Also included in this Instructable is the recipe for Bacon Sausage, which was originally what I had intended to make, but got sidetracked with the Ultimate Breakfast Sausage. Why is it then that the title of this Instructable isn't Bacon Sausage? Perhaps because bacon sausage, and I can't believe I'm actually saying this, is too much of a good thing. Which is to say, that it's got so much fat in it, that it's barely a sausage at all, and that it poses some serious cooking and ingesting problems which preclude it from being an internet famous project.
Many thanks to Eric and Christy for the gracious use of their sausage making materials and expert sausage making help.
Step 1: Ingredients
- Hash browns
- Toast w/butter
- Sausage casings
- Sausage casings
Step 2: Cut and Grind Meat
I removed the skin from the slab, chopped the meat into 1 inch cubes and fed it into the grinder. The Kitchen Aid meat grinding attachment made quick work of it, and in no small part due to the amount of fat that was present in the mix.
Eric had found that sausages packed best on his Kitchen Aid mixer when the ingredients were cold, so we placed the ground meat in the freezer for half an hour while we prepped the other ingredients.
Step 3: Cook Eggs, Hash Browns, Toast and Ready Sausage Casings
Fry up some eggs, chop the cheese into 1 inch cubes, toast some bread and cook the hash browns.
The sausage casings also need to be soaked for a bit before they can be used. Grab some sausage casings and soak them in cold water.
See the definitive homemade sausage Instructable here for complete instructions on all things sausage prep and making.
Step 4: Incorporate Other Fun Things
Canida really wanted to include instant coffee crystals in the sausage for a more complete breakfast experience, but since it was a breakfast beverage and not solid food, I decided that it should be kept out...that didn't stop us from taking funny photos of course.
If we had added the coffee grounds into the mix, would the fat from the ground meat be enough of a source of moisture to dissolve the instant crystals? And, if they did, would we have some kind of new coffee brewed with liquid fat and grease instead of water? Intriguing...
Step 5: Pack Sausage
Please see complete sausage making instructions here.
Step 6: Form Links
Step 7: Cook
Step 8: Share
"Is this a good idea?"
Why does it look so funny?"
But, as history has shown us before, all genius is misunderstood at first.
Once they have their first bite, they'll be sold, and will want to eat Ultimate Breakfast Sausages every day of their lives.
And seriously, McDonald's, Burger King - I'll be waiting for my check in the mail.