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How to Defrost a Sausage Quickly

Updated April 17, 2017

People often enjoy sausage for its variety of flavours and spice. Sausage can be enjoyed in buns, sauces or with eggs for breakfast. They can also be used in dinner meals with vegetables. If you need to cook frozen sausage quickly, do not defrost the meat on the counter, as this encourage food-borne bacteria. While you can defrost your sausage slowly in the refrigerator, you can also do so in your microwave using the defrost function.

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  1. Remove the cling film around the sausage. Cut the cling film using scissors and peel the wrapper away from the meat.

  2. Place the sausage in a microwave-safe dish.

  3. Set the microwave to Defrost and select however many pounds of sausage you have. This will create an automatic microwave setting for your sausage. Alternately, you can set your microwave to 30 per cent power, which is sufficient for defrosting as well. Defrost for at least five minutes.

  4. Check your sausage to ensure it is thawing. If it is still frozen, turn the meat so it defrosts evenly and defrost for another five minutes. Repeat until the sausage is thawed completely. Cook your meat immediately to finish.

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Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Microwave-safe dish

About the Author

Christina Whitaker began her writing career in 2005 in newspaper journalism. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from UCLA and a law degree. Her legal experience includes work in Federal Court, and civil and criminal litigation. She also maintains a blog on social, pop-culture and cultural matters.

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