GOOD sausage????

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Mr.Pig
Junior Burger
2005/01/28 08:14:28
I have yet to find a decent sausage in Northeast Tennessee. The best store bought I have EVER SEEN is Bass Farm sausage made in Spring Hope, North Carolina but they are only available in that region. HELP!!!!" />
don-o
Hamburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2005/04/28 07:19:12
I have about given up and am thinking of trying my hand at making my own. I have not had the Bass Farm, but Neese's, also only in North Carolina, is the best I have had.
WaffleHouserules
Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2005/04/28 21:15:32
I make good sausage.
SouthHillbilly
Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2005/04/28 23:30:26
Sausage is actually quite easy to make. Get a basic recipe and then work on it. I make about 15# of deer sausage every year. Vacuum packed in the freezer. . . it usually lasts till summer. . . a 1# package every few weeks.
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2005/04/29 00:27:25
I am not sure what kind of sausage you are talking about but if you want to try your hand at making it yourself you find all kind of recipes here. http://www.northwestsmoking.com/ Not all the sausage is smoked on here so dont let the name fool you.

I hope this helps. Barry in MI

jevmass
Junior Burger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2005/04/29 01:17:55
Try Fortuna's Sausage (http://www.soupy.com) from Rhode Island. Kind of pricey, but their soppresata is to die for. Jay Leno swears by it.
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2005/04/29 10:01:43
It sounds like an excuse for a roadtrip to Springhope, NC!! Mr Pig, we have not had a recent update on your new store. How is it going? Well we hope.
prison cook
Junior Burger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/06 19:37:25
If you can find it in your area, you can't go wrong w/ old folks brand.. yummy!!
Pat T Hat
Double Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/06 20:13:58
The country singer George Jones has lent his name to a sausage that make a real good gravy. It was on sale in my tiny small town grocery and I decided to give it a whirl. Almost enough fat, I add just about 2 more tbl's. Nice flavor and mild, made from good cuts. Tastes like sausage and nothing more. I think it's made in Woodland or Woodland Mills Tenn.
startrooper00
Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/06 20:53:33
I love George Jones sausage... It has a great flavor and is really one of the better sausages on the market.
OilCan
Junior Burger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/06 21:06:03
There's a company called Nick's out of Hyattsvill MD. that only does foodservice products.

Great meaty taste and not much fat......big in the mid-atlantic states...but I think it's available throughout the country
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/06 21:44:30
Craft your own to your tastes... You wont regret it... All it takes is a cheap meat grinder, some meat and spices... (And a tad bit of patience).


roossy90
Sirloin
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/09 14:55:07
Since I work so much, and on the run, I buy these frozen link sausages. They are delicious.
When I have time, I buy Jimmy Dean Sage flavoring sausage and mold my own. I also use it in my dressing at Thanksgiving time.
But in a pinch, these frozens ones are very very good.
http://www.modernfoods.net/pdfs/lankylinks_ss.pdf
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/11 14:15:04
The spice recipe for that George Jones sausage was developed by a small meat processor near my hometown. It is quite good, if you are referring to a non-smoked breakfast sausage. My dad buys their house brand sausage seasoning (different recipe from GJ), grinds it with lean venison and then mixes that 50%/50% with commercial breakfast sausage. It is very tasty...
mbrookes
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/12 14:53:10
My favorite breakfast sausage is the hot version of Winn Dixie house brand "WD". I can't get it any more, because all the Winn Dixie stores here closed, but it was really good.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/12 22:04:56
You might want to try Penzey's mix (I add extra crushed chili peppers) http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysbreakfast.html
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/13 12:50:07
All this talk about home made breakfast sausage came in handy when I saw my local Hispanic supermarket, El Rey, had a ground pork special for $1.19/lb. I did some googling and found enough recipes for me to tackle 4#'s worth. I mixed it up, seperated it into breakfast sized vacuum Foodsaver bags and made up 6 tubes worth. Per pound I used about:
salt-1 tsp-1/2 Tbl
pepper-1/4-1/2 tsp. black pepper
sage-1/2 tsp
ginger-pinch
nutmeg-pinch
crushed red pepper-a good sprinkle
paprika-pinch
I'd be real surprised if this doesn't turn out well.
Bob in Cary
Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/25 11:16:11
If you have a Fresh Market around you try their country sausage. It has less spice than the packaged brands and actually browns when you cook it. It's in the meat counter and usually sculpted into the shape of a pig.
enginecapt
Filet Mignon
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/05/26 01:53:35
I'm addicted to Farmer John Firehouse Hot bulk or link sausage. Very flavorful and a bit of a bite. I save the red, spicy grease it puts off for sauteeing onions and stuff in.
roadrash
Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/06/06 13:44:10
I like the Bob Evans large links, but...the best sausage I know of is made by Hahn's in Westminster, MD. Hard to find out of the Baltimore region, however.
Mobay
Junior Burger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/06/14 14:41:36
In the Carolina Triangle, Cane Creek Farm produces some of the best sausage I've ever had. Country, Sweet Italian, Hot Italian, and occasionally brats.

