Venison is the name of the meat made from a variety of deer species of meat and can be eaten in the form of steaks, roasts, or sausages. Talking about deer sausage, it comes in either fresh sausage, meaning without curing salt; cured which contains some sort of curing mixture or salt; the dried form which means no cooking was done or even semi-dry such as the smoked sausages.
Now we will see how to cook deer sausage. The recipes are infinite including applying methods such as frying, broiling, smoking or baking. Since the meat is fat-free, hence it is usually needs the pork as a flavoring and fat enhancement. You may find more information at casings guide.
The tools required to cook deer sausages are a large mixing bowl, a refrigerator, an oven and sausage casings. In the case of ingredients, you will need four and a half pounds of ground venison, one pound of ground pork sausage, two tablespoons of salt, two tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of hickory smoked salt, two and a half tablespoons of garlic powder, two and a half tablespoons of mustard seeds, and lastly two and a half tablespoons of black pepper.
Firstly, you would have to mix the pork and venison together in the large bowl. Combine the spices or seasonings into the bowl and mix them well. You may add the pepper as one of the seasonings if you prefer the sausages to be spicy. Next, place the ground meat in a container covered with a lid and refrigerate for approximately a day. After it is done, remove the bowl from the refrigerator and mix the ingredients again to ensure it is well-marinated. Then return the bowl into the refrigerator for three more days.
When it is time, remove the mixture and place an appropriate amount of the meat into the sausage casings. You should be careful not to put too much as the casing might burst due to excessive amount of meat. There are a few methods on how to cook deer sausage.
To bake the deer sausages, place the casings on an oven rack and put the rack into a preheated oven. Let the sausage cook for eight hours at 140 degrees or you may shorten the time to four hours at 280 degrees. Do not cook too many sausages at a time and remember to cool the sausages for five minutes before serving them.
Besides baking, you can also cook deer sausage by frying. You need to first heat the oil in the frying pan or wok and place the sausages into the pan. Slowly fry them using medium heat, occasionally turning the sausages. Carry on frying until the liquid in the pan has evaporated. After the sausages are cooked, place them onto a paper towel to allow excess oil absorption. Then your deer sausages are done and prepared to be served!