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The Truth About Pork Sausage

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

There is a breakfast at work and I am bringing this breakfast casserole thing I make. (Its kind of like quiche, but with chunks of bread on the bottom instead of a crust.) I decided to use a tube of bulk pork sausage I had hanging around in the freezer from a $0.25 coupon.

Being the good Sparker, I fried the sausage in a dry pan and then drained it thoroughly on paper towel. Yeah, I nibbled a piece or two, but not a whole lot. I was getting ready to finish assembly when I decided to learn something. I tared my scale and measured the post-cook weight, after the fat had been drained off.

0.5 lbs of cooked sausage. This means that HALF of what was in that tube was fat! I mean **really**??!? We all know its fatty, and a sometimes food, but 50%? Even if you put an ounce back for my nibbles, that's just an insane amount of fat.

What color crayon should I use for "Enlightened"?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I would squash between paper towels too...How many calories are now gone? Is the calorie count based on the raw product with fat or after cooking with the fat content gone? Hmm..

Orange is for biohazard in my world so I'd give you a bright yellow crayon. Heck, I'll ensure you get a package of yellow highlighters!

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A_SIZE6 9/4/2013 7:12PM

    I am glad to know that I don't eat pork. My mom and I can't eat it when we do we both get really sick so we replace any pork with either beef or turkey. usually the beef is from our own cow.

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BIGPAWSUP 9/4/2013 7:06PM

    WOW!! That makes me sooo happy I don't eat meat.

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KRISZTA11 9/4/2013 4:17PM

    Yep, fat is cheaper than meat and tastes good too...
From the manufacturer's point of view it is a pretty good idea ; ))
Thank you for the reminder!
Your description visualized the fat hiding in innocent-looking sausage in a way I'll never forget...

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DOGLADY13 9/4/2013 2:20PM

    A little fat should never get between friends. And I love pork products.

Now I know why I love sausage so much.

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JPONCIN 9/4/2013 9:11AM


Orange, because it's bright, and so are you. :)

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FITFOODIE806 9/4/2013 7:14AM

    wow! That is shocking. But the dish sounds delicious!

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RIDMYCOCOON 9/4/2013 3:41AM

    wow! I am thinking tangerine crayon emoticon

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RAINA413 9/4/2013 2:48AM

    WHOA!!! Really makes you look at all sorts of foods differently. Let me know if you figure out the crayon color.

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DJ4HEALTH 9/4/2013 1:35AM

    emoticon emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/4/2013 12:13AM

    Let's try bright ORANGE for enlightened! I'll sure think about this before putting such an item in my grocery cart ever again! Funny how those coupons get us!

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LESLIELENORE 9/3/2013 11:00PM

    OMG! My mom did that once with 80% lean beef. Quite eye opening. And a little scary too!

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LADY_MARIANA 9/3/2013 10:43PM

    Very intriguing! I will keep that in mind. It sounds as if you are a venturesome cook and have a curious mind. emoticon

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