I learned about making this pan-fried sausage from a very popular and one of my favorite Japanese dramas called “Shinya Shokudō” ( meaning “Midnight Diner”).
It is a show about food and the warm life stories of diners who eat in a small diners that are open only from midnight to dawn. The owner and chef of this little diner takes the diners’ requests – usually comfort food that remind them of home – and prepares these dishes for the grateful patrons.
This is a very simple recipe that requires only one ingredient and takes less than 5 minutes to make. It’s quick but full of flavor and fun.
I like using the “Berkshire Pork Coarse Sausage”, a juicy smoked sausage with great flavor. It is very easy to find in any Japanese grocery store. Above is how it looks like. If you have kids and want to send them off with something fun, this dish is perfect. Don’t worry, its also for adults. too!
To make this dish, we only make two cuts horizontally into the sausage to about the midway point of the link and then let the sausage fry in a little bit of oil to keep it from sticking to the pan.
As the cut ends start to develop a delicious crispy texture on the edges while frying in the pan, they will also to bend backward and gain its playful shape. After about 3 minutes on medium-low heat they should be cooked through (this sausage is fully-cooked) and ready to eat after draining on a paper towel.
Below is how I made this dish step-by-step. The total time needed is about 5 minutes!I hope you enjoy making this pan-fried sausage at home. If you like this recipe, please leave a rating and share it with your friends!
- a package of Berkshire Pork Coarse Sausage
- 1 tablespoon oil
- a touch of black pepper
- Make two cuts horizontally into the sausages to about the midway point.
- Heat oil in a pan and pan-fry over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes until cooked through and fragrant.
- Drain on a paper towel to get rid of excessive oil.
- Sprinkle with a touch of black pepper and serve.