Kabanosy – The Excellent Polish Meat Sticks

Kabanosy is 1 of the most common sorts of Polish sausages and may possibly as properly be regarded the best meat stick in the environment. The identify of 1 sausage is essentially “Kabanos” but in most conditions shoppers will obtain a several of them, consequently the plural identify “Kabanosy.” The identify Kabanosy comes from the nickname “kabanek” which was provided to a younger excess fat pig, no much more than 120 kg (264 lbs) in excess weight that was fed mostly potatoes in XIX Poland and on previous Polish territories acknowledged now as Lithuania.

Kabanosy are all pork sausages that owe its delicate aroma to nutmeg and caraway. From 1920 and on, the sausage turned common in all areas of the region. Kabanosy are stuffed into sheep casings or casings from younger hogs, no even bigger than 22 mm in diameter. The sausage is twisted into sixty-70 cm (23-27″) back links and hung in the middle on a smokestick. The sausage was smoked and baked in a smokehouse. Then it was hung in kitchen area pantries exactly where it sat to dry and turn out to be a semi-dry sausage. In accordance to some purists Kabanosy were ready to consume when they created a cracking sound when snapped in two. When the sausage was hanging, it was shedding humidity as a result becoming harder and darker. It turned a wonderfully flavored meat stick.

American meat sticks are extremely bitter in flavor and so are the normal versions of fermented sausages these as summertime sausage, or mass produced pepperoni. They develop a sourly flavor as they have to be created as speedy as attainable which demands a speedy pH fall (improved acidity). Kabanosy were created in a organic way: meat was remedied, ground, stuffed, smoked and baked. Then they were ready to be eaten at any time even though most folks preferred them a tiny drier. That needed a several times of hanging time. As they held drying out, there was fewer humidity remaining inside of and germs were not able to expand. When held in a interesting, dark and low humidity put, the sausage will very last for a extremely extended time becoming a dry sausage. If it were created in Hungary, it would be called Hungarian salami.

Kabanosy recipe:

1 kg (two.two lb) pork
salt, eighteen g (3 tsp)
remedy #1, two.5 g (1/two tsp)
pepper two g (1 tsp)
sugar 1 g (1/5 tsp)
nutmeg 1 g (1/two tsp)
caraway 1 g (1/two tsp)
h2o 100 ml (1/four cup)
Garlic is optional.


1. Grind pork with 3/eight” plate.
two. Mix ground pork and all substances alongside one another till the mass feels sticky.
3. Stuff into sheep casings.
four. Hold sausages in a interesting put, two-6° C (35-42° F) for 12 several hours. It is permitted to hold sausages at area temperature for 30-sixty minutes and then smoke them.
5. Smoke with very hot smoke for sixty minutes.
6. Cook dinner/bake for 20 minutes.
7. Shower with cold h2o.
eight. Continue to keep refrigerated.

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