Ok I figured I'd ask this question here. My mom has decided she wants to try making pickled sausage and I've been trying to help her. My first thought was to look in historical cookbooks, something that I've been striking out with. I've found some on eHow including one called How to Make Penrose Sausage. Now that one says the earliest recorded recipe dates to 1888, which would explain why I haven't had much luck with he historic recipes I've been looking at as their all too old. That is if that claim is accurate. The thing is, I've thought for years that pickling was among the way of preserving things back before refrigeration in the home became so common place. One of those if you didn't use something right away you would pickle it, cure it, brine it, devil it, dry it, or whatever to preserve it for later use.
Does anyone have any such recipes for pickled sausage?
At this rate it may end up me giving it a try. She suddenly decided she wanted to try pickling some sausage and I have been giving her a hand in the initial phase, that of trying to find recipes. I do thank you guys for the help and will try to let you know how things come out.
Well I have news for you Albert Sailhorst. My mom just told me today she finally tried one of the sausages and it was, quote, yummy. She went with the modern New Orleans recipe and apparently forgot to add the garlic and let it marinade for a week. From what she's said, I expect she'll most likely use the recipe again. Thanks for the help.
Ok, I have found the Penrose sausage jarred. Same sausage same formula, both hot and regular. In fact the sausages are of a little better quality meat but still have that same texture we love. Look for "Backroad Country" manufactured by Troyer Cheese, Inc, Millersburg OH 44645. http://www.troyercheese.com