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Lop Cheong

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

Tbs

brown sugar - (packed)

2

tsp

salt

2

Tbs

soy sauce

1

Tbs

sweet sherry

3

Tbs

Scotch whiskey

1

tsp

Chinese five-spice powder

2

Tbs

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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Entire recipe (51.9 ounces).

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

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 4 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

5619.54

Calories From Fat (77%)

4319.68

% Daily Value

Total Fat 474.7g

730%

Saturated Fat 173.76g

869%

Cholesterol 1183.9mg

395%

Sodium 7263.76mg

303%

Potassium 4153.44mg

119%

Total Carbohydrates 42.36g

14%

Fiber 0.2g

<1%

Sugar 40.16g

 

Protein 276.28g

553%

Source

Author: Bruce Aidells