What to do with fully cooked sausages
For Christmas I received a gift of fully cooked, smoked breakfast sausage, one package of plain and another of maple flavored ( from Dakins Farm). What is the best way to heat these up?? I usually buy uncooked breakfast sausage and have never bought fully cooked. Should I fry it in a pan, broil it, nuke it???
depending on the size of the packages, you could portion it out and freeze some.
i'd incorporate it into quiches, omelettes or frittatas--things where you'd normally have to pre-cook it anyway. (avoiding undue mess is always high on my cooking list :)
I'd suggest the standard procedure for reheating fully cooked breakfast sausage. Reheat them in a skillet with some water until all the water evaporates. Turn them once and allow them to brown on both sides. Maybe all of ten minutes. I'm sure broiling and/or microwaving them would be fine too. They are pre-cooked afterall.
Add to a nice marinara sauce...for a great pasta sauce
sausage, green and red peppers, onions on french roll covered with cheese for great sandiches..speaking of
sausage, fontina, basil pannini...
Microwave is the simplest way of heating them, especially if only heating a portion for a meal. It can also avoid over cooking.
However, if they appear to be a bit pasty when taken out of their package, then starting them in a fry pan with some water, followed by frying in their own fat, should improve flavor.
As far as reheating goes, I just stick stuff in a 350F oven pretty much no matter what it is. I tend to shy away from microwaves.
Whenever I feel like killing off some extra sausage, I usually just make "donk and cheese." Bite-sized donk, cheese cubes, jalepenos, crackers and BBQ sauce. It's hard to go wrong with that combo.
CUt up and add to a can of Organic soup for a quick meal of PRISON FOOD, when you are in hurry.
A cream, barly, or lental soup might be a little better, overall for a quicky. :)
You can put them in a frittata. All it takes are eggs, maybe some onions, green or otherwise, green, red and/or yellow peppers, leftover spinach, leftover cooked potatoes, cheese (if you like cheese in such dishes). Add oregano, basil or other herbs that go with the sausage, salt and/or pepper. Beat the eggs, combined the ingredients in a good non-stick or buttered pie pan, stick in a 275 degree oven until it's set. Great eating cold or hot, for breakfast, lunch or a quick dinner.