Vegetarian Lentil Sausage

Lentils have been one of the first crops cultivated by humans. Lentil colors range from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black. Lentils also vary in size and are sold in many forms, with or without the skins, whole or split.
Cooked lentils600 g1.32 lb
Flaxseed emulsion (1:2:2)*200 g7 oz
Tofu100 g3.5 oz
Starch25 g0.88 oz
Guar10 g0.35 oz
Carrageenan10 g0.35 oz
Potato flour50 g1.76 oz
Salt12 g0.42 oz
Pepper4 g0.14 oz
Cumin4 g0.14 oz
Vinegar15 ml0.5 oz fl
  1. Bring water to a boil, add lentils and simmer for 25 minutes.
  2. Drain.
  3. Mix lentils, emulsion, tofu, vinegar and spices together.
  4. Add starch, guar, carrageenan and mix again.
  5. Add potato flour and mix all together.
  6. Stuff hard into 38 mm casings.
  7. Cook in 176-185° F (80-85° C) water for 20 minutes.
  8. Place sausages in cold water for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove and let them cool.
* to make emulsion use given ratio (by weight) of ground flaxseeds : vegetable oil : water (or other liquid). Using a manual whisk or electric blender mix ground flaxseeds with water first until a smooth paste is obtained. Then start gradually adding oil until mayonnaise-like emulsion is obtained. More about emulsions. 200 g flaxseed emulsion = 40 g ground flaxseed : 80 g oil : 80 g water

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