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How to Cook Sausages

Whether you’re looking to finesse the fry, or fire up the grill we’re here to talk you through the best ways of cooking sausages from braising to BBQs.

Soggy sausages? Limp Lincolnshires? Burnt bratwurst? You’ve come to the right place. Nobody said cooking sausage is easy but with our how-to guide it couldn’t be simpler.

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Find out the best way to cook your meat-free sausages and the best recipes to use them in!

Pan Fry

Probably the most popular way to cook sausages – and one of the quickest. Simply add a splash of oil to help caramelise your sausages, keep on a medium to high heat and turn frequently so they colour up evenly all over. A crispy fried coating adds a delicious texture outside the sausage for a tasty bite!

We recommend pan frying our Brilliant Bangers and Best of British Sausages for all your meat-free cooking. Try these in our Vegan Sausage Ragu recipe where pieces of Brilliant Bangers are fried up with fennel to perfection!

BBQ

BBQing bangers is the perfect way to cook al-fresco and adds a delicious smoky flavour to your sausages – weather permitting of course! Spray or brush your sausages with a little oil to prevent sticking to the grill. Turn often, and once coloured well you can move to a less direct heat source on the barbie (i.e. if your hot coals are on one side). They will finish off cooking slightly slower, ensuring they don’t burn and are kept the perfect temperature to eat hot off the grill!

Try our classic Hot Dog recipe – vegan-style – on the BBQ, topped with delicious, caramelised onions and your favourite sauces. Recipe here.

Brush-up on your BBQing skills with our handy Meat-Free BBQ Guide, here. With tasty top tips and recipes to ensure your vegan and vegetarian grilling goes down a storm.

Braise

Braising is a delicious way to finish off cooking sausages - especially if you’re making bangers and mash or casseroles and stews. Simply pan fry your sausages first to add a colour to all sides, then put them back into your sauce or homemade gravy to simmer for the last few minutes of cooking. The result? Perfectly cooked sausages with the added depth of flavour from your sauce!

You can braise your Brilliant Bangers in our Vegan Sausage Shakshuka recipe. Just pan fry the Bangers for a few minutes, and simmer in the shakshuka until the flavours soak in. Try braising, here.

Air Fry

If you’re anything like us then you’re probably mad on air-frying. Air-frying is a great way to cook all your favourite Quorn products quickly and evenly, and with a lot less added fat! Sausages can also sizzle in an air fryer. Simply preheat, evening coat with a little brushed oil and shake once or twice during cooking.

Our Vegan Korean Corn Dogs recipe can be made in an air fryer if deep-frying isn’t your forte. Just go easy on the batter and remember not to overfill! Try the recipe here.

Check out our Air Fryer 101: A complete Guide for everything you need to know about air fryers. From a brief history, top tips, and tasty Quorn recipes for the perfect meat-free air fried meal!

Grill

Grilling is great for slightly fatter sausages (or when the weather is too poor to BBQ). Just brush your sausages with a little oil and turn regularly to ensure they cook and caramelise evenly. Be careful not to burn! There’s nothing worse than an over-charred sausage!

Try grilled meat-free sausages in our Vegan Brilliant Bangers and Mash recipe. This classic meal is great with any of our sausage products. You can leave your sausages to grill while you cook your mash and gravy!

Ready to take the reigns on cooking sausages? View our range of meat-free sausages here and all our vegan and vegetarian sausages recipes for more inspo!

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