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Ideas for fresh pork sausage?

nasv Apr 18, 2010 12:04 PM

At my local farmers market, my local pork producer gave me a pound of "fresh pork sausage" - it's not in a link form, it is ground and in a vacuum pack, never frozen.

I was curious for some ideas on what I could do with this. I know adding to eggs for breakfast would be easy, but I wanted to think of more dinner applications. I could make small meat (pork) balls, but that's all that's come to me so far.

What are your super chowhound ideas? Thanks!

  1. r
    Richard Wilts Dec 11, 2010 01:38 PM

    Hi.. add hamburger to it and make meat loaf...or get a bottle of Morton sausage seasoning
    to make breakfest sausage out of it ...i think its 1 teasp per 1 pound fresh pork ground
    its makes very good tasting breakfest sausage...try it you will like it...

    1. l
      lutherben Apr 20, 2010 11:50 AM

      Make Scotch Eggs!!

      1. w
        weezycom Apr 19, 2010 04:57 PM

        cook up some small patties of the pork sausage along side thinly sliced onions, serve on top of garlick-y lentils with the partially-carmelized onions, spinkle with chopped parsley & basil and drizzle with cucumber-yogurt sauce

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        1. re: weezycom
          nasv Apr 20, 2010 09:12 AM

          I love my lentils and didn't think about incorporating the pork sausage here - thanks for the tip!!!

        2. Cherylptw Apr 19, 2010 07:21 AM

          Use some to make pork burgers; one thing I did before was to split country ribs in half lengthwise and open like a book. Stuff with cornbread & sausage stuffing, close up and tie with butcher's twine then cook in the oven. So good...

          1. porker Apr 18, 2010 04:38 PM

            I forgot, if you do something Italian, it might be worthwhile to add some fennel seed to the bulk sausage.

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            1. re: porker
              ttoommyy Apr 20, 2010 09:15 AM

              But a true Italian sausage from Italy more than likely would not have fennel seeds.

              I like making pork "burgers" with bulk sausage. Top with peppers and onions and a nice slice of real provolone or caciocavallo. Make sure you use a crusty bakery roll. Delicious.

            2. MrsCheese Apr 18, 2010 04:13 PM

              This is my favorite use of bulk sausage:


              Also if you just search "sausage" or "italian sausage" on Epicurious you'll get tons of ideas. I use it in pasta sauces too.

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              1. re: MrsCheese
                nasv Apr 20, 2010 09:11 AM

                I love making risottos, this sounds awesome too! Thanks for the tip!

              2. Phurstluv Apr 18, 2010 03:07 PM

                I use fresh pork sausage in my meatballs, they are awesome.

                Or can be combined with stuffing ingredients for a stuffing side dish. Or just sautee some up with onions, broccoli rabe and serve with fresh cooked orrechiette with lots of grated pecorino romano.

                Also love porker's idea. Great moniker, too! That's my husband's nickname for himself, since he considers himself a "Porketarian."

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                1. re: Phurstluv
                  nasv Apr 20, 2010 09:09 AM

                  Nice, I like the idea to use with fresh cooked orecchiette!

                  1. re: nasv
                    Mayor of Melonville Dec 11, 2010 02:36 PM

                    Me, too. "Little ears" with ground pork and fennel makes a great dish.

                2. porker Apr 18, 2010 12:35 PM

                  How about a stuffed, rolled, Italian-braised pork skin?

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