How to Cook Simply Perfect Sausage
Who doesn’t love sausage that has a crisp edge with a soft center? Mine has a tendency to either get burned on the outside while still pink in the middle or over cooked and just plain yuck!
No more!! Not in this house! I have MASTERED the method to perfect sausage… AND I DID IT TWO WAYS!! Woot Woot… hands up for me!!
Using your favorite one pound tube of sausage, remove the packaging and slice into 8 rounds (each about finger width). This is the perfect portion to fit in pan all at once and yet still have nice size patties. You can slice thinner or thicker, but I have found this portion works best.
Method One: Stovetop / Frying pan
~ Preheat Frying pan on medium heat (5-6 on dial)
~ Place sausage in pan so they are not touching. You should hear a little sizzle when placing in pan. Don’t move them around.. you want the edges to get crispy.
~ Set timer for 6 minutes and work on rest of meal.
~ When timer goes off, carefully flip each patty. Arrange so they are not touching.
~ Set timer again for 6 minutes. Prepare paper towels to place on to drain when finished cooking.
~ Once timer goes off 2nd time, remove pan from heat and place sausage patties on a paper towel matt to drain. Press with another paper towel to remove any excess grease (or not, it will make patties juicer) J
Method Two: Oven
~ Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
~ Place sausage patties in baking dish so they are not touching.
~ Set timer for 8 minutes and work on something else. Timer goes off, flip sausage and put back in oven for another 8 minutes. Done~! How simple is that?? Remove to paper towel to drain.
The above can also be adapted for bulk cooking. Simply line a baking sheet with parchment paper (for foil) before starting to cook in oven. The parchment paper/foil just helps with the clean up.
Cook as above, except you will need to extend the time to 10 minutes for each session if cooking a full sheet of patties. These freeze well and can be reheated in the microwave easily. You can easily prepare 3 of the one pound tubes of your favorite sausage on a sheet pan. Two pans will easily fit in most ovens however I would swap the pans on the selves when you flip the patties to ensure even browning and cooking. Great way to cook patties ahead of time without the fuss and mess!