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Ham, Cooked (prepared meat):
Most prepared ham is steam or water cooked and therefore is
generally known as "boiled ham;" cured, molded and fully cooked; sold
whole or sliced and packaged.
Ham, Chopped (cooked meat specialty):
Firm loaf made of ground, chopped or cubed cured pork; ham-like in
color and flavor.
Ham and Cheese Loaf (cooked meat specialty):
Loaf made of ground ham with cubes of firm cheese.
Head Cheese (cooked meat specialty):
Made from chopped, cured pork head meat in a gelatin base;
attractive and colorful.
Honey Loaf (cooked meat specialty):
Meat mixture similar to franks and bologna; contains about equal
parts of pork and beef. Flavorings include honey, spices and sometimes
pickles and/or pimentos.
Holsteiner Cervelat (semi-dry sausage):
Is similar to farmer cervelat, but packed in a
Hungarian Sausage (semi-dry sausage):
3 lb pork butt, boneless - cut into large pieces
1 lb beef chuck, cut into large pieces
1 lb pork fat, fresh - cut into large pieces
10 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed ( about 2 tblsp )
I cup water
2 tblsp Salt
1/2 tblsp black pepper, freshly ground
3 tblsp hungarian paprika
1 tsp saltpeter
1/4 tsp cloves, ground
1 Sausage casing, 1" diameter - 10 feet long
In a meat grinder, coarsely grind the park, beef, and park fat, in batches. Add all remaining ingredients,
except the casings. Mix well and allow to sit while you clean the casings. Rinse the casings thoroughly
in cold water and run fresh water through them. Drain.
Using a sausage machine, a Kitchen Aid with a sausage attachment, or a sausage funnel, fill the casings
and tie them off into about 16" lengths. Do not fill them too tightly as they must have room to expand
when they cook. Hang the sausages in a home style smoker and smoke them for about 1 hour. Do not
allow the temperature of the smoker to go above 150 F. Remove the sausages and hang over a stick or
dowel. Put the stick in a cool place and position an electric fan so that it will blow directly on the
sausages. Allow them to dry for 2 days. They are then ready for use. Place them in the refrigerator,
where they will keep well for about a week.