How to Cook Sausage in a Pan

By Kathryn Hatter

Delightful at any time of the day, sausages fry up easily to provide a delicious meal. Although sausages may contain a variety of different ground meats, including pork, beef and turkey, they all contain a measurable amount of seasonings to make them zesty and tasty. Cook sausage in a pan -- the pan-frying method will produce tender sausages on the inside with a crisp and flavorful outer casing.

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Add tasty sausages to a pancake meal.

Step 1

Place the frying pan on the stovetop and cover the bottom of the pan with about 1/4-inch of water.

Step 2

Puncture each sausage two or three times with the tines of a fork and place the sausages into the pan. Piercing the sausage casings allows the sausage juices to flavor the cooking water.

Step 3

Turn the burner to medium and cover the pan. Cook the sausages for about five minutes.

Step 4

Remove the lid and rearrange the sausages gently with the spatula. Flip the sausages over to brown the other sides. Cover the pan again.

Step 5

Cook the sausages until the water disappears and the casings lightly brown -- approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 6

Check the inside of a sausage for doneness. Remove one sausage and cut into it to see the center. As long as the center is no longer pink, the sausage is fully cooked.

Step 7

Turn off the burner and keep the sausages warm in the covered frying pan until you are ready to serve them.