How to Prepare Maple Sausage

September 10, 2018

Guide by Jenn de la Vega, @Randwiches

The maple sausages in your Fall share are from Lancaster Farm Fresh in Pennsylvania. They're open-ended pork links spiked with a little sweet from the maple and savory from a hit of vinegar. 

How to store pork sausages:

  • Meats should only be frozen twice ever, so once you receive your frozen packs, put them in the freezer immediately.
  • If you plan to serve them, defrost in the fridge in a dish or sheet pan overnight.
  • Do not stack anything on top of them or the filling will escape from the casing.

How to cook pork sausages: 

You do not need to use any oil because sausages already have a percentage of fat in them. Using vegetable oil at high heat can make them pop their skins off.

Serve 2 links per person.

  1. Place sausages in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Wash your hands after handling because they are raw.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, move the sausages around every minute to brown all the sides.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes and check the temperature, they will be safe to eat above 160 degrees F.
  5. Cut into the middle to check doneness, they should not be pink on the inside but opaque.

How to serve pork sausages:

  • Serve them whole with a side of eggs and toast.
  • Slice them into small chunks for omelet fillings, topping bowls of pasta or grains.
  • Cut them lengthwise so they will lay flat in sandwiches.
  • Remove their casings and cook them like little burger patties for sliders or biscuits.

How do you like your sausage? Let Jenn de la Vega know on Twitter: @Randwiches

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