Perunamakkara (Potato Sausage)

Perunmakkara is Finnish potato sausage. Potato sausages are probably the most popular sausage type in Scandinavian countries such as Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

Potatoes350 g0.77 lb
Beef300 g0.66 lb
Pork semi-fat, shoulder, some belly300 g0.66 lb
Milk100 ml3.3 fl oz
Onion50 g1 small
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
Salt12 g2 tsp
White pepper2.0 g1 tsp
Nutmeg0.5 g1/4 tsp
Allspice, ground0.5 g1/4 tsp
Ginger0.3 g1/8 tsp
Butter30 g1 oz
  1. Peel potatoes, slice into pieces and place in water to prevent browning, Boil the potatoes until done. Drain.
  2. Dice the onion finely and fry in butter on low heat until glassy.
  3. Grind pork and beef through 1/4” (6 mm) plate.
  4. Smash potatoes and mix with milk and spices. Add ground meat and mix all together.
  5. Stuff into 36 mm hog casings making links 6” (15 cm) long.
  6. Cook in hot water at 80º C (176º F) for 35 minutes.
  7. Refrigerate.
Brown the sausages by frying or grilling before serving.

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