Lao Sausage
Air Fryer Lao Food Recipe

Sai Oua | Lao Sausage

Sai Oua Lao sausage is packed with exciting flavors that no other sausage can compare to.  It comes with all the essential Lao ingredients packed into fatty pork goodness.  There will be blasts of lemongrass, galangal, and plenty of umami from the padaek. The process is a labor of love but once you finish, it will be well worth every bite.  Deep frying the pieces will make it unstoppable. 

Sai Oua Lao Sausage

Sai Oua Lao sausage is packed with exciting flavors that no other sausage can compare to. It comes with all the essential Lao ingredients packed into fatty pork goodness. There will be blasts of lemongrass, galangal, and plenty of umami from the padaek.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: lao, laotian, Main Course
Cuisine: Lao, lao food, laotian
Keyword: lao food, lao sausage, sai oua
Servings: 6
Author: Saeng

Equipment

  • Sausage stuffer

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Ground pork
  • 1 lb pork belly
  • 1/4 cup Galangal minced
  • 1/4 cup Lemongrass minced
  • 3/4 cup shallot minced
  • 1/2 cup green onion diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro diced
  • 3/4 cup Sticky rice cooked
  • 2 tbsp lime leaves minced
  • 8 Garlic cloves minced
  • 4 fresh bird eye chili minced
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp slack pepper
  • 1 tbsp padaek
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • casing
  • Serve with ginger, peanuts, lettuce, and sticky rice

Instructions

  • Grind pork belly then place both ground pork and fat in the freezer while preparing other ingredients.
  • Rinse salt off the casing with warm water and then let it sit in warm water for 90 mins.
  • In a mixer bowl, add galangal, lemongrass, shallots, green onion, cilantro, sticky rice, lime leaves, garlic cloves, bird eye chili, oyster sauce, salt, sugar, black pepper, padaek, and fish sauce then mix until sticky for 3-5 mins. Place mixture in the freezer while preparing the casing.
  • Rinse inside of the casing and prepare stuffer.
  • Put casing on the tube and leave 3 inches at the end for tying
  • Add pork filling to the top and slowly push it through the machine while holding the casing as it fills up
  • After the casing is filled, tie both ends
  • Cook in an air fryer for 10 mins each side at 400F and flip. Let it rest for 5 mins then cut. Or cook it in the oven for 20-30 mins at 400F and broil for 4-5 mins.

Notes

pork casing can be found at Asian supermarkets or you can search “sausage casing” on Amazon. 

AboutSaeng

Sabaidee penong hi Fam! I am Saeng and I am a Los Angeles personal chef and cooking instructor. I love creating food media revolving around Lao recipes. I promote and advocate for all things Lao food. Thanks for visiting!

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