Georgian Sausage (Kupati)
1 pound pork butt
1/2 pound hard fatback (or salt pork, blanched for 15 minutes and chilled)
2 large garlic cloves, peeled
1 teaspoon dried summer savory
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup tkemali sauce
Grind together medium-fine the pork butt, fatback, and garlic. Thoroughly
work in the spices with your hands, then stir in the tkemali sauce.
Optionally (and to be authentic) stuff the mixture into casings to make
sausages about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Tie the casings at 8-inch
intervals, tying off each link twice so that they can be cut apart.
Separate the links and shape into horseshoes or coils. Or simply shape
into patties. Either grill or fry the kupati in a skillet. Serves 4.
From: The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the
Republic of Georgia by Darra Goldstein.