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Old 12-12-2014, 09:58 AM   #51
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I live in another part of the South and have never heard of such a thing. Let's not act like everyone in "the South" does everything the same way.

One time when my mom and stepfather, who grew up in Michigan, were here for Sunday breakfast, I asked him to cook the sausage links. I was horrified to see him boil the links in a pan, to render and discard the fat, and then brown them in butter, like his mother did. Pork fat rules, dude! Wth!

Weirdness is everywhere and he's not allowed to cook here anymore.
There is nothing weird about boiling your sausage links at all. I have lived in all four points of the compass. A lot of folks are trying their dangest to follow their doctors orders. Cut back of taking in fatty meat. Also, A lot of folks do not like eating fat. My sister was one of those who boiled her sausages in an inch of water before sautéing them. Once the water was gone, she would place them in the oven to bake. Much healthier.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:15 AM   #52
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...I was horrified to see him boil the links in a pan, to render and discard the fat, and then brown them in butter...

I have seen this process described on packages of sausage. Start them in a covered pan with a little water then they brown after the water evaporates.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:38 AM   #53
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There is nothing weird about boiling your sausage links at all. I have lived in all four points of the compass. A lot of folks are trying their dangest to follow their doctors orders. Cut back of taking in fatty meat. Also, A lot of folks do not like eating fat. My sister was one of those who boiled her sausages in an inch of water before sautéing them. Once the water was gone, she would place them in the oven to bake. Much healthier.
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I've seen this process described on packages of sausage. Start them in a covered pan with a little water then they brown after the water evaporates.
You must have missed the part where I said he then cooked them in butter, and where I said he did it because his mother did, not because a doctor told him to. If people want to eat less fat, they shouldn't be eating regular pork sausage at all, which is what we were having.

Addie, you've said some nasty things about other people's food choices; cornbread comes to mind. I can call this weird without your permission, thx.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:28 PM   #54
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There is nothing weird about boiling your sausage links at all. I have lived in all four points of the compass. A lot of folks are trying their dangest to follow their doctors orders. Cut back of taking in fatty meat. Also, A lot of folks do not like eating fat. My sister was one of those who boiled her sausages in an inch of water before sautéing them. Once the water was gone, she would place them in the oven to bake. Much healthier.
I cannot see how removing the flavor from any food is healthy. Fat is pretty important in sausage IMO.
And i am a firm believer in eating what you like in moderation. These health gimmicks are just that. Gimmicks.
Par boiling is to make sure the sausage is fully cooked. It has little positive effect on the final outcome.

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I have seen this process described on packages of sausage. Start them in a covered pan with a little water then they brown after the water evaporates.
Yep, Link breakfast sausage said it on the package.
But as usual, I ignored the package and just fried them as I always do.
I see this advice on Bratwurst packaging too. I never boil them before cooking.
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People will always cook in goofy ways..it's fine with me as long they don't expect me to eat it.

I know somebody who boils her hamburger.
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People will always cook in goofy ways..it's fine with me as long they don't expect me to eat it.
And that was the problem! My house, my kitchen, my sausage!
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My sister was one of those who boiled her sausages in an inch of water before sautéing them. Once the water was gone, she would place them in the oven to bake. Much healthier.
Says who? There's mounting evidence that eliminating fat from your diet is not healthy.
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And that was the problem! My house, my kitchen, my sausage!
Exactly right GG. Even if it was your mom in your kitchen. There's no kitchen in the world big enough for two grown women.
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Exactly right GG. Even if it was your mom in your kitchen. There's no kitchen in the world big enough for two grown women.
+1 It was actually my stepfather. I think my mom agrees with you. She drives me crazy asking 10 million questions so she'll do it exactly the way I want it done. It's a nice gesture, but I can't get anything done because she's always interrupting me!
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Says who? There's mounting evidence that eliminating fat from your diet is not healthy.
Her heart doctor. Unfortunately she is no longer here to enjoy the new studies.
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