Sausages or snags as we often call them are pretty good as they are cooked on a BBQ, in a fry pan, crumbed or even baked in the oven. The links of fat, skinny, short, beef, chicken, pork, seasoned or just the plain old every day one that can be dipped in sauce or on a piece of bread for and easy snack … what’s your choice?
I prefer pork or chicken skinny sausages or chipolatas, (the ones I buy have very little fat) one or two per meal served with mashed potatoes, carrots and peas … oh and a dollop of tomato sauce.
I know you can buy sausage mince from the butcher but in my experience it’s horrible and fatty with a fine kind of texture, just my thoughts. I prefer to buy my favourite sausage and squeeze the insides out, up to you.
As I was squeezing sausages out of their skins into a bowl to make sausage rolls for lunch last Saturday I was trying to remember what else I’ve done with them.
As is I squeeze little portions out into a fry pan and use in spaghetti and meatballs with veges.
I squeeze out whole sausages into a bowl, mix with an egg, grated carrot and onion to make sausage patties for English muffins with egg and bacon.
I squeeze out whole sausages into a bowl, mix with an egg, grated carrot and onion to make sausage type hamburgers.
I squeeze out whole sausages into a bowl, mix with and egg grated carrot and onion to make into balls for shish kebab sticks with pineapple, capsicum etc to BBQ.
I squeeze out whole sausages into a bowl, mix with an egg grated carrot and onion to make pattys up, cook and freeze then use with cheese for toasted sandwiches.
I squeeze out whole sausages into a bowl, mix with an egg, grated carrot and onion to make pattys up, cook, cut up and use pieces as a pizza topping.
Change your sausages for different dishes.
Use any herbs and spices that take your fancy, mixed herbs for spaghetti meat balls, sage for pork sausages etc.
If you feel an egg is not needed as the sausage with hold together without it don’t use one or only use the white, go with what you think as it can depend on the sausage you’re using.
I know sausages are not always the healthiest of meats to use but if you’ve got a good one I stick to it, it’s also a cheap meat that can feed many.