I do have both but I'm not going to do casings..... I hardly ever use or buy it that way anyway.
WOWZER!!! I have not seen butts at that price in over two years. They are usually TWICE that price here, and that is the sale price. If I could buy them for $.99/lb, I would buy a case of them and freeze them.Lee - you are a lifesaver. I went to the local grocery store and no one at the meat counter knew what a pork butt. When i asked for a Boston butt, they asked me what the score was in the game.
Anyway, I got a whole shoulder for $.99 a pound and I do not mind trimming at all. Now. I realize that I hit a home run. I got a butt and a good price.
I went to the local grocery store and no one at the meat counter knew what a pork butt. When i asked for a Boston butt, they asked me what the score was in the game.
I checked our local market as well as the rip-off store, Giant Eagle, and the best price this week on butts is $2.39/lb. Sure wish I lived closer to you, because I'd be in sausage heaven. We made these with butts that were $1.99/lb back in January, when pork price used to be their lowest at around $99/lb. You da man, Andy. Show us some pics when you get going.Joe, I may just go get another.
It's better known as Dextrose, and is used as a flavor enhancer. it can also affect the texture of products that it is used in. It's used in a lot of sausage recipes, but more often described as Dextrose.What in the world is corn sugar?
NICE sausage. Joe have you posted your sausage recipe? I am interested in the spices you use also.Time to bring this thread back to life. After the fish fry last night I cut up a 8-1/2# butt and ground it up with my spice mix. Fried a small amount to verify the spices and put it in the fridge overnight. Got up early and made 3# of links and the rest into bulk pack of a little over a pound each. It's all in the freezer now, but I can see some coming out Sunday once the kids see the picture I post on facebook. I won't say a word, but they'll all be here for dinner tomorrow, and will be wanting pasta and sausage. I still have another butt in the freezer that I got for $1.29 back in January.