Falukorv

Falukorv or ring bologna as it’s known outside Scandinavia, is Swedish sausages said to have come from the German miners at the Falun copper mine during the 16th and 17th century. Falukorv is a Swedish family favorite which is quick and simple to make.
MaterialsMetricUS
Pork, lean400 g0.88 lb
Beef or veal300 g0.66 lb
Pork back fat or fat trimmings150 g0.33 lb
Pork with connective tissue150 g0.33 lb
Potato flour50 g2 oz
Onion50 g2 oz
Water200 ml6.6 oz fl
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
Salt18 g3 tsp
Cure #12.0 g1/3 tsp
Pepper2.0 g1 tsp
Coriander2.0 g1 tsp
Nutmeg1.0 g½ tsp
Instructions
  1. Grind lean pork, fat and onion through 3/8” (10 mm) plate.
  2. Grind beef and pork with connective tissue trough 1/8” (3 mm) plate.
  3. Using food processor emulsify ground beef and pork with connective tissue with 200 ml water. Add all spices, flour and remaining meats and emulsify all together.
  4. Stuff into 55 mm diameter natural or synthetic fibrous casings making rings. Hang for 60 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Smoke at 60° C (140° F) for 60 minutes.
  6. Cook in water at 80° C (176° F) for 60 minutes.
  7. Immerse for 15 minutes in cold water, briefly dry and refrigerate.
Notes
Falukorv can be eaten cold but a popular method for preparing Falukorv is to bake the sausage in the oven. Peel back the skin on the Falukorv (if it has synthetic one) and then slice it across about 1/2" (12mm) apart, but don’t cut all the way through. Cut slices across (perpendicular to the side) the Falukorv about 1/2" (12mm) apart, but don’t cut all the way through. The Falukorv should remain in one piece. Fill in the honey mustard and the chili sauce into the slits in the sausage. Insert the thin sliced onion in each of the slits in the Falukorv. Top off the sausage with the grated hard cheese. Bake at 250° C (425° F) for 25-30 minutes. Serve with potatoes and peas.
For a different flavor, instead chili sauce, you could use currywurst sauce that is used with German currywurst sausages so popular in Berlin. The simplest way to make currywurst sauce is to mix curry powder with tomato ketchup according to your own liking.

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