What is hog maul you ask? Well it is a Pennsylvania Dutch dish that many people no longer make.
Hog maul is a mixture of sausage, potatoes, onions, parsley all stuffed in a pigs stomach (the maul) and baked. I know it sounds gross to many, but if you can get past the maul- the sausage mixture is actually VERY tasty!The skin of the maul will get crispy like turkey skin. Personally I only eat the insides... the maul serves as a casing which keeps the sausage moist and keeps the flavor inside.
We took the pics using the camera on my phone so the quality isn't fantastic, but you can get the idea.
Here is how you make it...
|First you cube the potatoes|
|Then you put them in a pot|
|Add water and then cook till tender, but not mushy|
|Get the sausage ready- I couldn't find loose sausage so I got link sausage and removed it from the casings.|
|Parsley- always use fresh- it makes a difference|
|Get the parsley ready|
|Add the potatoes to the onions|
|Add chopped parsley|
|Add onions, parsley, potatoes to the sausage|
|Get your hands in there and gently mix it all together|
|This is what it will look like mixed|
|The hog maul- yes it is gross....|
|Begin to stuff the sausage /potato/ onion mixture into the maul|
|Keep stuffing- kind of like stuffing a turkey|
|This is how it will look when it is stuffed-look how big it gets! Spray the pan with pam|
|Spray the mauls with pam and season on the outside with onion salt and pepper|
|Bake for 1.5- 2 hrs.|
|Serve with applesauce- and some also have cole slaw with it|