Sunday, November 18, 2012

Roasted Banger Pork Sausage

So, we LOVE banger Pork Sausage from Whole Foods. We love it. Did you know that back in the old days in England, they were called banger sausage because the skin would burst with a bang in the skillet! These days, it's more about the spices in the sausage mixture that makes it a banger sausage.

anyway, people don't always want to cook sausages in the skillet. You have to remember to pop the skin with a knife a few times so they won't burst. You have to stay right there with the skillet, trying to get them to turn over, and stay there. You have to work to get them browned on all sides, and done in the middle. Some people don't like the skin, so you have to skin them and crumble it and cook it that way....

Oh, what the heck, just put them in the oven! They won't be quite as brown, but you can forget about them and put the timer on. Easy.

So, I pre-heated the oven to 400 degrees. I put aluminum foil on a heavy cookie sheet. I left the banger sausage (9 of them) out of the refrigerator for 10 minutes, then put them on the cookie sheet, not touching each other. I cooked them for 20-25 minutes. That was it! I didn't even have to turn them over.  No one complained. They were still delicious. We had them with steamed broccoli and the leftovers of "Jared's Super Awesome Sweet Potato Surprise." It was a perfect meal!

I may never cook banger sausage in the skillet again.... then scrub the skillet.... then wipe the grease off the cooktop.....