Why is my homemade sausage tough?
If your emulsified hot dogs and sausages are tough or rubbery in texture, you may be over-extracting the actomyosin myofibrillar proteins. In other words, you may be mixing the sausage a little too much, especially with the addition of salt or water.11 Apr 2011
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
You can check whether your sausages are done by cutting into one at the center. If the meat is firm, it's ready, but if it's pink and runny, it needs more time. Slicing or butterflying the sausages can reduce cooking time.20 Dec 2019
Preheat your air fryer to 180C / 350F. Prick each sausage a few times with a knife, then place in a single layer in the air fryer basket. It's ok if they are touching. Cook for 8 - 12 minutes, flipping the sausages halfway, until browned and cooked through. Serve immediately.20 May 2020
Fry every time. Oven is best. I haven't ovened sausages for ages though so couldn't tell you temps. Brown in frying pan then oven for half an hour til nice and caramelised.12 Mar 2015
about 40 minutesIt takes about 40 minutes to cook chicken sausages in the oven!
Hot dogs are fully cooked when you buy them from the store. Look at the label and it will say "fully cooked", so there is no need to cook them before eating them. When you put them in water to heat them, they will heat up but floating is not an indication of "done ness" nor of a specific temperature.
For an extra-delicious snag, the website suggests frying sausages in a pan on a low heat with a 2-3 tablespoons of unsalted butter for 30 minutes is key. ... Once your meaty treats are in the pan turn them occasionally, and it's really important to refrain from ramping the heat up and cooking them quickly.29 Mar 2017
Why Do Sausages Split? Sausages split because pressure builds up on the inside as they cook (typically from vapor produced by the heat, but also from the expansion of the foody goodness inside). As the pressure increases, so does the stress in the casing of the sausage (the skin).1 Sep 2014
A few more cooking questions 📍
Should I put salt or oil in pasta water?
Contrary to popular myth, adding oil into the water does not stop pasta sticking together. It will only make the pasta slippery which means your delicious sauce will not stick. Instead, add salt to the pasta water when it comes to the boil and before you add the pasta.
What fish should you not eat too much of?
Halibut, grouper, mahi-mahi, albacore tuna and canned tuna fall under the FDA's "good choices" category and should be eaten no more than once a week. Swordfish, orange roughy and bigeye tuna are best avoided, as they contain the highest levels of mercury.15 Dec 2020
Can you raise tilapia and catfish together?
I'd been told that combining catfish and tilapia in the same tank made good ecological sense: catfish are bottom feeders, while the tilapia live higher up in the water column, and together they help keep the water cleaner than either species on its own.18 May 2016
What part of pig is the Boston butt?
pork shoulderA Boston butt is the slightly wedged shaped portion of the pork shoulder above the standard picnic cut which includes the blade bone and the "lean butt" (which is boneless), both extensions of the tenderloin cut and can be used in place of the tenderloin.