Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Italian Sausage Ferrante Wins

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My wife is super picky about our sausage.  She is Italian so she makes me buy the best stuff around. Unlike some food vendors I don't serve slop.  We have tested and sampled tons of sausage.  Just recently we were given a sample from Roma Foods who made a rope just for us.  The taste was out of this world but the amount of grease and fat coming from it would have surely been heart attack in a bun.  So, we nixed it.

Here is a photo of us testing two different links. On the left is original Nick's Sausage Ferrante' Brothers brand, now made by Hatfield. On the right is Hatfield's own brand called Prima Porter.   As you can tell, the Prima Porter is bigger, but in this case bigger is not necessarily better.  My wife pointed out the Prima Porter was more fatty, had more gristle, and less fennel flavor.  Nick's won hands down. Looks like we are sticking with this sausage again this year folks!

Nick's Sausage was proudly made in Baltimore where I was born and bred, and we've been using this exclusively for many years now.  They have sold out and it is now made by Hatfield.  I wanted to make sure the taste was the same, because sometimes once a big conglomerate gets their hands on it, the recipe changes.  Believe it or not, we are extremely happy with it still.

Yum Yum.

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