Polony

A soft-textured English large smoked sausage typically made of pork and beef. Polony is usually sold encased in a vividly hued skin of either orange or red. Polony sausage is similar to bologna so its name suggests that “polony” might have been brought from “Bologna,” the Italian city known for this style of sausage. Typically sliced and served cold.

MeatsMetricUS
Pork shoulder600 g1.32 lb
Pork trimmings rich in connective tissue (shoulder, legs)100 g0.22 lb
Lean beef100 g0.11 lb
Beef suet200 g0.44 lb
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
Salt18 g3 tsp
Cure #12.5 g1/2 tsp
White pepper2.0 g1 tsp
Allspice, ground0.5 g1/2 tsp
Sage, ground0.5 g1/2 tsp
Garlic, smashed3.5 g1 clove
Water60 ml2 oz fl
Instructions
  1. Grind: pork through 1/4” (6 mm) plate; pork trimmings with 1/4 (6 mm) plate; suet with 1/4” (6 mm) plate; beef with 1/8” (3 mm) plate.
  2. Using food processor emulsify pork trimmings and ground beef adding 60 ml water, salt, cure #1 and spices.Add ground pork and beef suet and blend again.
  3. Stuff into beef middles or 100 mm synthetic fibrous casings. Hang for 2 hours at room temperature.
  4. Apply medium hot smoke for 2 hours.
  5. Cook in water at 80° C (176° F) for 90 minutes or until meat reaches 72° C (160° F) internal temperature.
  6. Cool in cold water, hang in air to dry and refrigerate.
Notes
You can skip smoking step, however retain cure #1 for pink color development. For bright red color of the sausage add food grade red coloring to water during cooking.

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