Bulk vs. Links: A Case for Uncased Sausage
The carnivorous controversy continues. Patty or link? Crumble or morsel? On a bun, or free to swim in a sea of al dente noodles? While we adore both, we’re sharing some benefits to liberating ground pork from the confines of the case. Here’s some reasons to let that sausage run wild and free.
Caramelization is the process of applying heat to sugar thus changing the chemical composition. The reaction unlocks richer, nuttier flavors and textures in your favorite foods. The more surface area your cooking subject has, the more caramelization. This is why some prefer the sticky sweetness of a morning sausage patty to a cased link.
From pizza and pasta, to dips and patties, a crumbly, uncased sausage ensures you’ll get a little delicious heritage pork in every bite. No more skating around those inferior pizza toppings to get to the good stuff.
We’re not one to make a “case” for removing delicious fat from heritage pork. But we don’t judge the paper towel blotters either. Some studies have shown that you can cut up to 20 calories per serving just by removing a little excess oil from your dinner plate. Sausage casing seals up the fat inside, which means you won’t get much of a blot from a linked sausage. So blot away, physically fit pork eaters!
We love them both!
Our opinion? They’re both equally delicious and each has its own shining moments at your dinner table, cookout or breakfast feast. But this month we’ll enjoy the uncased deliciousness of Bulk Sweet Italian.