Can I cook sausages from frozen?

(85 Posts)
Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:30:40

Or do they need to be defrosted first?

blush @ having to ask this!!!

ChasingSquirrels Tue 25-Sep-07 14:36:16

lol, cook from frozen, at least i am not dead yet for doing so for years.

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:36:41


oliveoil Tue 25-Sep-07 14:37:02

I never do, always defrost otherwise the middle may not cook

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:41:46

2 yes 1 no.... The yes replies make my life easier grin

oliveoil Tue 25-Sep-07 14:42:17

are we talking grilling here or shoving in casserole?

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:42:27


NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 14:43:04

I do cook them from frozen - just over a lower heat for longer to make sure that the middle is cooked

Pruners Tue 25-Sep-07 14:43:07

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NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:43:41

never GRILl suasages

once a pc was at mine and his world chnaged when he realsied this fact

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 14:43:52

If they are frozen sausages then they are designed to be cooked from frozen.

If they are fresh sausages that you have then frozen yourself you will need to defrost them first because they will all be stuck together in a huge sausage-like pile of stuff.

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:44:20

nah hack em orf

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 14:45:09

if you hack em orf then you will split the skins and when you cook them they won't be sausage-like any more


Pruners Tue 25-Sep-07 14:45:21

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fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 14:46:34

yeah, that works too.

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:47:21


oliveoil Tue 25-Sep-07 14:47:40

when I get my sausages in a big pile from my farmer [ponce], I freeze them on a big tray then they freeze individually

then bag em up and take out what you want

have you tried the Dinner Lady sausage casserole receipe?


oliveoil Tue 25-Sep-07 14:48:25

you don't grill sausages?

why ever not?

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:51:24


They are fresh then frozen, so will have to shoogle (loving that word).

So - oven cook? (I normally grill or casserole...)

I just bung em in on a tray and leave em? 40 mins is that everyone's timing or just for very blackened ones?

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 14:52:31

oven cooking is fine, but they don't crispen up very well, so you may have to give them a quich shwizz under the grill at the end anyway.

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:54:03

Can I grill the frozen ones then?!?! I am used to grilling... although I could just bung them in the oven and ignore which is also good. hmm

Oooh the decisions.

The DC find them easier to eat if they aren't crispy, so now shwizzing necessary

I have never ever cooked freshly frozen sausages shock

I wasn't even aware that you could do this?

Can you cook bacon from frozen too???? shock

Well, flame, I suggest you open the door & check them every 10 or so minutes near the 30/40 minute mark, just to ensure they're not very black wink

What're you having with them?

If doing them in the oven I would put a glug of olive oil on the baking tray..... though don't know if this applies to frozen ones hmm

Nip Tue 25-Sep-07 14:56:26

I never oven cook sausages - always grill.. please explain why you shouldnt grill ?? hmm

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 14:57:39

you don't need any oil in the baking tray as there is enough fat and stuff that will come out of the sausage.

And with frozen bacon, again, the rashers will all be stuck together in a frozen mass of stuff and if you try to peel them off then they split and you end up with loads of scraps.

Much better to defrost bacon

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:57:44

Mash, beans n onion gravy (if I have an onion hmm, or any gravy for that matter... chicken gravy really won't be the same!)

Squonk.. forgive me if I am wrong, but I think you speak from experience wink

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 15:06:08

oven super crisyp and no farking gril rack to clean
bun em in

they cook in own fat
are super crisy nad delish

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:07:11

hmmm.... just a bit wink

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 15:07:26

HOT oven sq

Elasticbandstand Tue 25-Sep-07 15:07:43

i never do.
that is why i don't like freezing sausages,
can you defrost in microwave
you can buy bags of frozen sausages that you can cook from frozen.

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:08:01

if you line the grill pan with tin foil so it drapes over the top, you can just remove the foil and chuck it away, still no grill to clean


fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:09:20

yeah, cod, but you've got to get it just right, if you get it too hot then they burn on the outside but are still raw in the middle... if you get it too low then they don't crispen up.

If you oven cook on a fairly low heat and then just shmootz them under the grill....

ta da! perfect bangers grin

oliveoil Tue 25-Sep-07 15:10:23

how long in oven and how hot?

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:12:02

well I would say about half an hour on about 180

but I bet cod says hotter


If you line the grill pan with tin foil it may also catch fire like happened to my mam!!

My younger sister still teases my older sister about lining a baking try with foil... she babysat once & cooked for sis's kids.. she said there must have been about 8 layers of tinfoil on top of another!! [eewww] grin

You can buy frozen sausages... but I wouldn't. I have lovely pork & leek sausages in the fridge, I don't think they would taste the same after being frozen...

I'd be terrified of getting sick!

louii Tue 25-Sep-07 15:15:16

Just bung them on defrost in microwave for a few mins then cook as normal, tis only a few sausages.

