Saturday, October 3, 2009


The famous Balkan street food!
A casing-less ground meat sausage.. which should be grilled..

Usually served with bread or grilled pita and accompanied by raw onions and kajmak (an eastern european version of clotted cream).

One of my favorite things to eat at a soccer game...
I thought I'd pass on a recipe for this quintessential Eastern European dish.

Of course the recipe I was given makes 100 pounds.. but I shrunk it down and got this:

1 1/4 pounds ground Beef
3/4 pounds ground Pork (feel free to substitute with lamb or veal)
4 cloves fresh Garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon fresh ground Black Pepper
1 teaspoon fresh ground White Pepper
3 teaspoons Vegeta
1 teaspoon Salt

- Mix all ingredients together.. Don't work meat too much!

2 slices fresh white bread
1/2 (roughly) water
1 teaspoon Baking Powder

- This is where it gets tricky... You want to break up the pieces of bread into little pieces, add the baking powder and water. You can use a potato masher or handheld blender to get a smooth, soup like consistency.
You may need to add a little more water if the mixture is too dry.

- Add this to the meat and mix just until combined, be careful not to mix too much or you'll end up with tough sausages.
-A sausage stuffer or kitchen aid attachment works best, or you can use a funnel. But the idea is to shape the sausages without rolling them.. again to get the most tender meat.

Let them sit overnight and grill them the next day!

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