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Homemade Italian Sausage Recipe


Grilled Italian sausage
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Italian sausages are always a welcomed addition to any cookout but why settle for store-bought when you can make them yourself!

Course:
Dinner
,
Lunch
,
Main Course
,
Side Dish
Cuisine:
Italian

Makes:

Serve with: an IPA or pale ale.
Servings: 6 links

Takes:

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1/2 pound pork fat
  • 1 tablespoon whole fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seed
  • 2 tablespoons mild American paprika
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons  Morton Coarse Kosher Salt 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sweet red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • pork casings (about 4 feet)
Notes:
About the salt. Remember, kosher salt is half the concentration of table salt so if you use table salt, use half as much. Click here to read more about salt and how it works.
Metric conversion:

These recipes were created in US Customary measurements and the conversion to metric is being done by calculations. They should be accurate, but it is possible there could be an error. If you find one, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page

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