Tell me a better way to start your day with the fresh aroma of grilled sausages. First, imagine the soft light of the dawn falling upon your bed. Then, pulling the curtains aside, you get up, feeling the new morning vibes. And to match the level of excellence, freshly grilled sausages wait on your breakfast plate. Doesn’t that sound like a great morning? And when it is the famous, one and only Conecuh sausage, voilà! That is the definition of a perfect morning, and this post will tell you how to cook perfect Conecuh sausage.
They taste fantastic if you cook them properly. And in case you are clueless about how to cook Conecuh sausage, then you have found your pole star. So, let’s focus on Conecuh sausage and its cooking methods…
Conecuh sausage: flavors and more
Conecuh sausage, named after the southern Alabama county, is probably Alabama’s greatest gift to the world. The company has gathered a considerable number of fans since 1947. At that time, the locals did not have much refrigeration.
And the company started its journey by providing cold storage to the residents to preserve the vegetables they used to grow at the home premises. And today the company is making 35000 to 45000 pounds of sausages every week. Isn’t that amazing?
This all-time favorite appetizer is available in six different flavors:
- Hickory Smoked Sausages
- Original Smoked Sausage
- Spicy & Hot Hickory Sausage
- Cajun Smoked Sausage
- Cracked Black Pepper Smoked Sausage
- All Natural no MSG Sausage
These evergreen sausages are so famous that one can find them across the south, north, and west. The Conecuh sausages are safe for your gluttony because they are gluten-free and are made with natural hog or sheep casings.
How to cook Conecuh Sausages?
These popular sausages have blown hundreds of minds in various forms. Meaning people all over the world cook this item in several ways. There are several mouthwatering recipes available for cooking these sausages. Let’s have a look at that…
- Pan-fried sausages
- Conecuh sausage jambalaya
- Conecuh hashbrown casserole
- Cast iron skillet Conecuh sausage
- Sweet and sour Conecuh sausage
- Conecuh macaroni and cheese
- Conecuh sausage cornbread
- Spaghetti with Conecuh sausage
- Fried potatoes and sausage
This is one of the most popular ways of cooking Conecuh sausages. In fact, you can try this method with any sausage you want. Cooking your sausage in this method is super easy. Moreover, it goes with any dish you wish to. You can place it over your breakfast plate and enjoy the tangling taste of smoked sausages happily.
For pan-frying sausages, you will need:
- A frying pan
- Conecuh sausages
Place your frying pan on top of a stove. Make sure you are using a non-stick pan while cooking. As you have noticed that the classic smoked Conecuh sausages come in a coiled bulk, you can cut them into small pieces. And if you wish to enjoy a large coil of sausage, you can also do that.
These sausages can be cooked straight from the package. After placing the pan on the stovetop, cover the bottom with about ¼ inches of water. Some people puncture the sausages with forks for a better flavor. You might do that as well.
Add the sausages into the frying pan and turn the burner into medium heat. Cover the pan and let the sausage cook for about five minutes. Next, open the lid and turn the sausage with the help of a spatula. Cook the other side of the sausage for another five minutes until golden brown.
Make sure you do not burn or overcook the sausage. The best way to check if the sausages are cooked is to see the sausage center. If you have cut the sausage into small pieces, take one out and see its center. If the pink color of the center is gone, your sausage is ready to serve.
Conecuh sausage jambalaya
This is a traditional Creole dish that contains lots of flavors on one plate. Etymologically, this dish came from the french word ‘Jambon’ that means ‘ham.’ To cook this signature southern dish, you will need:
- 2 pounds of boneless chicken
- 1 pound of Conecuh sausage ( cut into 1 inch pieces)
- Canola oil
- Chopped celery (one cup)
- One white onion diced (large)
- One large green bell pepper (chopped)
- Bay leaves
- Creole seasoning
- Dried thyme
- Garlic cloves
- Dried oregano
- Uncooked rice (2 cups)
- Fire-roasted tomatoes (2 cans)
- Chicken broth
Heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil in a dutch oven. Make sure the pan is set to medium heat. After heating the pan well, add sausages and boneless chicken to the pan. Cook the sausage and chicken until golden brown.
Make sure you stir the ingredients constantly. Otherwise, you will burn them. After 8 to 10 minutes of frying, remove them from the pan and let the oil bloat on a paper towel while you place the fried chicken and sausages on top of it.
Next, add some oil to the pan and put onion, celery, bell pepper, two bay leaves, garlic, creole seasoning, thyme, and oregano—Cook the vegetables for 5 to 7 minutes on medium heat. Next, put the uncooked rice in the pan and stir for about 3 minutes until the aroma of the rice fills your room.
Then add the chicken broth into the pan, followed by the tomatoes and the fried chicken and sausages. Stir the ingredients well and cover the pan with a lid. Make sure you reduce the heat to medium and simmer. Usually, it takes about 20 minutes for the rice to be tender. Make sure you stir the ingredients occasionally. Once the rice is tender, it is ready to serve with sliced scallions.
