The 10 most traditional recipes with fuet

recipes with fuet

The fuet is one of the selections created to give life to our sausages. born as a product created in Catalonia and is usually eaten raw. It is made up of a natural white gut wrap or of an inferior and artificial quality that performs the same function and can be eaten.

It is a sausage, and as such you have to eat it with the combination of other sausages or alone. But due to the high demand for recipes and dishes in our gastronomy, can be selected for countless recipes that can give great quality at the table. Among these ideas we are going to number them in the following lines so that you can apply fuet as the main ingredient or as a combination in many of the traditional dishes.

Origins of fuet and how it is made

recipes with fuet

Its origin dates back more than 5.000 years since it appears in numerous indications that it could be used to make this particular sausage. However, it appears in recipe books from the Baroque era and where its origin is established in Catalonia. Its elaboration is the same as the one we know today, with its particular thickness and in round format. It can only be partially differentiated by the type of meat used, the fermentation process or the spices used.

How is it made and what part of the pig does it come from?

The meat of the fuet is made with pork meat and minced bacon. Also, black pepper and other spices are added, with a stuffed casing from the small intestine of the pig. All this will be left to mature for a while so that its healing occurs. The mold that occurs around the process is caused by bacteria peinicillium nalgiovense, whose purpose is to protect the meat and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.

The skin of the fuet is made up of the very animal guts, so you can eat everything together without any problem. The white color that appears around it is due to the fermentation process and the fungi that appear. Its presence and the form of fermentation help to a great extent to improve the quality and flavor of the final product. As a note, the fuet that we find in supermarkets is usually made with synthetic leather, in this case it is not recommended to consume it, but it can be eaten together with the sausage itself.

What is the difference between fuet and salchichón?

Generally the salami and fuet are made with the same ingredients, but with some small differences. The salami It is composed of lean pork, with much more black peppercorns and some spices such as nutmeg or cloves. It is also wrapped in pork casing, but its shape is what sets it apart.

The salami is larger, thicker and longer. In front of fuet is much narrower and has a much shorter length. Due to the thickness of both pieces, it must be assessed that the type of healing will not be the same.

10 traditional recipes made with fuet

toast with fuet recipe

We detail some of the ideas so that you can prepare with fuet and with total guarantee, many of the traditional recipes that we know.

  1. Fuet to prepare fillings

When we have to fill large pieces such as chickens, turkeys or meats such as loins or sirloins, the Fuet can be included in the filling. It can be used as an alternative or accompaniment to minced meat, sausage meat or a substitute for Serrano ham.

  1. Fuet Tartare with Cherry Tomato

this recipe is very simple. One has to chop all the ingredients very fine and mix them well on a crusty bread toast. Ingredients: 1 fuet, 8 Cherry tomatoes, 1 small spring onion, 1 teaspoon of capers, 1 teaspoon of mustard, 1 teaspoon of Perrins sauce and EVOO to taste.

  1. On toast or canapés

In a small or large toast of bread we will place a tomato base and on top some small cubes of Fuet. We add grated mozzarella cheese, semi-cured or camembert type cheese again. The result is spectacular, since, if we bake it au gratin, the cheese will transmit that combination of flavors much better.

  1. Pizzas of any taste with Fuet

Prepare the traditional pizza with a tomato base and grated mozzarella cheese on top. Add the ingredients you want and that could go perfectly with the Fuet. Practically the original idea of ​​pizza is another of the recipes that combine with any ingredient.

  1. Macaroni or spaghetti with ground beef and tomato

We prepare the pasta as usual. In the sauce or tomato base we can fry a little onion and add the fuet in very small pieces. Basically it would be an ideal substitute for the traditional chorizo ​​hash.

  1. Croquettes stuffed with fuet

It must be recognized that the croquettes accept almost any type of filling. And it cannot be missed that we will be able to make some croquettes where we substitute the traditional Serrano ham for the traditional fuet. It's actually another gentler way to change flavors.

  1. Potato omelette with Fuet

And what about the traditional potato omelette? We have combined practically everything with the poached potato, from vegetables, any sausage or blue cheese. Well, we can't miss adding a few small pieces of Fuet.

  1. Broken eggs with Fuet

We fry potatoes cut into long strips and set aside on a plate. We fry in the same oil some eggs, but only curdling its white and leaving the yolk intact. Place the eggs on top of the potatoes and break them with the help of a fork and spoon. We serve accompanied by slices of Fuet.

  1. Salad with Fuet

We can make a salad with lettuce sprouts, lamb's lettuce and arugula. We will add Cherry tomatoes, spring onion and some tacos of fuet. A salad admits almost everything, so you can add many more ingredients to your liking.

  1. Bites of Fuet with olives

Conclusion just like salty muffins. Ingredients: 100 g of pitted olives, 160 g of fuet, 350 g of wheat flour, 2 eggs, 200 g of natural yogurt, 50 ml of olive oil, 1 sachet of baking powder, 100 g of grated cheese, salt and 1 teaspoon of oregano.

Preparation: We mix eggs, oil and yogurt. We incorporate the rest of the ingredients very well chopped, flour, yeast, salt and oregano. We put it in molds suitable for muffins and Bake for 20 minutes at 175°.

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