We like to rave about Aldi breakfast foods around here. From the earliest days of our site, we’ve talked about the many ways Aldi wins at the first meal of the day, be it cold or hot foods. We’re especially big fans of Aldi sausage, which comes in both precooked and uncooked varieties.
There are times when we need sausage for individual servings, which makes the links and patties an ideal option. Other times, though, we need a larger quantity of sausage for a larger dish, and that’s when the famed sausage roll comes into play.
Appleton Farms Premium Pork Sausage is a Regular Buy, which means you can find it in stores year-round. It comes in a roll much like the ones you see at other grocers, with metal clips holding the plastic wrapper together at both ends.
If you want to cook the sausage for individual consumption, the package does offer a pan fry method. You slice the sausage into patties of desired thickness, then place them in a cold skillet with two tablespoons of water. Covering the skillet, you simmer until the water evaporates, then remove the cover and cook the sausages until they reach an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees.
For the sake of convenience, we prefer using more pre-made patties or links for individual portions, but we do like using this pork sausage in other recipes. For example, we will often use this sausage to make biscuits and gravy. Here’s our recipe:
- Fry up the entire roll in a large skillet, using a spatula to break up the sausage into small bits. Drain the sausage.
- In a separate bowl, thoroughly mix 4 cups of milk with 1/2 cup of flour.
- Pour the milk / flour combination into the sausage. Cover and simmer until the liquid begins to bubble and thicken, stirring occasionally.
- Serve over biscuits.
In all cases — be it individual servings or recipes — we find this Aldi sausage to be perfect for the job. It’s got flavor but isn’t overly spicy, and it cooks up easily. Nutritionally, it’s got more than its share of fat and sodium, but that isn’t much different than most other sausage rolls you’d get at other grocers.
As sausage rolls go, you’re hard-pressed to go wrong with Appleton Farms. It cooks up easily, tastes great, and does all of that for less than name-brand stuff. Recommended.