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 15:17:36

We've got cast iron stomachs grinblush

We do the foil lining too (discussed actually cleaning under the foil the other day, but decided it was just insanity and had another cup of tea instead...)

Right - so possibly 180, in a tray, for about 30 mins or so.

Tups Tue 25-Sep-07 15:17:54

Ialways do it but cook in them in the oven on a slightly lower heat and for slightly longer. Also, I always vut one and check the middle is cooked before serving them.

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 15:18:22

My microwave is a nightmare on defrost, it either does hardly anything or starts cooking them (no rhyme nor reason to which it will choose).

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:19:18

enjoy grin

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:19:45

(although if you'd taken them out of the freezer when you first asked the question, they may have been defrosted by now, the length of this thread grin)

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 15:22:48

i cook mine from frozen, but also buy them frozen so dont know if that would make a difference

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 15:25:51

grin Good point!

How has a frozen sausages thread got so many posts?? Is nothing happening on main MN or am I just smellin pretty today?

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 15:27:24

think everyones bored flame!

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:28:36

and of course, you are smelling particularly fragrant grin

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 15:29:26

oh yes of course of course grinwink

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 15:44:54


in bakign tin

fo about 20 mins on about 180 - 200

go and iron in the mean time

10 polo shirts later


Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 15:46:28



You take that back!!!!

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:47:12

is that multitasking?

cooking and ironing at the same time

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 15:47:21

freshly ironed kids get a better education

tis the law of cod

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 15:47:41

how do you htionk i have time to piddle on ehre so long?

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:48:35

<<<goes to strap dd2 to ironing board>>>

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 15:49:02

put her in doorbounce r

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 15:49:17

ah she is 3

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:49:39

I'm going to iron her.

You did say.....

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 15:50:05

i tlel you
i loved it when kids came to desk smlelign all CLEAN
not of damp houses na fags

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 15:51:29

COD had to LOL nd spit my drink everywher at freshly ironed dcs!

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 15:51:54

ask any teacher

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:53:20

will ask dp when he gets home tonight wink

ridiculously late as it's open evening for year 6 parents to look at school, decide dp is suitable to teach their pfbs and get their names down in time for next September grin

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 15:53:49

of course
he will KNOW

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 15:53:56

Oooooooooooh - No, I iron DD, but that is only on a sunday night wink

I agree - can't learn unironed.

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:54:26

Is it too early to start ironing ds? he's only 2

MascaraOHara Tue 25-Sep-07 15:55:36

I've just read the whole thread <questions self worth> and am left wondering if I am the only person in the world who fries sausages?!?!

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 15:58:02

I NEVER fry sausages.

Because, on the hob are:

egg pan
beans pan
tinned tomato pan
mushrooms pan


SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 15:58:07

mascra, terribly fattening to fry them you know! wink

i tend to use my george forman for sausages!

anyway back to ironing children, 2.11 and 11months too young?

dd does go to pre-school does she need to be ironed? grin

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 15:58:26

grin squonk

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 16:00:11

Generally George Foreman for sausages, grill for bacon and toaster for toast


voila! breakfast grin

<<<wonders if this has anything at all to do with large tummy>>>

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 16:03:12

Get burned with spatter fry if I fry (never remember to use the splatter guard wotsit

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 17:11:50

Have you cooked them yet?

Are they delish?

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 17:17:21

In now grin

Will shoogle in about 5 mins, and then possibly shwizz under the grill at the end depending on how they look.

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 17:39:35

(she's eating them now grin)

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 17:40:03

squonk, are you stalking flame?!?! grin

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 17:41:30

nah, just a tad bored this evening

am off to get some children into their jim jams now

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 17:47:32

still cooking hmm

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 17:47:48

shock Just noticeed the time, my potatoes will be messed up

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 17:51:58


SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 17:52:37

your kids are getting in jammies? mine havnt even had dinner yet! blush then again they dont have to get up for school or anything yet!

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 17:53:50

they got up at 6 this morning so am hoping that they will go to bed early

hmm but they might not

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 17:56:31

sqonk, about as good as my thinking that after not going to bed till 9pm last night my kids would still be in bed at 8am ?!?!?!

fryalot Tue 25-Sep-07 17:57:57

probably the same, flawed, principle, yep

wheelybug Tue 25-Sep-07 18:07:16

My sausage cooking was revolutionised when I learnt, late in life, that you could bung 'em in the oven and not keep turning the feckers every 2 minutes. Wouldn't grill them now if you paid me.

DIdn't know you could cook frozen sausages though straight from frozen...

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 18:19:39


In the words of DD "Delicious!"

hifi Tue 25-Sep-07 18:30:37

can we have a re cap please?

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 18:45:49

Sausages out of freezer, dumped in roasting tin.

Put in oven (I would say 190-200 would have been better than 180, but I didn't let it heat up first).

After approx 10 mins shoogle them so they seperate.

Keep half an eye on em, remove when cooked (approx 45 mins)

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