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freedomsbeat212
01-21-2007, 11:08 PM
My roommate is wondering - she has a pack hillshire farm's smoked beef sausage and wonders if she can snack on it without cooking it, cold, on crackers... "Smoked" means cooked, right?

imported_Baloo
01-21-2007, 11:39 PM
Ask you Mom and Dad, for cyring out loud.

GeekDrew
01-21-2007, 11:44 PM
It doesn't say on the package?

Rogodin2
01-21-2007, 11:47 PM
Tell her to look on the label-it should say 'pre-cooked and ready to ingest'.

Rogo

DrPizza
01-21-2007, 11:50 PM
smoked doesn't necessarily mean cooked.

SlitheryDee
01-21-2007, 11:52 PM
Yes you can eat cold/uncooked sausage. In fact, I can think of few better ways to die of food poisoning.

chrisms
01-21-2007, 11:55 PM
Because you mention crackers and that means this sausage can spread, I am going to assume it isn't cooked.

Evadman
01-21-2007, 11:58 PM
I do all the time.

pkrush
01-21-2007, 11:58 PM
Depends on what kind of sausage. Smoked/cured is fine uncooked, anything else should be cooked first.

Pacfanweb
01-22-2007, 12:11 AM
Cured, yes. Just smoked, as in "indirectly smoked for flavor, similar to bacon", no.

As mentioned before, it'll say if it's ready to eat on the package.

RossGr
01-22-2007, 04:23 AM
I would bet ready to eat (http://www.hillshirefarm.com/products/)

Googer
01-22-2007, 04:27 AM
Originally posted by: freedomsbeat212
My roommate is wondering - she has a pack hillshire farm's smoked beef sausage and wonders if she can snack on it without cooking it, cold, on crackers... "Smoked" means cooked, right?

Sometimes you can and sometimes you cannot. If I am thinking of the same product (hillshire farm Polska Kielbalsa) as you, then the answer is yes. This applies to hot dogs and any firm sausage. If the sausage has a very soft or musy textrure then I would cook it first.

http://www.hillshirefarm.com/products/default.aspx?c=1

Midlander
01-22-2007, 05:53 AM
The OP hasn't responded. :shocked:

dxkj
01-22-2007, 06:02 AM
Is this another YAGT? Are we going to find out in 30 minutes that you are actually asking her to smoke your sausage? /sigh

dabuddha
01-22-2007, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by: chrisms
Because you mention crackers and that means this sausage can spread, I am going to assume it isn't cooked.

:confused: It's most likely not spreadable. She's probably talking about slicing it.

BoomerD
01-22-2007, 09:46 AM
So maybe that isn't the kind of sausage your roomie really wanted...:roll:

LeiZaK
01-22-2007, 09:54 AM
If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you ahve any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

nakedfrog
01-22-2007, 10:34 AM
We buy smoked sausage every couple weeks, and it says right on the package to cook it before eating, and gives you several ways to do so.

pontifex
01-22-2007, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by: dabuddha

Originally posted by: chrisms
Because you mention crackers and that means this sausage can spread, I am going to assume it isn't cooked.

:confused: It's most likely not spreadable. She's probably talking about slicing it.

yeah, i had a laugh over that one too

Scarpozzi
01-22-2007, 10:46 AM
It depends on the sausage. Most of them have been smoked and you can eat them, but it's a good idea to cook them because it will kill any bacteria. Really, if you just read the directions on the package it will clear up any questions.

Most sausages in the grocery store can be eaten without cooking, but it will taste better if you cook it.

ElFenix
01-22-2007, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by: freedomsbeat212
"Smoked" means cooked, right?

not necessarily. hot smoke cooks but doesn't preserve. cold smoke preserves but doesn't cook.


'summer sausage' is typically ready to eat.

slatr
01-22-2007, 11:29 AM
Uncooked pork eh?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichinosis


Originally posted by: freedomsbeat212
My roommate is wondering - she has a pack hillshire farm's smoked beef sausage and wonders if she can snack on it without cooking it, cold, on crackers... "Smoked" means cooked, right?

IceBergSLiM
01-22-2007, 11:35 AM
Call the customer service number on the back of the packaging.

ElFenix
01-22-2007, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by: slatr
Uncooked pork eh?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichinosis


Originally posted by: freedomsbeat212
My roommate is wondering - she has a pack hillshire farm's smoked beef sausage and wonders if she can snack on it without cooking it, cold, on crackers... "Smoked" means cooked, right?

maybe you should read that again

slatr
01-22-2007, 11:55 AM
:o
Whoops!



Originally posted by: ElFenix

Originally posted by: slatr
Uncooked pork eh?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichinosis


Originally posted by: freedomsbeat212
My roommate is wondering - she has a pack hillshire farm's smoked beef sausage and wonders if she can snack on it without cooking it, cold, on crackers... "Smoked" means cooked, right?

maybe you should read that again

Kirby
01-22-2007, 12:07 PM
It should say whether it's ready to eat. I for one love Red Hots uncooked.

JDub02
01-22-2007, 12:15 PM
It should be OK, but check the packaging, it will definately tell you.

Most smoked sausage or kelbasi comes pre-cooked like hot dogs.

marulee
01-22-2007, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by: DrPizza
smoked doesn't necessarily mean cooked.


I thought so.. just smoked sausage to have that flavorite.

IGBT
01-22-2007, 01:38 PM
..ya you can. I new a guy that ran around wit a summer sausage under his arm slicing of chunks all day long. The stuff has a ton of sodium nitrite in it so it may not be a good idea.

fongo888
01-22-2007, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by: IGBT
..ya you can. I new a guy that ran around wit a summer sausage under his arm slicing of chunks all day long. The stuff has a ton of sodium nitrite in it so it may not be a good idea.

I think that sausage is different that the one being mentioned by the OP.

Hillshire farms that sausage is ok
peperoni ok
Smoked sausage from the supermarket I wouldn't chance it. imo

Howard
01-22-2007, 02:07 PM
Google exists for a fvcking reason.

DivideBYZero
01-22-2007, 02:08 PM
You eat sausage any way you want, Sailor! ;)

Mellman
01-22-2007, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by: Howard
Google exists for a fvcking reason.

:confused:Whats google?

marulee
01-22-2007, 02:50 PM
Yeah... how about the smoke salmon dude?

jadinolf
01-22-2007, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by: Evadman
I do all the time.

Of course, they are the same as cold cuts. Pass the crackers.