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Pastrami (prepared meat):
Flat pieces of lean beef, dry cured, rubbed with paste of spices and smoked.

Peppered Loaf (cooked meat specialty) :
Pressed beef and pork loaf; distinctive seasoning of cracked peppercorns.

Pickle and Pimento Loaf (cooked meat specialty):
(cooked meat specialty) Made from finely chopped lean pork and beef with sweet pickles and pimentos added.

Polish Sausage (uncooked, smoked sausage):
Coarsely ground lean pork with beef added; highly seasoned with garlic; frequently referred to as Kielbasa which was originally a Polish word for all sausage.

Pork Sausage, Fresh
(fresh sausage):
Made only from selected fresh pork; seasoned with black pepper, nutmeg, and rubbed sage, or other spices; sold in links, packaged patties or bulk; thorough cooking is required.

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Pork Sausage, Italian Style
(fresh sausage) :
Fresh pork sausage, highly seasoned; cook thoroughly..

Pork Sausage, Smoked Country Style
(uncooked, smoked sausage):
Fresh pork sausage, mildly cured and smoked; cook thoroughly.

Portuguese Sausage:
2 lb lean pork, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/4 c cold water
1 tblsp vinegar
8 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp paprika

Combine all ingredients except pork & mix thoroughly. Pour over pork & mix. Refrigerate for 2 days & mix occasionally. Stuff into casings & twist into 8-10 inch links. Hang links in well-ventilated spot & dry for 1/2 hour.

Potato Sausage:
5 lb ground pork shoulder
5 lb ground raw potatoes
4 tblsp salt
1 tblsp garlic salt
5 lb ground round
3 large onions, ground or fine chop
2 tblsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Stuff in casings. Makes about 17 lb. Freeze in 1 or 2 lb. pkgs. When ready to cook, place sausage in skillet in water to cover. Cook slowly until water is all cooked down and sausage browns in its own juice. Takes about 1 hour.

Proscuitto (prepared meat) :
Dry-cured ham; flattened; surface rubbed with spices.

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