They sell at local farmer's markets such as Carrboro and Saxapahaw.
lunamoth
Junior Burger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/06/14 15:11:24
a stick or 2 of Landjaeger from Snow Goose Farmstand (throw in some salmon jerky too) in Conway, WA, followed by a cone of their marionberry iceream (for breakfast on the road)
PapaJoe8
Sirloin
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/06/14 15:53:53
Bob in, you are right, meat market breakfast sausage is good. I add a bit of red pepper to mine.

I like all kinds of sausage. This may saoun weird but, for those who like healthy stuff, Butterball makes a good turkey sausage. Not breakfast sausage, the other kind.

I also like anything Hillshire Farms makes.
Joe
TinTN
Junior Burger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/06/15 21:33:25
www.earlysgifts.com
2005Equinox
Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/06/24 02:33:47
I should try breakfast sausage from the local meat market someday. The links are VERY good but I havent tried the sausage itself.
Davwud
Double Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/07/10 09:25:08
I make a couple of different breakfast sausages. I make a knock off of JD sausage
16 ounces ground pork
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon savoury
I make patties out of this.
I also make one with just 1 tsp. salt, 1.5 tsp. pepper and 1.5 tsp. garlic per pound of meat which I stuff into casings. You can just buy ground pork. It's good enough.
For a more healthy alternative, use ground turkey. Make sure you add 1 tbsp of water since turkey is much more dense.

Enjoy
DT
WVHillbilly
Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/07/10 11:30:31
It's gotta have fennel seed in it, otherwise it's not sausage!
Greymo
Filet Mignon
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/07/10 11:53:30
quote:
Originally posted by WVHillbilly

It's gotta have fennel seed in it, otherwise it's not sausage!




Oh, here he goes again...............
Wandering Chew
Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/08/06 16:15:00
quote:
Originally posted by WVHillbilly

It's gotta have fennel seed in it, otherwise it's not sausage!


For Italian I agree- though it is a matter of taste.

Breakfast sausage however doesnt need and probably loses some of its flavor with fennel- I assume you're not referring to bkfst suasage???
doggydaddy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/08/06 16:54:15
quote:
Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

You might want to try Penzey's mix (I add extra crushed chili peppers) http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysbreakfast.html


I like Penzey's and I am kicking myself in the head as I forgot to visit the store. I live 45 miles away, but on Friday I was in the town where it is. They have interesting stuff.

I noticed that their recipe includes one thing that I think is important to breakfast sausage; sugar. Dextrose is listed, but I think that its purpose needs to be explained to me...
I think a hint of sweet makes for a good sausage and contrasts to the salt, pepper and herbal flavors. Sage is important. So is black pepper in my book.

I see some home made recipes here and they all sound good, but they lack something sweet. I would be inclined to put in some white, brown or (and I bet this is good) maple sugar.

I have a meat grinder, and I know how to use it......

mark


CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2006/08/06 16:59:46
I love Piggly Wiggly brand, not too fat, spiced just right, cheap.

I make a mean biscuit & gravy with the pigs brand. Too bad these yankees round here don't have PW.

I bring 20-30 pounds back each time I travel south.

My dad makes his own sausage out of ground turkey, salt, pepper (black & red) and SAGE. It is really good but you need to add (fat)
if you are going to make gravy afterwards.

thefluffyturtle
Hamburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2007/01/14 16:17:21
VALLEYDALE in TENNESSEE is the SAUSAGE to EAT!

FLUFFY
Mike_NZ
Junior Burger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2007/01/17 09:14:46
Anyone here ever tried Black or White Puddings? (it's a sausage, not a dessert).
Sorry, here is a link to what I'm talking about:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Pudding
I'm getting hungry just thinking about them.
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2007/01/18 14:17:07
Mike

While in London a few years back, I loved Black pudding, or a good fry up for breakfast.

Back here in the states, however if I ask about black pudding someone always asks if I mean chocolate pudding.

Unless I am down in cajun country, then its Boudin for me

Donald
CajunKing
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2007/01/18 17:09:04
Another good sausge is Tennessee Pride. I do not know what the spices are but they are good.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, Tn
PepperPhil
Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2007/01/19 20:28:20
I stick with Williams, a very good brand
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2007/01/22 00:40:50
Dearfolk,
I think I've posted on this before, but we have a local sausage maker -- Holifield Farms in Covington, GA. (35 miles) that makes a decent Regular, an as-good Hot, and a "Mo-Peppa" variety that is flat to die for!
When I lived in Nashville, around 1986, I found some sausage in an independent super market that was absolutely GREEN! It was made by some little provision company out by Lebanon, TN. or someplace in that direction... it came in a crinkly waxed-paper wrapper and bore the rubber-stamped notation "SUPER SAGE." That was THE BEST commercial sausage I ever ate, and I sure would love to find out who makes it so I can hunt down some more when I manage to venture up that way.
And it was green even after cooking, too!
Not Trying To Be The Sage Of Athens, Ort. Carlton in 30601-land.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2007/01/22 00:44:08
Dearfolk,
There are so many local sausage makers that it's amazing that you can't turn up something you like. I know of probably 35 brands sold here without resorting to chains, and I'm talking different makers, but just different products.
I guess I'm spoiled by living in a town that has seven supermarket chains: Bell's (locally-owned), Food Lion, Kroger, Southern Family Markets (formerly Bi-Lo), Ingles, Wal-Mart, Target, and who knows what else. I think we still have one Bi-Lo left, too.
I'll have to check out Three Tigers Supermarket on North Avenue next to see what amazing stuff they carry.
Epicuriouser, Ort. Carlton in 30601-Central.
porkchopexpress
Double Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2007/02/04 14:45:56
quote:
Originally posted by Pat T Hat

