Can I cut Italian sausage before cooking?

Chef's answer
You can either slice the sausages in half, lengthwise, to get a crisp on the exposed interior (great for sausage sandwiches), leave them intact and crisp the casings, or cut them into coins or chunks.1 Feb 2018
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