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    How to cook italian sausage?

    My local high-priced food store (Brunos) yesterday had Italian Sausage (mild) at $2.99/lb and Italian Sausage (hot) at $2.99/lb.
    I usually buy English Sausage at $2.99.
    You know what I did! Why not?! Two of each (mild & hot)

    This morning's frypan was a disaster.

    After thirty minutes of slow cooking under a lid, my breakfast-that-wasn't had developed slimy leaks at both ends and deposited a sauce-like-oil across the pan.
    My hash-browns were soggy instead of being crisp (and browned). The tomato and egg weren't that good, either.

    What should I have done with the Italian Sausage? Apart from the obvious.

    (signed) "Heavy stomach" of Toronto.

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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    Don't fry them grill them, it is the best way to remove the excess fat
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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    I'd also suggest not eating it for breakfast. It's a bit heavy for that meal. Even when grilled it is still rather juicy unless you cook it to a point that it becomes dry and unpalatable.

    Lunch or dinner, grilled and served on a good italian roll with peppers and onions. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    >I'd also suggest not eating it for breakfast. It's a bit heavy for that meal.
    Of all the advice I've ever got from Woody's lounge, this has to be close to the best.
    10:54 a.m. as we squeak, and I can't bear the thought of dragging my gut across to Bruno's to get chicken for tonight's supper.
    I'm going to try Jezza's suggestion sometime next month, and grill one of them, then hack it to pieces with a chain saw.

    >served on a good italian roll with peppers and onions
    Thanks for the link to Google. A quick inspection favours boiling the blighters, before or rather than fry/grilling them.
    Boiling sausages? There's Italians for you. (Grin: some of my best links are Italian sausages)

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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    >Don't fry them grill them, it is the best way to remove the excess fat
    I have this absolutely horrible image of Jezza-with-a-cosh and a strong light, "(Thump!) Sizzle!, or I'll hit you again ....".

    OK.
    Sometime this weekend I'll grill one.
    Please suggest a length of time to grill, so I'll have someone to blame.

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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    Italian Sausage, the rule of thumb for any sausage is to have it piping hot all the way through. Best thing to do is prick them evenly a few times throughout their length with a sharp knife or a fork. I prefer a medium heat as this will not burn them on the outside before the insides get warm. Turn regularly to even out the cooking. If they start spitting fat and hit the element or flame, pull them out until the excess fat has gone and put them back in.

    Anyway , a good quality sausage should not spit fat fiercely, it is the cheaper ones that do that.

    I am also very very jealous as I have not had a sausage for absolutely months, well apart for a few with my Christmas dins <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15>
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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    Unless you enjoy chewing on rubber bands, I'd avoid boiling them. I was given the same advice regarding babyback ribs years ago and ruined the ribs.

    Grilling over indirect, low to medium heat for about 1/2 hour (until the juice stops running) while turning regularly is my preferred way to cook Italian sausage.
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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    >Unless you enjoy chewing on rubber bands,

    Well!


    >Grilling over indirect, low to medium heat for about 1/2 hour
    This will be done in my oven, with the sausage on a wire rack placed over a drip-tray, right?
    (I don't have a barbecue; it didn't seem worthwhile, having only one cat ....)
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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    Are you grilling your printer over your cat?

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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    >I don't have a barbecue; it didn't seem worthwhile, having only one cat ...

    You barbecue cats ???? <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    >This will be done in my oven, with the sausage on a wire rack placed over a drip-tray, right?

    If that is all you have, it should work. I'd look for a small roasting pan with a removable rack at your local Wal-Mart or some other inexpensive source and line it with foil for easy cleanup. Also, the rendered grease in the drip pan might smoke or spontaniously combust if the oven is too hot. I'd keep the temp down to 300 or 325 F.
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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    Did some one say "barbecue cats" ????
    I feel lunch coming!!!!!
    I love cats, but I can not eat a whole one.

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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    How did I know you'd be on this like white on rice ???? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    Is that rice or mice? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
    I love cats, but I can not eat a whole one.

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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    >Are you grilling your printer over your cat?

    No, sorry. It was a posed shot for my laser cartridge suppliers, showing them why I'd ordered extra cartridges for the HP2600N colour printer; they make excellent stands for the HPLJ4 B&W allowing the Christmas cards (that I print) to fall well clear of the printer. Seconds after this shot was taken, a card ejected from the rear, and Jupiter ejected from the front. With haste.

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    Re: How to cook italian sausage?

    >You barbecue cats ????
    Well, we don't all own slow-cookers.

    >I'd keep the temp down to 300 or 325 F.
    Thanks. I have a baking pan with rack.
    Roll on tomorrow morning ...

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