The country singer George Jones has lent his name to a sausage that make a real good gravy. It was on sale in my tiny small town grocery and I decided to give it a whirl. Almost enough fat, I add just about 2 more tbl's. Nice flavor and mild, made from good cuts. Tastes like sausage and nothing more. I think it's made in Woodland or Woodland Mills Tenn.


If I'm not mistaken George Jones sausage is made by Williams Sausage Company. They also make sausage for the Hardee's in our area.

My favorite Sausage is Tennessee Pride Sausage made in Madison TN
dholk
Cheeseburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2007/02/04 15:04:54
Bradley's country store outside of Tallahassee makes awesome smoked sausage. I used to get it regularly when I lived there. You can order it here:

http://www.bradleyscountrystore.com/

Its the best I've ever had by far. If you like spicy foods, I highly recommend the hot. They are not joking, it really is spicy. All three varieties are delicious.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2007/02/04 22:02:17
I've an Irish friend that has his pub, Packy's, here in Milwaukee serving a full Irish breakfast on Sunday's. A broiled tomato, Irish bacon, both black and white pudding, baked beans, toast and eggs along with bottles of HP Sauce on the table when combined with a properly poured pint of Guinness and a really great Bloody, might be better served to insomniacs. Delicious but it's a lot of food.
The white pudding reminds me some of Usinger's pre-cooked veal brats while the black pudding has a very rich full taste.
Samsummers
Junior Burger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2011/12/29 08:56:33
Horrmanns in fair grove Missouri makes a good sausage from locally raised hogs give them a try of your close enough
Filetofish
Hamburger
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2012/01/02 12:48:39
Any Italian market in Westerly, RI has great Soupy. Ask Omer....
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: GOOD sausage???? 2012/01/02 13:40:25
If you can find them, Thumann's pork (breakfast) sausage links in the natural casing are my favorite b'fast sausages. They're the best I've ever had!
 
If you can't find them in your neck of the woods, Write or call Thumann's and ask where you can get them in your area. They'll provide the name of their local distributor who you can call to find out who stocks them.
 
http://www.thumanns.com
post edited by Twinwillow - 2012/01/02 13:43:56
californyguy
Double Cheeseburger
Re:GOOD sausage???? 2012/01/02 14:38:41
we are lucky to be near an old fashioned sausage maker , Morants of Scaramento ,  but for just regular times I recently tried the cheap banquet brand which they have been practically giving away at some stores..  quick , come out good from the micro ,and v tasty !
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:GOOD sausage???? 2012/01/02 21:24:26
Twinwillow-thankfully we now have Thumanns here in Wisconsin-where I work. However, I received a gift from Black's this Christmas-regular, garlic and jalapeno sausage...wonderful stuff!
2005Equinox
Cheeseburger
Re:GOOD sausage???? 2012/01/22 04:40:36
We have a great local meat market that makes excellent breakfast sausage.
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:GOOD sausage???? 2012/01/22 12:17:52
2005Equinox

We have a great local meat market that makes excellent breakfast sausage.

What's the name?  A good friend of mine lives in Appleton and I'll bet he'd like to know about it, and maybe I'll check it out myself when I'm up there next weekend.  Thanks!
 
Brad
tcrouzer
Cheeseburger
Re:GOOD sausage???? 2012/01/22 12:39:25
Thankfully, I live in an area where lots of folks make their own sausage - whether or not they raise hogs. This sausage making is done in the fall/winter as was traditionally done. This Christmas family members passed along 5 lbs. of a very spicy "homemade" sausage that they received as a gift (they do not eat sausage) and I was happy to take it off their hands. This fall I heard about a co-worker whose dad makes sausage every year with some male friends. I bought 5 lbs. of their breakfast sausage and 5
lbs. of pork ribs.
 
I'm located where the Neese's company is and purchase that brand and Jimmy Dean at other times of the year. Our local Just Save and small local meat market, Steve's Garden Market in Graham, both make good breakfast sausage.
 
I like to add sausage to chili, spaghetti sauce, meatloaf/meatballs and other recipes. And around here it is cheaper than ground beef. And yes, I have made my own sausage using pork shoulder, bacon or "streaky lean" (for the fat), Alton Brown's recipe as a start, and my Kitchen Aid food grinder. You really do need to make a small pattie, brown it and taste it to get the seasoning to your liking.
2005Equinox
Cheeseburger
Re:GOOD sausage???? 2012/01/30 01:39:45
Haens Meat Market in Kaukauna. Its on Country Road KK.