Ground Hog Italian Style!
month is the month of the groundhog for me. I will celebrate the great day
in style and carry the sentiments throughout the month!
love the little groundhogs and have even found several ways to enjoy
ground hog for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
hog is made from pigs. Groundhog is a different animal. Though nearly
homonyms, they’re not even related. Here’s a tasty recipe for Ground
Hog Italian Style using herbs found in your garden!
¼ cup Water or wine
1 ½ tsp Pickling salt
1 ½ tsp Fennel (freshly dried)
½ tsp Fennel seed (cracked)
¾ tsp Oregano (freshly dried)
Healthy pinch Caraway seed
¼ tsp Coriander (ground)
¼ tsp Savory (freshly dried)
¼ tsp Sweet basil (freshly dried)
½ tsp Black pepper (freshly ground)
½ tsp Garlic (granulated)
1 lb Pork shoulder (70% lean
¼ lb Uncooked ham (90% lean)
water/wine with pickling salt and dissolve completely. Add all other
spices and herbs and set aside to allow them to become saturated. Cut all
of the pork into strips that will fit easily into your grinder. After
slicing meat, place it into the freezer for 1hour to firm. Grind meat
using a 3/16" plate. Add spice mixture to meat and mix well. Place
back into freezer for 30 minutes to chill. Re-run the chilled sausage mix
through a ¼" plate. Place sausage in refrigerator until ready to