Turkish Sucuk Sausage

Sujuk (sudjuk, sucuk, sootsookee) is a dry, spicy sausage eaten from the Balkans to the Middle East and Central Asia.

It consists of ground meat (usually beef), with various spices including cumin, sumac, garlic, salt, and red pepper, fed into a sausage casing and allowed to dry for several weeks. It can be more or less spicy; it is fairly salty and has a high fat content.

Sujuk must be eaten cooked (when raw, it is very hard and stiff). It is often cut into slices and cooked without additional oil, its own fat being sufficient to fry it. At breakfasts, it is used in a way similar to bacon or spam. They are fried in a pan, often with eggs, accompanied by a hot cup of sweet black tea. Sujuk also uses a meal material with haricot bean or in pastries at some regions in Turkey.

Serving Size
Calories 400
Fat 35.5 g
Carbohydrates 1.5 g
Protein 18.25 g

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