"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Charcuterie and Sausage Making
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-29-2007, 10:58 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2
Canned Italian Sausage

A friend, now gone once gave me a taste of his Italian sausage put up in olive oil in a jar. It was scrumpsious, and I think about it often.

I've not been able to find a recipe for this. Is anyone familiar with this? I'd be eternally grateful for a recipe or any thoughts on the subject.




taracat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 51
Wish I could help, because it sounds quite good!

Smylietron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
kitchenelf's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Were these canned by "someone" or were they bought commercially? They sound devine! I wish I could help too.

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 02:23 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
buckytom's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 19,507
i have never heard of italian sausages stored in jars of olive oil, but i'll keep an eye out and ask around at my local italiano shops.
Spring is finally here! I got so excited that I wet my plants...
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 02:36 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,423
They sound heavenly. I'll ask my Italian side of the family if they know anything about them.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 02:40 PM   #6
Head Chef
keltin's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Down South in Alabama
Posts: 2,285
Send a message via AIM to keltin
I’ve never heard of this, but after some checking, I found that it is something that is made and sold.

This website says:

Sausage In Oil—Is sausage, in either frankfurt, bologna or smoked sausage style, put up in white cottonseed oil, in tin containers. It is used extensively in the South, and when container is opened the sausage should always be covered with oil.

Used in the South?? South of what? I’m in the South (US) and I’ve not heard of this. From what I can tell through my searches, the sausage is dried first, and then packed in oil. The oil helps preserve the sausage, and the oil also picks up the flavor of the sausage and is good for cooking.

I’ve no idea how to make it. It could be as simple as drying the sausage and then packing it in oil.....but I’m not a canner so I don’t know. But I do know that some things packed in oil can go through an anaerobic process that produces botulism. So be careful!

Here is a site selling it.

Another one here.

Yet another one.

And one more.
keltin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 03:05 PM   #7
Senior Cook
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 470
I am sorry. but I've never heard of that. Sounds good, maybe I'll go to one of Keltins sites and try it.
carolelaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #8
Master Chef
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,803
Sounds delicious on the one hand, but on the other hand sounds like a Botulism festival just waiting to happen to someone trying to can this at home.
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 05:07 PM   #9
Master Chef
Constance's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
I remember, years ago, seeing sausages in jars on the bar at the local Italian club, next to the pickled eggs. I don't think they were homemade, though.
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 08:26 PM   #10
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2
sausage in olive oil

Thanks to all who posted.........expecially Keltin. It's been at least 30 years since I had it, but should have realized it would be dried.

I would not try making it without a proper recipe, and will check the Italian markets in my area for it.

I know my friends family had an olive oil processing plant on an Island somewhere off the foot of Italy, but I was young and not so much into food as now and failed to ask questions. The family is all gone now. This is only one of the questions I wish I'd been wise enough to ask the "old fogies" years ago. {Ican say "old fogies" now because I am one!!!!!!!!!!!!!}

Thanks again.


taracat is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.