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Tolivebytheseaahh Sat 30-May-20 18:09:43

Sometimes when I cook sausages they brown. Sometimes they stay pale. But they have always been cooked.

Just cooked a lack of chipolata sausages for 5 minutes longer than recommend in the oven. 4 were light brown and 6 were pale. The skins were were also still shiny. They were boiling hot and everyone was served up so I served them. Now I just want to check they are still safe?

I have a love hate thing with sausages. I mainly cook them as it's sometimes the kids will eat with mash and veg.

WorraLiberty Sat 30-May-20 18:11:33

If the meat's cooked in the middle then they're fine.

Why are you putting them in the oven though? What's wrong with frying them so they go nice and brown?

imalittlethrowaway Sat 30-May-20 18:13:42

I always cook my sausages for extra time because I can’t stand them being pale. In the oven normal sausages take about 25 mins and they’re always nice and brown. If they were hot inside they’ll be fine tho, just not as appealing to look at grin

DontTouchTheMoustache Sat 30-May-20 18:15:50

I find they brown up if I put a little oil on and make sure to turn them if I do them in the oven

formerbabe Sat 30-May-20 18:16:37

I always cook sausages in the oven...they always brown.

Much easier in the oven imo...can just leave them and no grease splashing on the hob or counter.

DontTouchTheMoustache Sat 30-May-20 18:16:44

worra I tend to whack mine in the oven cos it's easier to leave them to.cook with ds running around. Nicer in the frying pan though

knittingaddict Sat 30-May-20 18:16:53

Is it your oven? The same sausages cooked in the same way with an even heat shouldn't be vastly different.

What sausages are they? Big difference between Richmond and a premium brand.

knittingaddict Sat 30-May-20 18:18:08

I also cook mine in the oven. Bacon too. I think it's just as nice and far less messy.

ClashCityRocker Sat 30-May-20 18:19:40

A teaspoon of oil helps.

I like to do mine in the oven rather than in a pan where I'm apt to get distracted and end up with one side black and one side pink.

Once did a sausage casserole in the slow cooker without browning them first. Now that was not attractive...

Tolivebytheseaahh Sat 30-May-20 18:44:08

Hi they were Asda extra special. Said 14-20 mins and I cooked them for 25

I hate frying them it means I have to stay with it and it feels much safer with toddlers in the house lol. Also the splats from the pan.

Probably were fine then. Just didn't look as nice

Suetty Sat 30-May-20 18:57:19

You can always inject them with a bit of tomato ketchup first if they’re too anaemic looking! Lol!

Haworthia Sat 30-May-20 18:58:47

I always find they look very anaemic when cooked in the oven. I always grill mine because I prefer them crispy and browned.

raspberryk Sat 30-May-20 19:00:05

I'd never cook a sausage under 25m in the oven, are you sure those weren't grill ot frying time? Was the oven hot enough?
I've never had sausages that don't Brown.

HowFurloughCanYouGo Sat 30-May-20 19:03:15

The smell fried sausage lingers. And you can't leave it, you have to manage it. And spitting sausages and kids don't mix well.

OP I have the same problem.

I tend to cook ours for double the time, but that's just bechSe we like them crispy.

MarkRuffaloCrumble Sat 30-May-20 19:03:52

Are you overcrowding the pan? They need a bit of air around them to go brown. I always find the ones in the centre of the tin don’t go as brown, so swap them around a bit at half time. But chipolatas are always tricky for me too, they almost boil in their own juice instead of crisping up.

Marmite27 Sat 30-May-20 19:05:12

I use Asda extra special ones and they take ages to brown in the oven. I think it’s just their ingredients.

Mrsjayy Sat 30-May-20 19:06:32

I cook mine in the oven I burn them when I fry them. I put some oil in the pan roll them and bung them in you need to turn them halfway through mine always have colour,

Chouetted Sat 30-May-20 19:08:43

Do you have a gas oven?

Theforest Sat 30-May-20 19:08:55

We had Asda sausages and they took ages too. DH ended up grilling them to brown them. I will get a different brand next time,as I prefer oven cooked sausages too - way easier! - when they brown of course! grin

EverdeRose Sat 30-May-20 19:09:27

I start mine in the pan and when they start to brown put them in the oven.
I couldn't eat a pale sausage, DH once made sausage casserole in the slow cooker without browning the sausage, I couldn't eat it.

Holothane Sat 30-May-20 19:12:49

In the oven so much easier lovely and brown I turn them half way through.

GrumpiestOldWoman Sat 30-May-20 19:13:38

I know what you mean, I always cook sausages in oven and some types go brown and others don't, even very nice ones. I wondered if it's the type of casing. We had sausages last night that never really went brown but were definitely cooked...and delicious!

Igenixx Sat 30-May-20 19:15:49

Why wouldn’t you cook them in the oven is more the question?

rottiemum88 Sat 30-May-20 19:20:02

We tend to do ours under the grill. Never had an issue with them browning 🤷🏼‍♀️

CammieKennaway Sat 30-May-20 19:21:27

OP, I've just cooked the exact same sausages as you tonight (great minds) - mine were the same - partially browned and partially pale and I find the same thing with these sausages all the time but they were fully cooked.
Still tasted really nice though smile

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