Yes, you can microwave sausages.
Either whole or cut into pieces, microwaved sausages do not turn brown unless you use a browning dish.
However, the sausage covering might peel away.
Freezing is one of the effective ways to preserve your sausages, but to ensure they are safe for cooking, you must know how to correctly defrost them; proper defrosting prevents the growth of bacteria in your sausages.
In this article, we will look at the various ways you can microwave sausages.
How do you cook sausages in a microwave?
The process of cooking sausages in a microwave is simple and straight forward.
It takes the following steps:
- Depending on how you want to use your sausages after cooking, you can cut them into pieces or cook them whole. If you wish to colour the sausages, colour them and place them on your microwave safe-dish.
- Cover your microwave safe-dish and microwave on high. The duration for microwaving is dependent on the number of sausages you are cooking, but it ranges between 2-5 minutes
- For the sausages to properly cook on both sides, you need to turn them over midway through the cooking duration.
- Let the sausages stand covered for about two minutes before serving, ensure the sausages are well-cooked in the inside before you serve. You can check this using a digital meat thermometer or manually by the eye.
Can I microwave frozen sausages?
You can microwave frozen sausages by first putting them on a plate and placing them in the underside of the fridge.
Turn on the defrost setting on your microwave and place the sausages inside for 4-5 minutes, still in their wrapping.
For easy thawing, separate the sausages and place them back in the microwave, keep checking them in a span of two minutes until they are completely thawed.
Ensure your sausages do not cook during defrosting, it is advisable to cook them immediately they are defrosted.
How do you know when your sausages are cooked?
To determine if your sausages are fully cooked, cut one at the middle and check.
If the meat is rigid, they are cooked, but if they are pink and soft they are not yet ready and might need more time to cook.
Alternatively, you can insert and instant-read thermometer in the middle of one sausage slowly not to touch the hot pan and check the temperature.
Pork sausages are usually ready at 160 degrees Fahrenheit and turkey sausages are ready at 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
How do you cook fully cooked sausages in the microwave?
You can heat fully cooked sausages in the microwave by placing them in a paper towel-lined plate and microwaving on a high until they are heated through.
Let the heated sausages stand for about one minute before serving.
How long do I cook sausages in the microwave?
The duration for microwaving sausages is dependent on the number of sausages you are cooking.
However, when microwaving sausages on high power, they usually take about 3-5 minutes.
Sausages require some space, hence you should avoid piling them.
You can reduce the cooking time of sausages by slicing or butterflying them.
Yes you can microwave both raw and cooked sausages either wholly or cut into pieces.
It is also possible to defrost frozen sausages in the microwave before cooking.
To know if your sausages are done, you can use a digital thermometer or manually check by looking at their appearance.