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My sausages

  1. Nov 27, 2011 #1

    wolram

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    Why is it that when i cook sausages i can brown them on one side, but, when i turn them over to brown the other side they turn over on there own.
    I am sure there must be a scientific reason, maybe steam trapped under the skin, any way the
    only way i can cook them all round is by sticking cocktail sticks in them.
    Please reply with scientific explanation.
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2011 #2

    turbo

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    Let's try an experiment. Are your sausages quite cylindrical before you start cooking them? After browning on one side, are they still cylindrical or are they curved?
     
  4. Nov 27, 2011 #3

    wolram

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    Yes they are cylindrical and straight not curved.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2011 #4

    turbo

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    Any bulges?
     
  6. Nov 27, 2011 #5

    turbo

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    When I cook hot dogs, they turn themselves...
     
  7. Nov 27, 2011 #6

    wolram

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    I thought hotdogs were boiled????
     
  8. Nov 27, 2011 #7

    turbo

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    Not mine!!! They are fried in butter, along with the rolls.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2011 #8

    dlgoff

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    When I saw your thread title, I almost didn't click.

    Anyway, life's a ..... That's all I know.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2011 #9

    Evo

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    Could it be that the uncooked side is rounder than the cooked side so it tends to role?
     
  11. Nov 27, 2011 #10
    Brown them on the other side first silly.
     
  12. Nov 27, 2011 #11

    Evo

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    :rofl:
     
  13. Nov 27, 2011 #12

    Ouabache

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    I think you almost have it.. As one side cooks, the skin dries and contracts. While the uncooked side either stays the same or stretches to accommodate the contraction. Conceivably, this could provide enough displacement for the sausage to roll. The larger the surface area of the sausage, the larger the displacement. :smile:
     
  14. Nov 27, 2011 #13

    Astronuc

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    Grilled!

    Wurst is better.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2011 #14
    :rofl:
     
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