@jonathon Thank you! What I know and I can find on Jaternice (white jets) and Jelita (black jets) basically comes from the Crawford Sausage Company (Daisy Brand). Both are made from snouts, jowls and barley. The Jelita uses beef blood, I would assume this gives it is dark color. It can be a spread or taken out of the casing to be eaten. As a kid, we didn’t want to know what was in them or what they were made out of…they were just good! You can google both and see some funny stories and fuzzy memories.
Products like this are dying. There were many great sausage shops on the south side of Chicago when I was growing up (Lawndale Meats, Jim’s Market, et al). Times and tastes change. These places also carried a great breakfast like sausage - Bohemian Cream Sausage. It was presented in a pinwheel with wood skewers to hold it together from top to bottom and left to right. Excalibur carried the prepared sausage spice some years back. I had a case of it and a print out of a pdf from their old website on how to prepare it. It would be pretty alright if Excalibur would share the recipes/mixes of retired seasonings. Sadly it seems some of these flavors and recipes are lost to history.
I am glad to hear the Keto way has worked well for you. I am fairly strict Paleo eater and sausage can be very Paleo with some adaptions. I too cut grains and sugars. I don’t know about you, but I feel pretty alright. I do cheat from time to time, but you need to in order to keep the little sanity you still have. I have dropped 35 lbs so far…and would like to get another 30 lbs off. Sausage plays a large part in my journey to a healthy fighting weight.
This forum is a great tool to learn about chicken, turkey and other foul sausage. Your videos and users’ input are spectacular. The days of crumbling, dry, and pathetic chicken sausage are over (unless you are into that). I have been making much more chicken sausage lately. There are two key reasons for this. One. My wife too is not high on beef or pork. Two. The price of beef and pork is driving us all to become vegetarians! Chicken thighs are cheap and you quickly learn how to debone and process.
As for the ground chicken jerky strips with chia seeds. It is my take on the wonderful operation out of Austin, Texas - EPIC Bar and their Sriracha Chicken Bar. They make some mighty fine meat bars and products. I will start a new conversation with the recipe I came up with, utilizing the ample chia seeds we have in our pantry. More to come on that…
I look forward to learning much more and contributing what I can from my trials and tribulations.