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01-04-2005, 04:03 PM
I was wondering if anyone has a recipe for hot snack sticks and or pepporone snack sticks. By snack sticks I mean the small diameter round sticks, like the kind you can buy in gas stations.

Thanks Jim S.

Jim Babek
01-07-2005, 04:04 PM
Slim Jim's

This is for 10 lbs. 80/20 ratio. Beef chuck is best.

2 tsp prague powder #1
4 Tb paprika
1/3 cup ground mustard
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp ground celery
1 Tb mace
1 tsp granulated garlic
5 Tb salt
4-1/2 Tb powdered dextrose
1-1/2 cup fermento (whatever that is)

add 1 teaspoon cayenne for spicey.

chill meat to 30-32 degrees. Grind through 3/16 plate & mix well. Stuff in 22-24 mm sheep casings. Smoke @ 98-110 for 8 hours (12 if you want more tang). Raise until internal is 145. Remove and place in dry room at 50-55 degrees.

From Kutas' book Great Sausage Recipes & Meat Curing.

Havent tried it but let us know how it turns out.

01-07-2005, 07:11 PM
Thanks for the recipe, I will give it a try and let you know how it works out.

Jim S.