Pork sausage is great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Just make sure you follow a few steps and your next meal will be a fantastic one. Always store fresh sausage in the fridge and use all of it within two days of buying them or making your own. If you aren't going to use the sausage in that time, wrap it up in zip-close bag and put it in the freezer for up to month.
Things You'll Need
- Deep skillet
- 1 pound pork sausage
- Non-stick cooking spray
Get a deep skillet and add 1 pound of sausage. Don't prick the sausage or all of the juices will come out
Add 1/2 cup of water, and turn on the stove to cook for 15 to 20 minutes on medium heat until the sausage is almost done.
Remove the sausage from the skillet and drain off any liquid in the pan. Spray some non stick spray on the bottom and add the sausage back to the pan.
Turn the heat on to medium and brown the sausage in the skillet for five to 10 minutes until the meat is thoroughly cooked and a nice brown color.
Eat. Sausage goes great with so many meals. You can slice it up and add it to pasta. Use it as a replacement for a frankfurter to make a great sausage dog, or just add your favorite side and make a great meal anytime.
Tips & Warnings
- Never defrost pork on the counter - always defrost in the refrigerator.
- Keep raw meat away from vegetables.
- Wash your hands and utensils before you handle anything.
- Your sausage should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees Ft. There should be absolutely no pink in the middle.
- There is a bacteria found in pork called Trichnella spralis that can make you very sick, so cook it thoroughly.
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