Mom & Dad's Sausage

Mom & Dad's Hot Sausage

My mother and father used to make homemade hot Italian sausage when we were kids.  It's good, it's spicy, and it brings back memories.  Luckily my brother saved their recipe.  Here it is.  

8 Lbs
pork butt
32 mm
sausage casings
6
large cloves of garlic
4 tsp
fennel seeds
2 tsp
thyme
5
bay leaves
tsp
allspice
3 tbl
salt
3 tbl
black pepper
3 tbl
crushed red pepper
tsp
nutmeg
2 tbl
paprika

Cut the pork off the bone and into 1 pieces and set aside in a large bowl.  Put the garlic, salt, and bay leaves in a food processor and process until smooth.  Take the garlic mixture out of the food processor and mix it into the pork together thoroughly.  Set the grinder/sausage stuffer up with the disk with the largest holes and 32mm casing.  Tie one end of the casing with cotton string.  Stuff the casing, twisting it and tying it off with cotton string every 6 to 9.  Lay the sausage on a wax paper covered platter in layers.  Freeze overnight.  Separate into gallon Ziploc bags and store in the freezer.

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