What makes an Italian sausage an Italian sausage? Italian sausage is a pork sausage Italians usually added to pasta sauces, or just eat right after cooking. It comes into two varieties – sweet and hot. Sweet Italian sausage is seasoned with fennel and garlic, while hot Italian sausage comes with an extra one or two chili pepper with the same seasoning. It is usually 6-inch links in coil, or in bulk. What makes it different from other sausages is how simple its seasonings are – fennel, garlic, and pepper.
Italian sausage may sound hard to cook but anyone can actually cook it at home. All you need to possess is a little patience, skill, and of course, the ingredients prepared. There are more ways on how to prepare your own Italian sausage, pretty much close to the taste you can buy in the convenience store. But, if you can’t prepare your own, the convenience store has your back.
Cooking Italian sausage is like cooking any other sausages, it is sometimes tricky. Sometimes they look burnt in the outside but raw on the inside. The casing splits and can be very dry once cooked. There are ways on how to cook Italian sausages without burning, case splitting, and drying.
First, you need a large non-stick skillet. Italian sausages are large in size so you will be needing a large skillet. Add about a quarter inch of water into the pan together with a tablespoon of olive oil. Let it heat for about two minutes over medium heat.
Next, add the sausages before the water comes to boil. Cover the skillet with its lid and cook the sausages over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the lid and let the sausage cook for another minute turning each side every two to three minutes.
Lastly, cook the sausages until they turn into golden brown.