Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pickled sausage, oh how I love thee. I seek it out when I go to the store, I have to have it if I find it. Now I can truly say not all pickled sausages are created equal! I have had the MMM this one tastes great to the yuck where is the trash can! I have always wondered how they were made and if they were really just a pickled hot dog. After looking for some recipes I found one that I wanted to try. 

Here is what you need:

This recipe can of course be cut down to a half batch or increased to a double/triple etcetera
-3 cups white vinegar
-3 cups water
-3 Tbs Kosher salt 
-1 Tsp garlic powder(I didn't have any powder so used freeze dried garlic)
-1.5 Tsp Red pepper flakes (or less if you don't like it to be too spicy)

1 Tsp. Paprika for color(not necessary if you don't want it)
-Jars for storage

 1) Put the water, vinegar, and salt in a pot and bring it to a boil

2) Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients
3) Allow the brine to cool 
4) Cut hot dogs in half and place them in clean jars

5) Pour brine into jars and refrigerate for several days, the longer the better!
I used quart jars and each jar held 12 hot dogs cut in half. I started with 2 jars but as i was pouring brine into the jars I had enough to make another jar.These have been in the fridge for 24 hours and I tried one this morning and i think this is a keeper recipe for sure!

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