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What You'll Need to Make Polish Kiełbasa Sausage
Here is what you will need to make white Polish sausage (biała kiełbasa):
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- 14 feet hog casings (rinsed three times to get rid of the excess salt)
- 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder (well-marbled)
- 1/2 cup ice cold water
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed in a press)
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon marjoram
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Cut the Meat for Polish Kiełbasa Sausage According to Your Grinder's Instruction
Following your grinder's instructions, slice the pork into narrow strips. Then cut the strips into thirds to get large chunks.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Coarsely Grind the Meat for Polish Kiełbasa Sausage
Again, following your specific grinder's instructions, push the meat down the grinder chute using a wooden pestle. Don't ever put your fingers in a grinder—running or not running!Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Add Seasonings to Ground Meat for Polish Kiełbasa Sausage
In a small bowl, combine the water, garlic, salt, pepper, and marjoram until salt has dissolved. Mix together with ground meat until thoroughly combined.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Check the Seasonings in the Polish Kiełbasa Sausage Mixture
Fry a small portion of the meat mixture and taste to make sure the seasonings are just right. Remember, sausage is often eaten cold and cold foods need to be over spiced. Also realize, however, that smoking intensifies flavors. Try to achieve a nice balance.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Slip a Casing on the Sausage Stuffer to Make Polish Kiełbasa Sausage
Knot one end of a casing. Lightly coat the stuffer tube with nonstick cooking spray. Slip the unknotted end of the casing on the tube and push up until you are nearly at the end of the knot.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Place the Ground Meat in the Hopper to Make Polish Kiełbasa Sausage
Fill the hopper with the ground meat and push it through with the wooden pestle in batches.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Begin to Extrude the Meat for Polish Kiełbasa Sausage
Following your manufacturer's speed setting recommendation, begin to force the meat into the hopper with one hand, while using the other hand to control the thickness of the link.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Boil Polish Kiełbasa Sausage
Place the sausage in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 30 to 45 minutes.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Enjoy Polish Kiełbasa Sausage Boiled, Browned or Smoked
After the sausage is boiled, it can be browned in a skillet that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray or in a casserole or other heatproof dish in the oven with 1/4 inch of water.
If you would like to grill or smoke your sausage, you don't need to boil it first.