Kielbasa for Easter

A belated Happy Easter to you all! We celebrated by hosting friends for a backyard party complete with yard games, sunshine, and lots of food. This year Frank decided to smoke a ham outside and grill his homemade sausages for everyone. We both thought we had enough sausage stockpiled in the freezer to accommodate about 15-20 guests, but realized we were very wrong! I guess somehow over the winter our stores were depleted, and I’m sure I had nothing to do with it…

So it was the night before Easter and Frank is grinding pork shoulder and stuffing casings for fresh Polish kielbasa. I wasn’t able to document the whole process (too busy making deviled eggs and scalloped potatoes!), but will post a complete step by step soon.

For now here are a couple of quick shots of Frank stuffing the ground pork into casings. For this Frank uses a Mighty Bite 5lb. stainless steel vertical sausage stuffer. It’s worked well for our needs and he’s been pretty happy with it so far.

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