Conecuh hashbrown casserole
This dish is one of the greatest appetizers of America. This is not some tedious, old hash brown casserole. But with its scrumptious flavors, it is really worth serving as a meal itself. To cook this fantastic dish, you will need:
- Diced Conecuh sausage
- Chopped green chilies (2 tablespoons)
- Diced yellow onion (1 cup)
- Diced red bell pepper (1 cup)
- Whole milk (2 cups)
- Chicken broth (2 cups)
- All-purpose flour (4 tablespoons)
- Four tablespoons butter
- Shredded cheddar cheese (4 cups)
- Black pepper
- Sour cream (1 cup)
- Kosher salt
- Frozen hash browns thawed ( 10 cups)
In a large pan, cook the sausages on low to medium heat. Stir and cook them nicely until golden brown. This will take about 5 minutes. After frying, remove the cooked sausages from the pan and set them aside. In the rendered fat on the pan, add onion, bell pepper, and chilies and cook them for five minutes until they are tender. Set them aside.
Next, melt butter in a pan. Add the all-purpose flour to it and let it be cooked for one minute. Make sure you stir it constantly. Add 2 cups of whole milk gradually while stirring the flour.
Reduce the heat to a low-medium temperature and boil it. Once the mixture thickens, add 3 cups of cheddar cheese and stir until it melts and mixes. Add sour cream, pepper, and salt. Stir for some more minutes and remove it from the heat.
Mix the cheese sauce, vegetables, hash browns, and sausages and combine them well. Prepare a 3-quart baking pan with cooking spray and set the mixture in it. Sprinkle some more cheddar cheese on top.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Bake it for 40 to 50 minutes until it becomes brown and bubbly. Take it out and serve.
Cast iron skillet Conecuh sausage
This is probably the simplest way to cook Conecuh sausages. This recipe is somewhat similar to the pan-fried version. But both of them taste different from each other. But more on the taste part later. So without any further ado, let’s look into the method.
For cooking sausage in this way, you will need:
- 1 pound Conecuh sausage (cut in 4 inch links)
- A large cast-iron skillet
Place the cast-iron skillet on top of a stove and heat it at a medium to high temperature. When the pan is ready and heated up well, add the sausages to the pan and start cooking.
Make sure you cook them at a medium temperature. An extremely high temperature would either burn your sausages or overcook them. Cook one side of the sausages for approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Then turn the other side and fry that as well for 3 to 4 minutes.
The sausages should be golden brown in color. After cooking them well, remove them from the pan and serve them.
Sweet and sour Conecuh sausage
Sausage is a classic western dish that has been famous worldwide. But have you ever thought about what it would be like if the Asian tastes hit the sausages? Yes, that is precisely what this specific dish stands for.
With the sweet and sour flavor of the orient, this dish will surely satisfy your gluttony. Make your tastebuds love you more with this particular dish.
For making this fantastic item, you will need:
- Conecuh sausages (sliced into 1 inch thick pieces)
- Pineapple juice (¾ cup)
- Light brown sugar (1 cup)
- Apple cider vinegar (1 cup)
- All-purpose flour (1 tablespoon)
- Dry mustard (1 tablespoon)
- Soy sauce (1 tablespoon)
- Red pepper
- Green onion chopped
Take a large pan and heat it at a medium to high temperature. Then add brown sugar to the pan and start stirring. After it liquifies, add ¾ cup of pineapple juice, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, and mix well.
After that, add three tablespoons of soy sauce, one tablespoon mustard, and one tablespoon of flour. Stir it well in medium heat. Cook it until it thickens.
After about five minutes, add the sausages and constantly stir for about 15 minutes. Add ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper to the mixture. After cooking it for a considerable period, remove it from the pan and serve it sprinkling green onion on top.
Conecuh macaroni and cheese
Who hasn’t tasted the very famous mac and cheese? And I am sure many of us are obsessed with the dish’s creamy texture along with its mouth-watering taste. But what about spicing it up a little more? Yeah, you thought it right. We are talking about the Conecuh macaroni and cheese.
Guess what happens when the own humble mac and cheese crosses paths with Conecuh sausage? In simple words, it is magic! So why resist yourself from this finger-licking dish when you can not? Try this at your home with some easy steps.
To cook Conecuh macaroni and cheese, you will need:
- Conecuh sausage (½ inch thick sliced)
- All-purpose flour (¼ cup)
- Butter (¼ cup)
- Shredded cheddar cheese (1 cup)
- Shredded American cheese (1 and a ½ cup)
- Whole milk (3 cups)
- Kosher salt (½ teaspoon)
- Ground red pepper (¼ teaspoon)
- Paprika (¼ teaspoon)
- Ground black pepper ( ¼ teaspoon)
- One package macaroni
Boil the macaroni first and set it aside. You can also use pre-cooked macaroni. Preheat the oven to 350°. Prepare a 2 ½ quart baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside. In a large pan or skillet, cook the sausages for some time.
