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How To Cook Pork Sausages

by Marie Williams on May 11, 2023

How To Cook Pork Sausages

Sausages are a beloved food all around the world. Whether you're at a backyard barbecue, enjoying a hot dog at the ballpark, or savoring a traditional German bratwurst, sausages have become a staple in many cultures. But what exactly are sausages, and what makes them so delicious?

At their core, sausages are ground meat mixed with various seasonings and spices, which are then stuffed into a casing made of animal intestines, synthetic material, or even vegetables. The type of meat used can vary, but popular options include pork, beef, chicken, and even game meats like venison. Sausages can be cooked in a variety of ways, including grilling, pan-frying, baking, and boiling.

One of the reasons sausages are so popular is their versatility. They can be enjoyed as a main dish, a snack, or even as a breakfast food. They can be served on their own or as part of a larger dish, like a sausage and pepper sandwich or a classic English breakfast. And with so many different types of sausages out there, there's sure to be one that fits your taste buds perfectly.

Here is a list of sausages we carry at Ottawa Valley Meats:

  • Breakfast Sausage

  • Bratwurst Sausage

  • Mild Italian Sausage

  • Garlic Sausage

  • Honey Garlic Sausage

  • Farmers Sausage

  • Jalapeno and Cheddar Sausage

Sausages are a versatile and tasty ingredient that can be cooked in a variety of ways. Here are a few different methods for cooking sausages:

  1. Grilling: Grilling is a popular method for cooking sausages, especially in the summer months. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, then place the sausages on the grill. Turn them occasionally, until they are browned and cooked through, which should take around 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the sausages.

  2. Pan-frying: Another common way to cook sausages is by pan-frying them. Heat a little bit of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the sausages and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning them occasionally, until they are browned on all sides and cooked through.

  3. Baking: Baking is a hands-off way to cook sausages that can be done in the oven. Preheat your oven to 375°F, then arrange the sausages on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the sausages are cooked through and browned on the outside.

  4. Boiling: Boiling is a quick and easy way to cook sausages. Bring a pot of water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the sausages to the water and let them cook for around 5-7 minutes, or until they are fully cooked through.

It is important to make sure the sausages are cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F for safe consumption. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature before serving.

No matter how you enjoy your sausages, one thing is for sure: they're a delicious, meaty treat that everyone should try at least once. So fire up the grill or heat up the pan, and enjoy a tasty sausage today!


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