Thursday, January 28, 2010

How To Cook Sausages

Hi guys,

We've had some great feedback on our  sausages, and some of the comments were quite interesting. Some of you experienced exploding sausage skins, some sausages were dry, and some bangers were oozing its contents out! On the other hand, many of you enjoyed big, juicy sausages cooked to perfection and had a wonderful experience. :)

Today we're going to advise you on some of the best (and interesting) ways to cook your sausages to get the perfect, juicy banger.

The first thing to remember is that The Hog's sausages are different from the usual vacuum-packed frankfurters that you pick up from the supermarket aisles. They will require a slightly longer time and a different method to cook properly. So take your time and enjoy the cooking!

Sausage cooking Golden Rule: Low (heat) and Slow.

Step 1 - Thawing Out:
Remove your sausages from the freezer and let it thaw out. You can do this by leaving it overnight in the fridge, or taking it out 1-2 hours before cooking.

Step 2 - Pan Frying:
Pan fry the sausages with a bit of oil in a shallow frying pan over low heat. If your stove's low heat is still strong, arrange the sausage near the sides of the pan. Cook for 15-20 minutes until nicely browned, turning occasionally. Low heat is important to ensure that the skin does not burst. It also allows the meat to absorb it's own juices while cooking, creating a proper juicy banger with a nice crunchy skin.

Step 2 - Barbecuing:
Prepare your charcoal an hour in advance so that you have embers giving out steady, low heat. Place the sausages on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally. Again, low and slow. Rest the meat meat for a while before serving.

Alternative step - Customer Suggestion:
This interesting method was recommended by a friend of ours, try it and see what you think!

Firstly, boil the sausages in water for 10 minutes straight out of the freezer. No thawing period is required. The dry the sausages a bit so that they don't splatter too much. Fry them in a frying pan for about 10 minutes, and the bangers should be nicely crisp on the outside with a moist and flavourful filling.

What's your favourite way of cooking sausages?



Anonymous said...

Well, some of my friends and I will marinate the sausages with mixture of honey and xo before bbq'ing it. We poke some holes @ the sausages and let the sausages soak for 1 hour.

After 1 hour later, we bbq it. It is a taste for those who really like xo sausages.

Michelle said...

You can also just plain boil 'em. They'll look gross as all hell, but delicious =)