HOW TO USE A HUNDRED YEAR OLD SAUSAGE MACHINE and MAKE THE PERFECT BOEREWORS SAUSAGES

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Does this not look like a Rube Goldberg invention?

It is a sausage making machine.

It is more than one hundred years old and belonged to The Good Husband’s grandfather.

More than one hundred years ago in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario  it made good German sausages.

We ran our restaurant kitchen at Roxy’s Bistro in the classic French manner.  NOTHING was wasted.  When this monster of mechanical genius showed up in the kitchen we were happy cooks.  Scraps of veal became veal and fennel sausage,  ends of pork tenderloin morphed into fat, juice spicy sausages  and  other house made sausages became a favorite menu item.

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Our son-in-law Michael has spent a great deal of time in South Africa.  We made these south African Sausages , or Boerewors,  especially for him.   There are many recipes for this type of sausage, and according to our expert sausage eater Michael – this recipe is spot on. Click on SOUTH AFRICAN SAUSAGE, BOEREWORS  for the recipe.   If you don’t have a sausage machine attachment for your Kitchen Aid Standing Mixer, you can make the mixture into patties of meat and saute or grill them.

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7 thoughts on “HOW TO USE A HUNDRED YEAR OLD SAUSAGE MACHINE and MAKE THE PERFECT BOEREWORS SAUSAGES

  1. I thought you were going to do something decorative with it but instead you had a practical use for it! I love sausage but I am not sure I would attempt making any. I will check out the recipe though. I like the idea of not wasting anything – but we did that back then, didn’t we?

    • I didn’t intend to lead you down the garden path Jo Nell. I think this sausage machine is so wonderful and it has a family history. Even if you don’t have a sausage making machine, or a sausage making husband you can create delicious little patties of ground meat and seasonings and saute them on the stove or grill them. XX V.

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