5 top tips on how to cook the perfect sausage

Do your snags taste as good as they should on your plate?

Wondering what you are doing wrong when it comes to tossing a sausage on the barbecue?

Here's some tips from Errol, a trusted barbecue master cook who knows how to get the best out of a sausage.

Errol says-
  • Always have the plate on a low temperature
  • Turn the sausage regularly to make sure it is cooked thoroughly
  • Keep the moisture inside your sausages cook them slowly, so they are succulent
  • Don't prick or cut them open or you'll end up with dry sausages.
  • Cook over low heat for longer than you might think (10 to 15 minutes for a thick sausage)

Of course, it always helps to start with a great sausage.

My best tips are

  • Put quality ahead of price - sausages are fairly inexpensive, and you can afford to buy the best available.
  • Try unusual combinations - pork and fennel are my favourites but how about moroccan lamb and raisin, pork apple and cinnamon, or sweet chicken and corn?
  • Always read the ingredient list when buying pre-packaged sausages, so you know what you are eating.
  • Cook them well.

Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest judge at the Australian Meat Industry Council Queensland Sausage King Competition.