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OT - Strange chicken sausages with hint of goat?

PowakPowak Posts: 783
Just picked up some fresh chicken sausages at a new local delicatessen in my area last night and grilled em on the egg. I've had these same sausages before but this time these seemed to have a little bit of that goat/lamb, farm dung overtone to them. They didn't taste bad or make us sick but I was just wondering if anyone else has ever experienced with sausages that are NOT goat/lamb sausages. Is it the casing? Can the sheep casing impart that flavor? Never experienced this before.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,206
    If the intestine casing isn't properly prepared and rinsed before use, it can impart a strong off-flavor.
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  • PowakPowak Posts: 783
    If the intestine casing isn't properly prepared and rinsed before use, it can impart a strong off-flavor.
    Man that's nasty! I bet that's what the deal is. Not cool.
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,787
    Eeeeewwww.  Any chance this deli makes their own sausages?
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  • PowakPowak Posts: 783
    Legume said:
    Eeeeewwww.  Any chance this deli makes their own sausages?
    Yes they do. Everything I've had there's been excellent until I had these chicken sausages the second time. They were not like this the first time. The pork sausages seemed fine but maybe they didn't use this particular casing or their spices overpowered it. Too bad. I really like this place. I may just give them a courtesy call about it. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,206
    I'm not a pro, but every time I've made natural cased sausages and open up the pack of casings, it smells pretty terrible.  Probably why the instructions say soak them and run fresh water through the casings before using. 

    If a funky smell/taste wasn't a risk, why would they have you rinse the stuff so thoroughly? 

    Could be something in the stuffing though.
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  • A plant that made these casings in Loudon,Tn. Years ago reeked worse than the Naperville plant in Charleston Tn. It has to do with acid processing.
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