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[:en]Sucuk is one of the most popular and widely used foods in Turkish cuisine. Sausage, whose flavor increases with the right cooking method, is frequently preferred for breakfasts, meals or snacks. You can follow the steps below to cook sausage.

Cut the sausage the right way

When cutting your sausage, you should pay attention to the thickness of the slices. If you cut the slices too thin, the sausage will burn and if you cut it too thick, it will remain raw. The average thickness should be around 1 cm.

Bring the sausages to room temperature

Take the sausages out of the refrigerator and allow them to come to room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. This ensures that the sausages are heated evenly during cooking. Cook in a dry skillet: There is no need to add oil or anything else to the sausage. Cook in a dry skillet. Heat the pan over low heat and place the sliced sausage in the pan. Cook the sausages back to front. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the sausages and your preferred degree of doneness.

Other Points to Consider

Make sure that the sausage does not burn: Sausage can burn quickly, so it is important to constantly check. When the surface of the sausage starts to brown, carefully flip it with a spatula and cook the other side.

Serve hot: Once you are sure the sausages are cooked, remove the pan from the heat and serve hot.

Optionally add extra flavor: You can use different spices or sauces to add extra flavor to your sausages. For example, you can add thyme, garlic, chili flakes or lemon juice.

By following these simple steps, you can prepare delicious and fully cooked sausages. However, when using it in meals or sandwiches, you can achieve different flavors by cooking the sausages in different ways, for example by grilling or roasting them in the oven

Tips for Cooking Sausage

Of course, to cook delicious sausage, you need to take into account some important tricks. Each person’s taste and the way they prefer to consume sausage may be different, but in this article, we have listed for you what to pay attention to when cooking sausage in general terms.

Pay Attention to the Quality of the Sausage

The choice of sausage before cooking is very important. To buy a delicious sausage, you should choose a sausage made with fresh, high quality and natural ingredients. If possible, buy from a local butcher or a trusted brand.

Bring the sausage to room temperature

Bringing the sausage to room temperature is an important trick to get a delicious and thick sausage. When cold sausages are cooked directly on the fire, the outside may burn while the inside remains raw. Therefore, leave the sausages for 10-15 minutes after taking them out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature.

Heat the Pan Correctly

It is also important to properly heat the pan you will use to cook the sausages. If the pan is not hot enough, the sausages will release their fat and juices before cooking, and if it is hot enough, sparks may appear on the surface of the sausage. Heat the pan over low heat to ensure the ideal temperature and then place the sausages in the pan.

Cut Thick Slices

Cutting the sausage into thick slices ensures that the sausage cooks evenly and stays juicy inside. Thick slices also enhance the flavor of the sausage.

Constantly Check

Sausages can burn faster than other foods. Therefore, constantly check the sausages as they cook and turn them with a spatula. This way, they cook evenly on both sides and do not burn.

Things You Should Always Pay Attention To

Do not add fat: Sausages are fatty and do not need extra fat added during cooking. Cooking the sausages in a pan without oil improves their flavor.

Pay attention to the cooking time: Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the sausages and the preferred degree of doneness. Usually, the sausages are cooked on both sides for 2-3 minutes and then served hot.

Add spices: You can add spices or sauces to enhance the sausage flavor.

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