Can you eat smoked sausage cold/uncooked?

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  1. slackerinabox

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    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?
     
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    Ask you Mom and Dad, for cyring out loud.
     
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    It doesn't say on the package?
     
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    Tell her to look on the label-it should say 'pre-cooked and ready to ingest'.

    Rogo
     
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    smoked doesn't necessarily mean cooked.
     
  6. SlitheryDee

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    Yes you can eat cold/uncooked sausage. In fact, I can think of few better ways to die of food poisoning.
     
  7. chrisms

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    Because you mention crackers and that means this sausage can spread, I am going to assume it isn't cooked.
     
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    I do all the time.
     
  9. pkrush

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    Depends on what kind of sausage. Smoked/cured is fine uncooked, anything else should be cooked first.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    The OP hasn't responded. :shocked:
     
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    Is this another YAGT? Are we going to find out in 30 minutes that you are actually asking her to smoke your sausage? /sigh
     
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    :confused: It's most likely not spreadable. She's probably talking about slicing it.
     
  16. BoomerD

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    So maybe that isn't the kind of sausage your roomie really wanted...:roll:
     
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    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?
     
  18. nakedfrog

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    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.
     
  19. pontifex

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    yeah, i had a laugh over that one too
     
  20. Scarpozzi

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    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.
     
  21. ElFenix

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


    'summer sausage' is typically ready to eat.
     
  22. slatr

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    Uncooked pork eh?

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

     
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    Call the customer service number on the back of the packaging.
     
  24. ElFenix

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    maybe you should read that again

     
  25. slatr

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    :eek:
    Whoops!