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Chinese Sausage - (Lop Cheong)

Comments: Small, slightly sweet and spicy Chinese sausages are used in many of the recipes in this collection. If you cannot get them, here is a recipe for making your own. It comes from San Francisco sausage maker Bruce Aidells, whose sausage making workshops are always a hit at my cooking school.

2 1/4

lb

pork butt

3/4

lb

pork back fat

3

tblspoons

brown sugar, packed

2

tsp

salt

2

tbl

soy sauce

1

tblspoons

sweet sherry

3

tblspoons

Scotch whiskey

1

tsp

five-spice powder

2

tblspoons

water

Hog Casings

1

Grind the pork and fat in a meat grinder fitted with a 3/8-inch plate or, to be more authentic, dice the meat and fat with a knife into 1/4-inch cubes. Combine all the remaining ingredients except the casings in a large mixing bowl. Add the meat and fat and mix well.

2

Stuff the meat mixture into the hog casing; tie the casing into 5-inch links. Prick the links all over with a fork. Spread them on a rack and place them in the refrigerator. Let the sausages dry overnight.

3

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Place the sausages on a rack in a foil-lined baking sheet, making sure they do not touch each other. Bake for 5 hours. Shut off the oven but do not open the oven door. Let the sausages cool for another 2 hours. Discard any excess fat in the pan and store the sausages in the refrigerator for one to two weeks, or freeze them for two to three months.

Servings: 6

Yield: 6 Sausages

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (8.3 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 5 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

911.73

Calories From Fat (79%)

720.49

% Daily Value

Total Fat 79.18g

122%

Saturated Fat 28.97g

145%

Cholesterol 197.32mg

66%

Sodium 1226.55mg

51%

Potassium 691.82mg

20%

Total Carbohydrates 0.54g

<1%

Fiber 0.19g

<1%

Sugar 0.06g

 

Protein 46.1g

92%