Since relocating here in the US several years ago we've been trying , looking for recipes that reminds us of home...
This is a favorite in our house . It is so versatile that you can eat it for breakfast (with garlic fried rice of course !) ,lunch and dinner and yes, some people put them on bread as well ... My kids love it sweet and with lots of garlic . And this is my second attempt in making them, the first attempt didn't worked well it was dry and tough . So the search begins for our perfect homemade longanisa .
I figure out that you need a fair amount of fat in order for it to be moist. For this recipe my ratio is 80-20. 80 ground pork meat and 20 pork fat . Btw. i grind my own meat by using the kitchen aid attachment ,by this you have more control of the consistency or texture. If you don't have it just buy ground pork and 1 pack of pork fat and cut it in small cubes and blend it well with the other pork mixture. So now i'm sharing you my recipe , feel free to adjust according to your taste . Happy Eating !
1 lb. ground pork plus 20 % pork fat
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepperpineapple juice (add a little at a time , just to make it moist )
1/4 cup sugar
6 or more cloves of garlic smashed and minced.( hey, we love it with a lot of garlic ! )
Mix all ingredients in a bowl , cover and refrigerate overnight.
after 24 hrs. you can fry a small portion (1/2 tsp. to adjust your seasoning accdg. to your likeness )
Then proceed wrapping them using a tablespoon of mixture roll in a wax paper or freezer paper ,cut in small squares . Freeze or you can fry them right away .
Fry using any cooking oil till golden brown. Serve with plain rice or garlic fried rice and fried egg .
Happy Eating !
For any question feel free to email me . :)