Homemade Longanisa

Homemade Longanisa


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Have this homemade sausage with eggs and you are in breakfast heaven! See a gourmet butcher for your ground pork fat and sausage casings.


Serves: 8 

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 teaspoons table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curing salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 kg pork mince
  • 500g coarse ground pork back fat
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • sausage casing, rinsed well

Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

  1. In a small bowl, stir together sugar, oregano, ginger, pepper, salt and curing salt until evenly combined; set aside. Mix together garlic, pork mince and ground pork fat in a large bowl until combined. Sprinkle with spice mixture, pour in white vinegar and mix thoroughly.
  2. Rinse the sausage casings until all of the salt or brine is gone; tie a knot at one end of the casing, then thread the other end onto a sausage stuffing tube. Stuff the casing with the sausage mixture, twisting the filled casing every 6 to 10cm to form links. Once all of the sausage mixture has been used, tie the end of the last link.
  3. Using fine cotton kitchen twine, tie the ends of each sausage link tightly, then cut between each link to separate. Place into a glass or plastic container, cover, and allow to mature in the refrigerator for 4 days, after which point they may be frozen.
  4. To cook the longanisa, half-fill a large frying pan with water and add thawed sausages. Simmer over medium-high heat about 20 minutes or until the water evaporates. Uncover, and allow the sausages to fry in their own fat about 8 minutes or until golden brown.

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