After buying fresh sausage patties at Costco yesterday, and then looking at them longingly this morning, I decided to see if I could bake them in the oven. Even more, could I bake sausage patties in an iron skillet in the oven? Was it possible? See here!
I grabbed one of the beautiful 60-plus-year-old Lodge Cast Iron Skillets I inherited from the mom I loved (and still love) so much and gently fit as many (refrigerator-thawed) fresh sausage patties as I could into the skillet without smashing the patties.
Oops. I just noticed the box said I was supposed to “Keep Sausage Patties Frozen”. Oh well. Too late. The box is from Costco; I purchased a ton of them. I’m going to use them anyway.
Thank goodness all the sausage recipes indicated I could cook sausage patties from their frozen OR thawed state.
I should be good. (Let’s hope so.) 🙂
Upon reading a quick reference cooking tip on how to bake sausage patties, I preheated my oven to 425 degrees and then put the iron skillet with sausage patties in tow into the oven.
Here they are about half way through…
I did NOT cover the skillet. I just baked the sausage in the cast iron skillet on the middle shelf of the oven without a lid, and I experienced no problems.
By the way, did you know there are some great health benefits of cooking with cast iron cookware? For one, cooking with a cast iron skillet benefits your entire family by protecting them from ingesting the chemicals on nonstick pans. Secondarily, cooking with cast iron adds iron to your food, providing your children, your husband, and you too with as much as 20 percent more iron than might be otherwise available in the food you just prepared.
Oh yes… Cookware made of cast iron may be as old as the hills, but it is highly valued in today’s culture now too. Healthy minded modern cooks appreciate the ancient old benefits of cast iron cookware.
If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, or if you need another one, go to the link here to see this pre seasoned Lodge Cast Iron Skillet at Amazon.
Pre seasoned cast iron just means the cookware was naturally prepared / created with oil baked into the cast iron to keep the cast iron from rusting. When you have your cast iron pots, pans, and skillets for years to come, you’ll be “seasoning” them every so often yourself as well to keep them looking practically new throughout their years of use.
A quick google search on how to bake sausage patties in the oven basically instructed me to bake sausage patties (fresh or frozen) at 425 degrees for approximately 25 minutes, until the surface is light brown, turning over one time about half way through.
My fresh sausage patties took a little closer to 30 minutes, I’d say.
Many of the cooking blogs and country food business sites said bake time for sausage patties was about the same be they frozen or fresh.
I wasn’t so sure of basic sausage recipe tip, but if you make sure your patties are given enough time to bake through and see that beautiful brown color on the outside, you should be fine. I would double check to make sure your sausage is done though, either way!
Did you know you can buy a case of fresh country sausage?
Here is Jimmy Dean’s box of fresh sausage patties if you’re up for it!
Here are my fresh sausage patties after I baked them in my mom’s old Lodge cast iron skillet:
Sausage In The Oven.
Sausage On The Table.
Sausage In My Belly.
Mom’s cast iron skillet now cleaned and put away until another farm girl adventure.
Baking fresh sausage patties in the oven with a cast iron skillet was a success.
Why not try it yourself now too?
If you like country sausage, please see other sausage recipes at The New American Home With Chris Stevens!
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