Botifarra de Huevos (Gerona)
As the name implies Botifarra de Huevos is a sausage made with eggs (“huevo” means an egg in Spanish). Mixing one egg with ground meat to improve binding is a common culinary practice and many German sausages employ this technique, but in botifarra de huevos eggs are added in a large number, usually 2-5 eggs per 1 kg of meat. The sausage is very popular in Gerona (in Catalan language Girona) which is the city and municipality in region of Catalonia.
Prep time: 1.5 hours
Cook time: 30 minutes
|Pork tongue, lungs, heart, stomach||750 g||1.65 lb|
|Dewlap and pork belly||250 g||0.55 lb|
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
|Salt||18 g||3 tsp|
|Pepper||5.0 g||2.5 tsp|
- Place tongue, lungs, heart and stomach in a boiling water and cook at 95-100° C (203-212° F) for 30-45 minutes.
- Place dewlap and pork belly in a boiling water and cook at 95-100° C (203-212° F) for 5-10 minutes.
- Drain meats, cool so they can be handled and grind through 6 mm (1/4”) plate.
- Beat the eggs and mix them with spices and ground meats.
- Stuff into natural casings: thin botifarra - 20-30 mm, form rings, thick botifarra - 30-40 mm, form rings or leave in straight sections. Make rings and straight sections about 20-30 cm (8-12”) long.
- Cook in water at 80° C (176° F) for 30 minutes.
- Store in refrigerator.
The sausage is ready to eat.