How to twist sausages?
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I want to make bun length sausages from my elk and pork.
I bought a set of hog ring pliers, but they don’t squeeze down enough to seal off the end.
I’ve used twine which is totally time eating.
I saw a TV program once that showed a “butchers twist” , but they didn’t show the technique.
What is Waltons suggestion?
@dennishoddy It depends on what type of casing you are using, if you are using cellulose casings then you probably will need to either tie them or use hogs rings, tying them would be my suggestion there. If you are using natural casings like sheep or hogs then you shouldn’t need to use anything at all, they should stay twisted once done. If you are using collagen casings then you can twist them but once you cut them they casing will come open a little, you could tie these if you want but I generally don’t, as long as collagen casings are cooked at the correct temperature they should expand too much past the casing.
For a good example of how to twist casings go to the 4:35 mark of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_FgktFx4Xg Austin is twisting cellulose casings here but it shows how to twist.
Let us know if you need anything else!
@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!