This basic sausage is good with pasta when you don’t want hot pepper or fennel flavors, and it’s ideal for Bollito Misto.
Combine all the ingredients except the casing and olive oil in a mixing bowl and mix well with your hands. Fry a small amount as a test and adjust seasonings to taste.
Using the sausage attachment on a heavy-duty mixer, stuff the casings with the mixture and twist and tie to make
Heat the grill or broiler. If the sausages are in casings, prick with a fork 2 to 3 times and brush with oil. Grill or broil the sausages 3 to 4 minutes each side until cooked through. For patties, brush with a little oil and grill about 3 minutes each side or sauté in a little oil over high heat.
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