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How to cook sausage?

I never cooked "real" sausages before. Now I have several kinds of sausages: chorizo, merguez, and chicken. I have only a couple of each and a big electric pan. How do I cook them? Should I add ...
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how do I cook sausages without poking holes through them?

I hear that when cooking sausages, you shouldn't poke holes in them as it will allow the flavour to spill out. But whenever I don't do that with fat sausages, I end up getting the outside charred but ...
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Sausage made of cheese and meat?

Is there some kind of sausage that blends some kind of cheese with meat? In Brazil we have a kind of cheese that has almost the same shape of a sausage, I guess this could exist.
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How to cook chicken franks?

I have some chicken franks (sausages). How do I properly/completely cook them to include them in spaghetti and omelettes? Thanks.
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Can I bring sausages on a plane? [closed]

I'd like to bring some raw Italian sausages with me when I fly from NYC to Seattle. Is it legal to pack sausages and/or ice in a carry-on? Will the sausages keep during the 6-hour flight?
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Fresh or smoked sausage in Jambalaya?

Jambalaya calls for either Andouille or Chorizo sausage. Is this sausage meant to be fresh or smoked?
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Why prefer prime-cut sausage over MSM sausage

Yesterday I saw a site that claimed their fairly expensive poultry sausages are made of prime cuts (thigh, breast), rather than the usual mechanically separated meat. Why would one prefer a ...
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How can I make my no carb sausages more succulent?

I'm trying to find a way to make my home made English sausages more like shop bought English sausages (I'm saying English here as I'm pretty sure sausages around the world are very different - ideally ...
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What is boudin made from, and how is it made?

What is boudin made from, and how is it made?
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How do you make homemade sausage without meat grinder/sausage stuffer?

I have no desire to spend hundreds of dollars on this specialized equipment to make sausage, which I may only use a few times a year. There must be some other alternatives! edit: no Kitchen Aid ...
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Why are my (italian Whole foods) sausages still pink inside?

I bought some italian pork and garlic sausages from Whole foods. I cooked them on a low heat, they were in the pan for probably an hour but the middle remained slightly pink. To be precise, by ...
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What are the benefits of using natural casing when making sausages?

I'm about to make some sausages and need a casing. What are the benefits of using natural casing when making sausages?
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How do I get sausages to cook evenly in a pan?

Whenever I cook sausages in the oven, they cook evenly. The issue is that sausages take about forty minutes in the oven. However, whenever I use a pan, they do not take an age to be cooked but they ...
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What changes should I make to accomodate vegan naked fatties?

I would like to make naked fatties on the barbeque this weekend, but want to accomodate some vegan friends (and my on/off lacto-ovo wife). I can easily swap regular pork breakfast sausage for Gimme ...
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What kind of beer for beer brats?

I have a package of bratwurst that I am going to cook within the next few days. The only two beers I have in the fridge are a stout and a lager. I'm sure I could use the lager and it would turn out ...
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What are common/traditional uses for merguez? [closed]

I found today something new in the supermarket and decided to try it. They are called "traditional french merguez", and seem to be raw sausages made from lamb and beef, moderately spicy. I have no ...
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How do I make a cheese, sausage, cracker spread?

I'm not sure what types of cheeses, crackers, sausages are needed for a holiday spread. What types of cheeses and sausages are acceptable use for this type of thing? What will give me a decent ...
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What will happen if I substitute beef liver for pork liver in sausage?

When we bought our cow this year, we opted to take all the organ meat. So, I now have a bunch of beef liver, I don't actually like beef liver cooked with onions or any other preparation I've ...
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Cooking Toad In The Hole - preventing “burn on”

I've recently cooked Toad in the Hole following this recipe from TheFoody.com. The first time I used a non-stick metal roasting tray and the second time I used a ceramic dish. Both times the batter ...
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Why did my coppa get spicier after being microwaved?

I wanted to put some spicy, crispy, crumbled coppa over a pasta dish. I put it in the microwave and it crisped up very well. It was however much spicier after cooking than before. Why did it get ...