The Queen’s former head chef reveals we have now cooked sausages incorrectly all our lives


From roasts to bangers to porridge, sausages are an integral part of British cuisine.

Likewise, most households in the country cook sausages from time to time, but you could be getting it all wrong, according to a Michelin-starred chef.

Jeff Baker, a top chef who has cooked for the Queen, described five simple steps on how to cook exactly the perfect banger.

With more than three decades of experience, the Executive Development Chef at Farminson & Co is trustworthy, reports the Daily Star, and he has revealed his secrets and common mistakes in properly cooking a sausage.

Check out his pro tips below:

1. Take the sausage out of the cooler 20 minutes before cooking

This helps the sausage cook evenly and prevents the skin from splitting when it gets hot, Jeff shared.

2. Pop your banger into the pan

Use a heavy-based nonstick griddle and set it on low to medium heat.

3. Put a teaspoon of duck or goose fat in the pan

Then swirl around until the base is thoroughly coated and tip away any excess fat.

4. Place the sausages in the pan, being careful not to touch, and keep heating them constantly

Turning them regularly gives the bangers a rich golden color.

Jeff recommends 10 to 12 minutes for a traditional thick sausage.

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5. Let the bangers rest before serving

After cooking, the sausage feels firm at an internal temperature of 70 ° C.

The secret now is to let the sausages sit for a few minutes, just like a steak where the meat can relax and you get a tender, juicy sausage.

Changing your cooking methods can be tricky, especially if you think your way of sausage-making is best.

Mistakes people make when cooking sausages …

1. Pierce the shells when cooking high quality, high meat sausages with natural shells

This can cause the juices to run out, leaving you with a dry, tasteless sausage.

2. Never deep-fry

This can make the skin tough and the sausage dry.

3. Don’t bake your sausages

While this may seem like the healthy option, it doesn’t offer the deep-frying experience that pan cooking offers.

Baking prevents the exterior from developing the lovely umami taste we all crave.

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