Using brat seasoning for jerky?
How can you use other seasonings for jerky or summer sausage/ snack sticks ?? Can you use regular brat ( fresh ) sausage seasoning with cure to make jerky ??? And can you use , maybe , German or polish sausage for snack sticks / summer sausage recipe???
@angel4us Great question! You can use any seasoning like a Bratwurst Seasoning that is designed for a fresh product for a cured product like Jerky or Snack Stick Seasonings as long as you add the cure. The same is true vice versa as long as you do NOT add the cure. This is part of the reason that we do not have the cure mixed into the seasonings and instead have it in a separate package. Just go into it knowing that often if you use a Brat, Summer Sausage or Snack Stick seasoning as a jerky seasoning it is going to have a stronger taste, which isn’t necessarily an issue depending on your preferences!
@Lance There are a couple of stores in my area that sell an excellent landjaeger but it’s pretty spendy. Both of them definitely get them from the same supplier. While neither of them have divulged the exact source one did mention they are from Seattle. I suspect it is from Bavarian Meats.
@Jonathon I would agree that in most cases the texture has been more tender with Sous Vide vs. Reverse Sear. That said, I tend to lean towards the texture of the latter. Taste wise I think both were so close that we would be splitting hairs though again it’s that caramelization that in my opinion the reverse sear edges out Sous Vide.
I can be picky when it comes to the texture of food. For example…I love the flavor of every member of the melon family but I can’t eat any one of them. Same goes for bananas. I do like mashed potatoes and cooked mushrooms though!