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What to do with fully cooked sausages

emilief Dec 26, 2006 05:14 PM

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???

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: emilief Dec 26, 2006 05:33 PM

    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 :)

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      scott123 RE: emilief Dec 26, 2006 06:46 PM

      Chop it up and make gravy for biscuits!


      1. Cheese Boy RE: emilief Dec 26, 2006 06:55 PM

        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.

        1. chef chicklet RE: emilief Dec 26, 2006 07:02 PM

          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...

          1. paulj RE: emilief Dec 26, 2006 08:05 PM

            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.


            1. AbdulSheikhMohammed RE: emilief Dec 26, 2006 08:30 PM

              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.

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                nutrition RE: emilief Dec 26, 2006 08:35 PM

                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. :)

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                  EclecticEater RE: emilief Dec 27, 2006 12:39 AM

                  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.

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