Boerewors refers to a South African tradition sausage, made of beef or beef and pork. It is flavoured using spices such as allspice (allspice), coriander and nutmeg. In Afrikaans, “Boerewors”, means “farmer’s sausage”. This spiced mixture of meat is placed in a sausage casing, and then formed into coils. These coils are often cooked on charcoals over outdoor grills known as “braais”. Boerewors are also available for baking or pan-frying.
Cooking the sausage on low heat, turning often and using medium to high heat is key to delicious grilled and fried boerewors. Boerewors that are too dry can become dry, and those with a thick outer skin may be burned. The inside and exterior of the sausage should be cooked at the same temperature.
Maintain a coiled form
Cooking and handling boerewors is easier if meat remains in a coil form. You can easily flip or turn the boerewors using tongs. You should be careful to not puncture the casing as hot fat may spill out, causing flare-ups or charred areas. The coil’s length helps to retain the meat mix’s natural juices.
- Cooking and handling boerewors is easier if meat remains in a coil.
Only cook until you are done, rest briefly
Boerewors can be considered done once the exterior casing turns golden brown. It typically takes around 20 minutes for the sausage to cook over hot coals. Allow the sausage to rest for at least a minute.
Pan-frying, which is a popular way to cook boerewors after grilling them, has become the preferred method of cooking. Put the sausages in a large skillet. Heat on medium-high heat until they are cooked through. After the liquid has evaporated, turn the boerewors and brown them lightly. Pan-frying boerewors in olive oil can also be done. This will allow you to cook the meat for around 10 minutes.
Pan-frying, which is a popular way to cook boerewors after grilling them, is also a very popular option.
- You could also fry the boerewors in olive oil. Then, cook them on a low heat for 10 minutes.
Roasting boerewors in the oven is another flavorful, easy way to make them. The oven should be heated to 175 degrees C (355F), and the sausage can then be lightly coated with vegetable or oil. After 10 minutes of cooking, flip over the boerewors and continue to cook for 10 more minutes. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes each side to check the doneness.
A roasting method in the oven makes boerewors delicious and quick.
- Bake at 350F for 175°C.