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3 Favorite Sides to Pair with German Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Sep 19, 2017 9:22:00 AM

heritage may be Italian but at Papa Cantella’s, we love a good German sausage. German sausages are some of the most popular in our lineup of fresh and fully-cooked sausage, in part because they’re such crowd pleasers.

We make several German sausages including our famous Bratwurst, Beer Bratwurst, and Bockwurst. (The word “wurst” just means “sausage” in German.) All are made of high-quality meats like pork and veal and expertly blended with a host of complementary spices. So, when we’re serving German sausages, what do we serve with them? Here are three great side ideas for Deutsche Wurst!

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Topics: Sides, German Sausage

4 Ways to Cook with Bulk Brick Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Sep 13, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Great sausage comes in all shapes and sizes. Here at Papa Cantella’s we sell our premium sausages in link form, both fresh and fully cooked, and also in “bulk brick” packages that are great for larger servings. Our bulk brick sausage is incredibly versatile; in our own homes, it’s a staple in everything from casseroles to sides!

Wondering what more you could be doing with your bulk brick premium sausage? Here are four tasty suggestions from your friends at Papa Cantella’s.

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Topics: Recipe Ideas, Bulk Brick Sausage

3 Ways Not to Grill a Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Sep 4, 2017 9:33:00 AM

Grilling a sausage should be simple, right?

Open the package, crank up the heat, then pop that delicious meat on the grill until it’s juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside. Unfortunately, grilling sausage properly takes a bit of nuance. The internet is chock-full of “recipes” and “techniques” for grilling everything from brats to bangers, but some of these tricks can leave you with less than you desire.

Trust us. We’re the sausage experts – we’ve tried it all! – and there are few ways you definitely do NOT want to go about grilling your sausage...

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Topics: Grilling Season, Italian Sausage

What Makes a Bratwurst a Bratwurst?

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 28, 2017 9:29:00 AM

Nothing says summer like Bratwurst.

For us here at Papa Cantella’s, there’s no meal more satisfying than a perfectly-grilled Bratwurst nestled in a well-toasted bun, topped with grilled onions and peppers and just a smidge of brown mustard. Mmmmm!

As so many of our friends and family look to us as the “sausage experts,” we get questions all the time about Bratwurst. The most common? “What makes a Bratwurst a Bratwurst?

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Topics: Grilling Season

3 Tricks to Use Your Stovetop Grill Pan

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 18, 2017 10:31:00 AM

We’re big proponents of grilled sausage, as you know. But sometimes outdoor grilling just isn’t in the cards…maybe it’s raining cats and dogs or maybe you live in an apartment that doesn’t allow grills. Whatever the case, a stovetop grill pan can give you almost exactly the same results as an outdoor grill if you know how to use it correctly!

Here are some tips from your friends at Papa Cantella’s on how to get the best results from your stovetop grill pan.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks

3 Favorite Sides to Pair with Sweet Italian Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 8, 2017 10:18:00 AM

There’s just something special about Sweet Italian Sausage. Here at Papa Cantella’s, we hand-blend all the spices that go into our premium Italian Sausages to make sure we get the absolute perfect combination of savory and sweet that our customers love. We put so much work into creating amazing sausages, shouldn’t we spend a little time thinking about what to pair them with?

Here are three of our favorite side dishes to serve with Sweet Italian Sausages…and the best part is, all these recipes are easily doubled or tripled for a crowd!

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Topics: Sides

4 Sausage Grilling Hacks

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 3, 2017 9:26:00 AM

If you ask us, grilled sausage is the Official Meat of Summer. Grilling sausage links – both precooked and fresh – is about as easy as grilling gets. Whether you’re using charcoal, gas, or electric, your sausage is bound to turn out just right.

Looking to perfect your sausage grilling game? Papa Cantella’s has been making delicious, premium sausages for over 35 years, so we know a thing or two about how to grill them well. Here are our four best sausage grilling hacks.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks

4 Unexpected Ways to Cook Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jul 27, 2017 9:11:00 AM

Everyone’s had a brat off the grill or a delicious plate of sausage and spaghetti. But sausage is so versatile, there are literally hundreds of ways to cook it that you probably haven’t considered! Here are four of the most unexpected ways we’ve enjoyed delicious Papa Cantella’s sausage.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

3 Favorite Sides to Pair with Italian Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jul 19, 2017 9:17:00 AM

Italian Sausage is a classic for a reason. It’s so incredibly versatile! Here at Papa Cantella’s, we use Italian Sausage more often than probably any other blend, partly because of our Italian roots and mostly because it’s so delicious!

Our Premium Italian Sausage comes in several varieties.  Our Mild Italian – the recipe upon which we were founded - is seasoned with our own handmade-blend of natural spices. We also offer Sweet Italian, a blend for those looking for just a touch of sweetness.  And for those who look for some kick – our Hot Italian includes all the same Italian seasonings with the added punch of crushed red pepper plus a hint of garlic. So, what are we serving with our Italian Sausage this summer? Here are three of our favorite sides for our most-requested sausage blend.

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Topics: Sides, Italian Sausage

"Is My Fresh Sausage Cooked All the Way Through?"

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jul 11, 2017 10:08:00 AM

A question we get a lot is, “How can I tell when my fresh sausage is cooked all the way through?” Sausage is a little trickier to detect “doneness” than some other meats; you can’t always use color or touch to tell whether a sausage has been cooked enough to eat safely. Colors imparted by spices and herbs can hide the color of the meat itself, and the level to which the sausage is “stuffed” can make a finger-touch test impossible to stand by.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks