Fresh Polish Sausage

So I married this guy, and he and his family are OBSESSED with sausage. When we first met, we were both in high school and hubby of course still lived with his family at the time. I would be invited over for a meal with the family and it would invariably be sausage of some sort. Italian Sausage, Polish Sausage, Bratwurst, Smoked Sausage, Fresh Sausage – if it was lunch time, it was a sausage type lunch meat – bologna, salami, minced ham – on the rare occasion pizza was ordered in, it was always sausage pizza!

Unfortunately for me, I went through most of my life being an extremely picky eater and I HATED sausage. To be honest, I’m still not a huge fan of a vast majority of the varieties. When we were young, and dating, and I was trying to be polite to his family though, I choked down soo much sausage that I swore when/if I married this guy I would never allow the stuff in my house.

Well, that didn’t last (obviously) and I have found that, properly cooked, Fresh Polish Sausage is actually pretty tasty! It’s got to be one of the easiest dishes to cook – and it’s one of those proteins that you can cook a small amount or a huge batch and it takes the exact same amount of time. I was completely clueless as to how to cook sausage at all the first time hubby really wanted some, so here’s the directions – soo incredibly easy, it’s almost funny to have to write it out, but I know I needed some guidelines to follow in the beginning and maybe you do too!


Fresh Polish Sausage
FRESH POLISH SAUSAGE!!  That’s it folks!

1. Bring a large stock pot full of water up to a boil.
2. Add a pinch of salt to the water and place your sausage links in.
3. Let boil for 30-40 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
5. Remove sausage from water and place on cutting board. Slice on a diagonal into desired sized pieces and then place in a casserole dish and bake at for 10 minutes to firm up the skins a bit.
6. Enjoy!


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