- Package ships frozen with dry ice and ice packs
- Ice packs may thaw in transit
- DO NOT handle dry ice with bare hands
- Upon arrival, place sausages immediately in the fridge
- Sausages can be kept in the fridge up to 1 week, or 30 days frozen
- Sausages last 4 hours at room temperature
There’s a million ways to cook a sausage and at Banger’s we celebrate all things freedom, so feel free to cook your sausage however you like it. But, here are a few ways we like to do it.
PRO TIP: The key to getting a good snap is making sure your sausage is as dry as possible. Once it’s defrosted, take your sausage out of the packaging, pat it dry with a paper towel, set it on a plate, and put it in the fridge for 2-4 hours (or whenever it feels dry), flipping it halfway through.
Chef Ted’s Mississippi Test
Hold your hand 4 - 5 inches above the cooking grate and count (using Mississippi's) until it’s too hot and you have to pull your hand away
2 Mississippi’s = High Heat (450f +)
5 Mississippi’s = Medium Heat (350f to 425f)
10 Mississippi’s = The Sweet Spot - Low Heat (250f to 350f)
STEP 1: Low and slow is the name of the game so it’s all about controlling your fire. Follow the Mississippi Test (see below) to see if your grill is the right temp. If the grill is too hot, you run the risk of splitting your casing and having all the juices run out, or the sausage may cook unevenly and shrivel up on you, and let’s be honest, no one wants a shriveled sausage.
STEP 2: At Low to Medium heat, cook on each side for approximately 5 to 7 minutes (10 - 15 minutes total).
STEP 1: Again, whether you are cooking on an outdoor grill or inside in a frying pan, a nice dry casing cooked low and slow is the key to the perfect sausage. Preheat your cast iron or heavy-bottomed pan (important to not use a thin metal pan if you want to create the proper sear) and add a touch of cooking oil or fat of your choice (we do NOT recommend olive oil since it has a low smoke point and can give an off-flavor).
STEP 2: Cook sausages on each side for approximately 5 minutes or until your desired internal temp is reached.
STEP 1: Though our preferred methods are grilling and pan-frying, it never hurts to have another arrow in your quiver. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place sausages in your fire safe vessel and add just a touch of oil (enough to give your sausage a little bit of a shine). This will help out until the sausages start to create their own oils during the cooking cycle.
STEP 2: Place the pan into the preheated oven on the center rack.
STEP 3: Cook sausages for about 10 minutes and then flip and continue to cook until you reach the desired internal temp. Feel free to watch them sizzle through the little window. This method will take 15 to 20 minutes depending on your oven.
Also note, when cooking sausage in an oven make sure you do it in a pan with at least ¼ to ½ lip so the juices don’t run off your baking sheet or pan and set your oven on fire.
All Cooking times are estimates. What really matters is you reach the desired internal temperatures when cooking from raw:
- Bratwurst, Italian Sausage - 160F
- Drunk Chicken, Chicken Apple Sage - 165F
Sausages are shipped frozen