Schlake's Food: 2015-04-03


Pork was on sale. I got two pieces.


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I didn't use all of it, I saved some to make a pork roast.


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First I diced up all the pork that wasn't a roast.


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Then I added salt...


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Sugar...


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Fennel...


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A head of garlic...


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Black pepper...


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Paprika (not the good stuff, because I'm out)...


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Not pictured, is the mess all stired together.
Then I cleaned and assembled this steel piece of precision equipment.


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As warned, the "natural casings" (pig intestine) had quite a smell when I opened the package.


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And the smell brought back memories of that time I tried to clean and deep fry some pig intestines...

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So I put on gloves!


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These are very different than fresh. Very different...


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In fact, they all appear to be shredded to me. Which won't work at all. I need tubes! But I soaked a set anyway, just in case I was wrong about them.


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OH GLORIOUS DAY! It's a tube! A smelly, filthy tube. I've washed it out four times and it's still quite icky inside.


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Meat goes into the hopper!


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Sausage comes out of the showerhead!


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And I didn't have it assembled quite right. I made pink goo and I clogged up the showerhead with gristle.


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But after a couple more tries, I had ground meat!


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Next, intestine time!


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That looks phallic.


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I had a little more meat than casing, so I tried to pack it more. I ended up bursting the casing in a couple of places. But, it's made. I need a shower. I wasted a lot of meat. A pound or two, at least. It turned into goo, squirted onto the floor, or was otherwise lost.


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