Fool’s Gold Mountain Sausages

Mountain Sausages


Prep time 35 minutes

Cook time 30 minutes

Total time 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings 4


I first learned about these kind of sausages when skiing in Aspen, Colorado.  They  are a unique type of grilled sausages and popular street food in the Balkans (Southeastern Europe region) but also make a great mountain grub ski food!. Although they are typically made with a mixture of meat, there are bunch of meat substitutes out there, so you can veganize them easily in your own kitchen! This mixture of buckwheat and specific aromatics tastes like the real thing; it will blow you away! 



1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

1 1/3 cups buckwheat grains, soaked overnight

4 tablespoons sprouted buckwheat, dried

2 garlic cloves

1 onion

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram  

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Freshly cracked black peppercorns, to taste



Make the flax “egg” by whisking 1 tablespoon of the ground flaxseed with 2 tablespoons of water; let it sit for about 15 minutes.

In your food processor bowl, place the buckwheat, flax “egg”, garlic, onions, and spices. Work in two batches, if necessary.

Pulse the ingredients for a few seconds to blend; do not purée, your sausages should have some texture.

Roll the mixture into equal sausages using oiled hands. Place all the sausages in a single layer on a tray, cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

(They can be frozen at this point. Simply freeze your sausages in a single layer for 2 hours; then, transfer them to an air-tight container).

Further, you can cook them in your favorite way.

Grill: Preheat your grill to medium heat and cook the sausage for about 10 minutes or until golden on each side.

Oven: Line a baking pan with a parchment paper or a baking mat. Arrange the sausages on the baking pan and bake them in the preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.

Air Fryer: air fry your sausages at 350 degrees F for about 17 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

Traditionally, they  are served with chopped onions, French fries, and lepinja (a type of sandwich bread). Bon appétit!


Chef’s notes

If you tend to consume more vegetables, feel free to add carrots or beetroot to these sausages. For the best results, make the sausages 3 hours before you want to cook them.


Nutrition Facts

(Amount Per Serving)

Calories 247

Total Carbohydrates 50.6g

Protein 9.8g

Total Fat 2.8g


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