
2 1/2 c Freshly cooked white rice
1 tb Dried sage leaves
2 1/2 ts Cayenne
1/2 ts Fresh ground black pepper
Boudin is the French term fo the blood sausage, or "pudding," made
with the blood of the pig. Boudin blanc is a white sausage made with
pork but no blood. This Louisiana version adds rice and is even
Makes 3 sausages, each about 30 inches long.
Trim off excess fat from pork and cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
Place the sausage casing in a bowl. Pour in enough warm water to
cover it and soak for 2 - 3 hours, until it is soft and pliable.
Meanwhile, put the pork in a heavy 4-5 quart casserole and add enough
water to cover it by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat and skim
off the foam and scum that rise to the surface. Add 2 cups of onion,
the bayleaf, peppercorns and 1 tsp salt. Reduce heat to low and
simmer, partially covered, for 1 1/2 hours.
With a slotted spoon, transfer the chunks of pork to a plate. Put the
pork, the remaining 2 cups of onions, the green pepper, parsley,
green onions and garlic through the medium blade of a food grinder
and place the mixture in a deep bowl. Add the rice, sage, cayenne and
black pepper and the remaining 4 tsp of salt. Knead vigourously with
both hands, then beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth
and fluffy. Taste for seasoning.
To make each sausage, tie a knot 3 inches from one end of a length of
the casing. Fit the open end over the funnel (or "horn") on the
sausage making attachment of a meat grinder. Then ease the rest of
the casing onto the funnel, squeezing it up like the folds of an
Spoon the meat mixture into the mouth of the grinder and, with a
wooden pestle, push it through into the casing. As you fill it, the
casing will inflate and gradually ease away from the funnel in a
ropelike coil. Fill the casing to within an inch or so fo the funnel
end but do not try to stuff it too tightly, or it may burst. Slip the
casing off the funnel and knot the open end. You may cook the
sausages immediately or refrigerate them safely for five or six days.
Before cooking a sausage, prick the cawsing in five or six places
with a skewer or the point of a small sharp knife. Melt 2 Tbsp of
butter with 1 Tblsp of oil in a heavy 12 inch skillet set over
moderate heat. When the foam begins to subside, place the sausage in
the skillet, coiling it in concentric circles. Turning the sausage
with tongs, cook uncovered for about 10 minutes, or until it is brown
on both sides. [-=PAM=-]
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