Pork was on sale. I got two pieces.
I didn't use all of it, I saved some to make a pork roast.
First I diced up all the pork that wasn't a roast.
Then I added salt...
A head of garlic...
Paprika (not the good stuff, because I'm out)...
Not pictured, is the mess all stired together.
Then I cleaned and assembled this steel piece of precision equipment.
As warned, the "natural casings" (pig intestine) had quite a smell when I opened the package.
And the smell brought back memories of that time I tried to clean and deep fry some pig intestines...
So I put on gloves!
These are very different than fresh. Very different...
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.
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.
Meat goes into the hopper!
Sausage comes out of the showerhead!
And I didn't have it assembled quite right. I made pink goo and I clogged up the showerhead with gristle.
But after a couple more tries, I had ground meat!
Next, intestine time!
That looks phallic.
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.