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Sausage for turkey stuffing

squirrelly_wrath Nov 14, 2008 08:03 AM

I live in New York. For years I've used Parks Hot 'n Sagey Sausage for my stuffing. This year I have not seen it in any supermarket. It comes in a one pound roll, the covering is orange. Has anyone seen it? Or can anyone suggest a substitute?


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    enahoek Nov 14, 2011 11:36 AM

    To my understanding Parks sausage is out of buisness! We just found some in the Shoprite in jackson 260 N County Line Rd. That stuff is like gold! I heard Parks we under a couple years back, I don't know how old this sausage is the packaging looks fine everything looks great.

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    1. re: enahoek
      The Professor Nov 14, 2011 03:46 PM

      I think Park's may still be around...I know that Jamestown brand did go out of business (too bad too...it was a better product).

      In any case, there are so many other brands around...Bob Evans, Jones, Jimmy Dean...that you can probably substitute one of those and not taste much of a difference. You can always add pepper if you like it hotter...

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        enahoek Nov 14, 2011 09:33 PM

        Yeah I know I was a chef at one point in my career! I was only stating a fact which I now think is false. I thought I read that some sports figure bought the parks brand but couldn't keep it going. If in fact that is not true then I am very glad, either way I now have eight packages, one ready to go for breakfast in the morning! Can't wait

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      teamster560 Nov 15, 2009 03:15 PM

      parks was having financial problems and was bought out.......check link below.....we too missed that hot and sagey sausage in the orange roll .....

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        bushwickgirl Nov 15, 2009 03:18 PM

        Does this mean "No more Park sausages, Mom?"

      2. jen kalb Nov 21, 2008 11:59 AM

        there's a similar Smithfield sausage that I usually use.

        1. Karl S Nov 21, 2008 06:50 AM

          Can you get the similar tube of Jimmy Dean Hot sausage? It's their sage sausage with hot pepper.

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            CaitlinC333 Nov 21, 2008 11:33 AM

            I second the Jimmy Dean suggestion - I think it's great in stuffing.

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              coll Nov 21, 2008 01:07 PM

              My husband will only eat Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, I'm buying a roll for my stuffing this year.

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            jwilliams2000 Nov 21, 2008 06:45 AM

            Hi Squirrelly_wrath,

            I live in Virginia and I too am also looking for the Parks Hot n' Sagey Sausage in my area but I think I can help you though. The Shop-Rite and Pathway grocery stores in Jersey City carry that Parks sausage that we're looking for.

            God Bless

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              smtucker Nov 14, 2008 01:53 PM

              For thanksgiving I splurge and order sausage from Harrington's of Vermont. Their sausage has just the right spicing for turkey stuffing.

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                emilief Nov 14, 2008 04:47 PM

                Me too! I have been using Harrington's sausage for my stuffing for many years. Great stuff. comes in 1 pound packages- loose sausage meat.

              2. The Professor Nov 14, 2008 12:09 PM

                Any sagey breakfast sausage will do...but I like to make my own in order to control the fact content. All you need is ground pork, salt, pepper, sage, and a pinch of sugar. If you have it you can also add some savory. Really couldn't be simpler!

                1. monavano Nov 14, 2008 11:43 AM

                  Bob Evans sage sausage should be fine to use.

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                    anni Nov 14, 2008 02:43 PM

                    This is what I use.

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                      jenwee Nov 15, 2008 11:25 AM

                      we use a double batch :) Love the sage!

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                        BabsW Nov 14, 2011 03:57 PM

                        Same here. Love the stuff. :)

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                          enahoek Nov 14, 2011 09:34 PM

                          I have one thawed ready for breakfast in the morning!

                    2. re: monavano
                      masha Nov 15, 2008 12:19 PM

                      We also use Bob Evans sage. Note that in our area, the local supermarket has stopped stocking the B.E. sage sausage except around T-giving, so we now buy a few and freeze them to have throughout the year

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