Make sure you set the temperature to medium heat. Stir the sausages occasionally until they are golden brown. Once cooked, remove them from the pan and set them aside.
Again heat the skillet or the pan. Add butter to the pan and melt it over medium heat. Gradually add flour and start to whisk it until it becomes smooth. Add milk to the mixture while stirring it, and let the mixture boil. After 6to 7 minutes of cooking, add 1 cup American cheese, cheddar cheese, salt to taste, paprika, black, and red pepper, and mix it well. Add cooked macaroni and sausages and stir it even more.
After some minutes of cooking, remove it from the pan. Set the mixture in the prepared baking dish with a spoon and sprinkle ½ cup of American cheese on top of it. Bake it until the cheese melts and shows a bubbly texture.
Enjoy your regular mac and cheese with added top-notch taste.
Conecuh sausage cornbread
This is a dish that I feel you must try once. This dish has been eaten as a side dish with southern cuisine. The delicious taste and flavorful approach of this dish will surely not disappoint you.
To cook Conecuh sausage cornbread, you’ll need:
- Conecuh sausages ( ½ pound, chopped)
- Vegetable oil
- Ground red pepper
- Buttermilk cornbread mix (two 6 ounce packages)
- Whole buttermilk
- Cornmeal (¼ cup)
- Chopped green onion
- Pepper drained corns (7 ounces)
- Cheddar cheese
In a large cast-iron skillet, cook the sausages for 5 minutes until they are brown. Ensure you cook them in medium-high heat. Remove the sausages once cooked properly.
Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil into the skillet and let it heat up for 8 to 10 minutes.
Next, preheat your oven to 425°. Take a large bowl and add the cooked sausages to it. Add ¼ cup of plain cornmeal, 2 cups of whole buttermilk, 12 ounces of buttermilk cornbread mix, ½ teaspoon ground red pepper, ounces pepper drained canned corn, cheddar cheese, and green onion to it.
Mix that well. Remove the skillet from the oven and carefully pour the mixture into the hot oiled skillet. Do not stir the mixture. Cook it in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. The best way to understand whether it is properly cooked is to insert a wooden toothpick in it. If that comes out clean, your cornbread is ready. You can cover the skillet with tin foil to avoid extra browning.
Spaghetti with Conecuh sausage
We all have eaten spaghetti at some point of time in our lives. And spaghetti is such a humble dish that it goes with everything.
So here we are about to explore a new version of spaghetti with meatballs. Instead of meatballs, we are going to modify the dish with Conecuh sausage. For cooking this dish, you will need:
- Conecuh sausage
- Bell pepper
- Tomato paste
- Tomato sauce
- A large can of tomatoes
- Cooked spaghetti
Cut the Conecuh sausages into links of ½ inches. Heat a large skillet and add chopped onion and diced bell pepper. Also, add the sausage links into the pan and cook it for about 5 minutes. Then gradually add tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste and stir the mixture well.
After cooking for a few minutes, add some tomato sauce, salt to taste, and pepper. Mix and cook it well for some time. Finally, add the cooked spaghetti to the mixture. Stir well and serve hot.
Fried potatoes and sausage
This is another way of cooking sausages which will satisfy your appetite in every aspect. For cooking this, you will need:
- Conecuh sausage ( links of ½ inches)
- Canola oil
- Butter (4 tablespoons)
- Six small potatoes sliced
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
- White mushrooms sliced
- White onion sliced
- Cheddar cheese
Take a pan and add two tablespoons of canola oil. Next, add four tablespoons of butter and let it melt. Once the butter is melted, add sliced potatoes to it. Make sure you bloat the potatoes on a paper towel.
Add some black pepper, garlic powder, and salt to the potatoes. Stir and cook them nicely until golden brown. Once cooked properly, set the potatoes aside.
Next, take some more oil in the pan and add the sliced onion, mushroom, and sausages. Cook them well for about 5 to 10 minutes until the sausage becomes brown and the vegetables soften. Once appropriately fried, remove them from the pan.
Take a large baking dish. Add the cooked potatoes to the bottom. On top of it, sprinkle some cheddar cheese. Add the mushroom-onion-sausage mixture on top. Sprinkle some more cheddar cheese on top. Preheat the oven to 400° and let it cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese melts. Serve it hot with some tomato sauce or sour cream.
Well, different types of flavors and dishes have always appealed to our senses. As a result, there are thousands of ways through which you can satisfy your cravings. And when it comes to sausages, why not try new recipes to spice it up a little bit more?
From the methods mentioned above, you will indeed find your own match to cherish. Available in six flavors, it will go well with whatever combination you put in. Hence, the experimental option is also open to you. So let your taste buds explore more.
Hope you liked these instructions on how to cook Conecuh sausage and that you found your favorite method.
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