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Recipe Showcase: Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

Savor our traditional Lumber Jack Sausage smothered in warm cream cheese rolled up in a crescent roll. Only takes 15 minutes! Continue Reading

Product Showcase: Red Hots

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Red Hots…

are a traditional wiener that has turned up the heat. Very spicy with traditional red color. Bun-sized and perfect to spice up your cook-outs!

Red Hots are truly a Roger Wood favorite. Customers enjoy the rich flavor of a Roger Wood sausage combined with the enhanced spicy taste.

Think about the ‘Toppings’ possibilities! You could spread a spicy chili on top to give it even more of a kick or a homemade Southern Slaw to cool it down. Peppers and onions. Jalapeños. Endless possibilities!

If you’ve never given them a try, you’re missing out! Throw them on the grill for your next back-yard gathering, tailgate party, family reunion- you name it. Look for Roger Wood Red Hots on your next grocery store trip!

Product Showcase: Polish Lumber Jack

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Our Polish Style Lumber Jack is straight from the old country. Seasoned with traditional Polish flavors such as garlic and black pepper in a natural smoked casing. If you enjoy our Original and Spicy Lumber Jack Smoked Sausage, you are sure to love the robust flavors of the Polish Style.

There are tons of recipes on the internet featuring Polish smoked sausage, but here are a few of our favorites that we made right here in the Roger Wood Foods kitchen.  Continue Reading

Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day, serve hoppin’ John and other Southern comfort food 

 via the LA Times

“For some reason New Year’s Day at my house always means hoppin’ John, the starchy stew of black-eyed peas and rice that is the New Year’s dish across most of the South, as well as vast pots of collard greens, goose-fat red beans, and the seafood gumbo my friend Jervey makes at my stove.

New Year’s Day leans Southern. Hoppin’ John is the perfect dish for a lazy, gracious open house. It tastes good with either bourbon or Champagne.

The black-eyed peas, which resemble coins if you squint a little, are supposed to represent money in its abstract form. The collards represent folding green.”

Hoppin’ John Recipe

Jonathan Gold at the LA Times is correct. Hoppin’ John dinner is a Southerner’s New Year’s Day tradition and a chance to use smoked meats for the last holiday of the season. Use our Collard Green Recipe for your 2015 good fortune, and enjoy spending the day with family reminiscing on the past year and looking ahead to the next!

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Happy New Year Friends! 

How To Cook Smoked Sausage

On all of our packages, the words ‘Cook Thoroughly’ are featured. Although the sausage is already smoked at our plant in Savannah, Georgia, it still needs that extra step of reheating it to the proper temperature.

How to Cook Smoked Sausage

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Our friends at the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council have put together a list of ways that you can Cook Thoroughly to 165 degrees while still maintaining our great taste!

Cooked Sausage

Cooked Sausage like wieners, knockwurst, cooked bratwurst and smoked sausage need only be heated (to the proper temperature) since it was cooked thoroughly during processing. This can be done in a variety of ways. To steam precooked sausage, bring a pan of water or beer to a boil. Remove the pan from heat and add sausage. Cover the pan and let it stand 10-15 minutes. It is not advisable to add sausages to vigorously boiling water because it may cause them to split. Cooked sausage also can be baked in casserole dish, microwaved, grilled or pan-fried.

All sausages should be turned with a tongs or a turner, not with a fork, because puncturing the casing allows the flavorful juices to escape.

Well there you have it! Smoked Sausage is one of the easiest items to cook for you and your family. Check out one of our great recipes to get started!

Roger Wood Recipes

Recipe Showcase: Deep South Cabbage

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With Thanksgiving literally around the corner, you must be preparing your menus!

Don’t forget to add our Deep South Cabbage to your table. It’s about the easiest thing you’ll make on Thanksgiving, and it just tastes so good. Use Roger Wood’s Smoked Pork Picnic Hocks for the ultimate flavor!

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Look for it in your grocery aisle when you do your holiday shopping, and let us know how your cabbage turns out!

Happy Thanksgiving! 

 

Deep South Cabbage

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Ingredients:

2 Cabbage heads-chopped
 Smoked Pork Picnic Hocks
4 Bouillon cubes
5 cup Water
Salt/Pepper

Directions:

1.Bring bouillon cubes and ham hocks to a boil.
2. Add chopped cabbage.
3. Salt and pepper to taste.
4. Cook 1-2 hours or until cabbage is soft.

A Roger Wood Thanksgiving

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The holidays are upon us!

Around this time of year, the Roger Wood Foods family is working diligently smoking an array of meats for all of your holiday dinners.

At the Roger Wood Foods plant in Savannah, we smoke turkey wings, turkey tails, turkey drums, turkey necks, hocks, pig tails, shanks and pork neck bones. If you are unsure how to use these items in your Thanksgiving dinner,  our advice is to let them marry with soups, green beans, collards, cabbage and other stewed items.  Continue Reading

Oktoberfest 2014

Oktoberfest-14-slideOktoberfest on River Street is one short week away! Come out to the river on October 4th to witness or participate in the greatest sausage eating contest around! 

Never heard of our infamous Sausage Eating Contest? Well things are about to change! Just take a look at last year’s post >> Oktoberfest of the River 2013 <<

We team up with our local distributor Ambos Seafood to provide an unlimited amount of smoked sausages to those brave enough to stand in front of a crowd and devour sausage until they can literally eat no more. Last year, our reigning champion from the prior two years was ‘out-eaten’ by Corey Fisher from Charlotte, NC who ate 16 1/2 Roger Wood sausages in under 5 minutes. You read that number correctly… 16.5 Roger Wood Sausages. Who will win the bragging rights this year? 

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners. The FIRST Place Winner is awarded a CASH PRIZE. Second and Third Place Winners receive a goodie bag of prizes.

Sausage Eating Contest Timeline

10:00 – 11:30 – Final Sign Ups for Contest

12:30 – Contestants report to stage to turn in waivers

1:00 – CONTEST

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Savannah’s Secrets

Visit Savannah…

Savannah’s Chamber of Commerce, does an incredible job finding and featuring every nook and cranny, every event, every character, every special detail of our home town Savannah, Georgia. Their blog Savannah Secrets is one of our favorites! Below is a list of the recent ones we like most… Wormsloe Continue Reading

College Football in the South

What does College Football mean in the South? We found a USA Today article that pretty much sums it up…

20 Reasons College Football is Just Better in the South

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For us, it means crisp, early Saturday mornings setting up the tents and firing up the grill. Tailgating is an art form and has reached near perfection after all these years. Continue Reading