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Sheftalia (Barbequed Sausages)

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Category: Greek, Meat

 Ingredients List

  • Karen Mintzias
  • 500 g Finely ground fatty pork
  • 500 g Finely ground veal or lamb
  • 1 lg Onion; finely chopped
  • -or- grated
  • 1/2 c Finely chopped parsley
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 250 g Panna (caul fat from pig)


Combine pork with veal or lamb, onion, parsley, salt and a generous
grinding of black pepper.

Dip panna into a bowl of warm water for a minute or two, remove and
carefully open out a piece at a time, laying it out flat on work surface.
Cut with kitchen scissors into pieces about 10 cm (4 inches) square.

Take a good tablespoon of meat mixture and shape into a thick sausage about
5 cm (2 inches) long. Place towards one edge of piece of panna, fold end
and sides over meat and roll up firmly. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Thread sausages on flat sword-like skewers, leaving space between them.
Number on each skewer depends on their length.

Cook over glowing charcoal, turning frequently. Do not place too close to
heat as sheftalia must cook fairly slowly so that the inside is well cooked
and the outside nicely browned without being burnt. The panna melts during
cooking, keeping the meat moist and adding flavour. Excessive flaring of
fire can be controlled by a sprinkle of water on the coals. Serve sheftalia
as an appetizer or a main course.

Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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