Chicken/Turkey breast meat breakfast sausage and Brats.
Looking for tips, tricks, and ideas for making lean poultry sausage. Are there additives that can be employed to offset the lack of fat and make a better sausage?
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One that Jon uses when he makes chicken brats is Cold Phosphates, it raises the Ph of the meat to allow it to hold more water so you can always try that one.
@1grinder I make a ton of Chicken Brats here and I love playing around with additives and ingredients to try to make them as juicy as possible. What @Boudreaux said is correct about using Cold Phosphate to help increase the water holding capacity of the meat. I like to use this together with Carrot Fiber as that can hold up to 26 times its weight in water, meaning if you add one oz of carrot fiber you can add 26 oz of water and it will hold all of that. When making a low-fat sausage you need to do everything you can to prevent it from drying out.
I’ve done a few videos on this subject. https://meatgistics.waltonsinc.com/topic/415/how-to-make-a-juicy-homemade-turkey-bratwurst I think gave me the best results on camera as I used both Carrot Fiber and Cold Phosphate for the first time together. I will post the links to the other two below in case you want to see them as well.
If you are really wanting to make the best poultry brat you can then instead of the carrot fiber I would suggest using Super Bind. It is more expensive but it is a mix of Carrot Fiber and Potato Starch so you get the benefits of the carrot fiber but the potato starch begins to gel at the same temperature that meat starts to expel its water so it soaks it right up and binds it in there.
Also, try using some chicken thighs instead of all breasts, the extra fat from the thighs will help.
Good luck and if you try anything different and it works out really well (or really terribly) let us know!
@boudreaux Thank you so much. I like the people that hangout here at Walton’s Community, it’s a super resource for beginners like myself.
@jonathon Thank you for the fast response. Looks like it time to get another order in. While I love my bacon, pork sausage and other meaty delights, I have been struggling with my weight. In the passed year I have managed to drop 50 lbs. with Weight Watchers and they subscribe to eating more lean proteins. I’m trying to broaden my menu choices using the lean poultry breast to create new flavor profiles. Will definitely check out the turkey brat video Thanks again and have a Merry Christmas.
@1grinder Merry Christmas and good luck! This is a hard time of the year to lose any weight, at least at my house, but it can be done with some will power!
@Jonathon great advice, keep it simple
Big John's Pizza Dough Recipe
Learn how to make Big John's Pizza Dough Recipe with Walton's and Meatgistics. Watch the video, read the guide, and then post your questions or comments below.Ingredients
During one of our recent livestreams, Big John offered to give us a great pizza dough recipe. He claimed it would give me a leg up on Austin when we eventually do our pizza competition. Well, I wanted to try it so I made some pepperoni here while I was propping open the door to try to get the temp to hold at 120° and then I finished them up in our sous vide cooker.
So his recipe called for 4 cups of King Arthur all-purpose flour but I decided to use the one specifically for pizza crusts, 2 packs of dry yeast, not the rapid rise kind, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 cup of olive oil.Steps for Dough
Take the 2 packs of yeast and mix with 1-1/2 cups of warm water. Then mix the rest of the ingredients in an oiled bowl, make sure everything is nice and mixed in and then transfer to a clean oiled bowl, cover with some plastic wrap and let it sit for an hour. Then put it in the fridge overnight.
Then the next day make another batch and mix them together, this was a tip from him that really seems to work out well! Then you can split them into batches and you can freeze them for up to 3 months but just know that he says the longer you leave them in the freezer they will not be as good!Cooking Directions
Now, we are using a pizza stone so we are warming it up for an hour at 500°. I like to form the dough into a circle, now I am not perfect at this so it is more of a circle like shape than a true circle and then put it on the stone for 1-2 minutes to firm it up a little more. This will make adding the topping a lot better in my mind.
Now add your sauce, cheese, and any other toppings. I like to sprinkle some Garlic Romano Wing Sauce onto mine while it cooks, it is very good on pizza. We have cut our pepperoni pretty thin and we will put a good amount of that on top of the cheese.
Then lower the temp to 400 put your pizza in there and cook for about 8-10 minutes or just until the pizza dough is as hard as you like it and just as the cheese starts to turn brown in a few spots.Shop waltonsinc.com for Excalibur Shakers Shop waltonsinc.com for Round Baking Stone Watch WaltonsTV: Big John’s Pizza Dough Recipe
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