Homemade sausage with picnic shoulder?
Hi everyone, so as I mentionned in the title, can I make homemade sausages with a picnic shoulder? I read it's better to use pork butt, but can't find out exactly why. Thanks!
I was not happy with my one try using the picnic cut. I added fatback, as dalewest suggests, but the end product was crumbly and dry, which has never happened using butt. It may have something to do with the fact that a lot of the fat in the butt is marbled into the meat while the picnic is quite lean, comparatively. Also, there's a lot of sinew and silver skin in the picnic, so you either leave it in and hope it doesn't clog your grinder or spend a lot of time trimming.
Come to think of it, I've read at least a hundred sausage recipes, and I can't recall a single one that suggested using picnic.