Which Dad doesn’t love a hearty fry-up for breakfast, complete with bacon, sausages, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans, and a nice hot cup of tea? And to make your sausages special for Father’s Day, give the Mad Millie Sausage Making Kit a go. Nothing beats homemade snags after all!

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 520g lean pork
  • 280g lean beef
  • 200g soft sinew free fat (pork fat works well)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • ½ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes (drained)
  • Sausage casing
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

Mincing your sausage meat

  1. Follow the instructions on how to assemble your mincer.
  2. Prepare your meat for grinding by trimming off all gristle and cutting it into 3cm cubes.  
  3. For easier grinding, place the cubed meat in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Feed meat into the mincer, turning the handle clockwise (or turning on the motor of your stand mixer).
  5. Push the mince through the grinder with the meat plunger. In a bowl, combine the minced meat with your chosen seasonings and flavourings.
  6. Cook a small sample in a frying pan to taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  7. Place meat in the freezer for another 30 minutes before forming it into sausages.

Forming your sausages

  1. Reassemble the mincer with the sausage stuffing attachment.
  2. Cut 3m of sausage casing for every 1kg of meat.
  3. Fit the casing over the sausage stuffing attachment.
  4. Feed the sausage meat into the mincer until casing is full, turning the handle evenly and holding the sausage coming out of the other end.
  5. Prick any air bubbles with a toothpick. Tie a knot on both ends of the casing.
  6. Lubricate the sausage with water using a light spray or pastry brush.
  7. Twist the sausage into individual sausages at the size you wish.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let flavours develop.

Cooking your sausages

  1. To ensure that your sausages are cooked all the way through, fill a saucepan with enough water to cover the sausages. Cook the sausages to a gentle simmer at medium heat for about 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Take the sausages out of the water and let them drain. Grease your frypan with a little bit of oil. Sear your sausages to crisp up the outside. Serve them with eggs, tomatoes, bacon, and beans.

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