I Tried Cooking Sausage 3 Ways—This One Was the Best
Sausage is popular among meat-eaters for its versatility, unique flavor combinations, and heartiness. Amid warm summertime weather and spirited backyard barbecues, now is sausage's time to shine. But with so many different varieties of sausage, it can be challenging to know which cooking method offers the best results. So I took one for the team and decided to test cooking smoked sausage three ways: in the oven, on a grill, and in a pan on the stove. Here are the juicy results.
How to Cook Sausage
The Final Verdict
If you own a grill and are able to operate it year-round (or don't mind grilling in your parka), then this method is ideal. While the finished product was less attractive due to a split casing and some inconsistent grill marks, it was by far the most flavorful smoked sausage.
If you know the hot spots of your grill well and can execute a more consistent crispy crust than I did, you're going to be successful. Even if the casing does break a bit, high-quality smoked sausage is so juicy that it'll be hard to dry it out.
If grilling is outside your cooking capacity, then pan-frying your smoked sausage on the stove will still yield a moist, crispy product in a very manageable way.