Greek Sausage: Sheftalia Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Greek Sausage: Sheftalia Recipe
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Greek Sausage: Sheftalia

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"Nice change to eat at a barbecue. Crispy seasoned sausages with a nice flavor. Eat in a pita with chopped tomato, parsley, onion, cucumber, and tahini. Add plenty of lemon. Yummy."

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    2 hrs

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground pork, onion, parsley, salt and pepper.
  2. Fill a bowl with warm water, and add the vinegar. Dip the caul fat into the water, and keep submerged for 1 minute to wash. Rinse in cold water. Carefully open up the caul fat on a clean work surface, and cut into 4 inch (10 cm) squares.
  3. Place a small compressed handful of the sausage near the edge of one square. Fold the sides over, and roll up firmly. Repeat with remaining meat and fat until you have about 10 sausages.
  4. Prepare a charcoal grill for high heat. Place sausages onto skewers.
  5. Grill the sausages for 20 minutes, turning frequently until the outside is crispy and dark, and the inside is no longer pink.
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May 25, 2006

What is caul fat and where can I find it? What would be a good substitution? Used pork fat. :)

 
Feb 02, 2011

Caul fat is the fatty membrane which surrounds internal organs of some animals, such as cows, sheep, and pigs, also known as the greater omentum. It is often used as a natural sausage casing and to encase fegatelli (Italian), faggots (English), or pâté (French). Caul fat is also known as Lace Fat.

 

8 Ratings

Aug 09, 2010

This is a really good, traditional recipe of Cyprus. In addition to the listed ingredients, I also use cumin (1 tablespoon), which makes the taste even better.

 
Dec 14, 2008

Excellent recipe! We couldn't find caul fat so we stuffed the mixture into sausage casing (same thing maybe?), the resulting Sheftalia were larger than the local Greek restaurant but delicious nonetheless.

 
Jun 24, 2005

Great recipe! Easy and fast. Makes a great side dish or, along with french fries and a salad, a light meal.

 
May 05, 2010

Our Greek community of friends regularly enjoy sheftalia. This photo was from the ones we cooked while camping at the beach. They are delicious when grilled over mesquite wood!

 
May 14, 2014

Wonderfull recipe, I´m cooked without caul fat and was flavor full, I add some mint leaves chopped!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 1070 kcal
  • 53%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 160 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 103.4 g
  • 159%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 226 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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