How To Remove Sausage Casings Without A Knife

Sausages are delicious simply grilled in their casings, but the meat inside the casings can also be used to elevate many simple dishes that call for ground meat. Replacing a portion or all of the ground meat in a recipe with the already-seasoned meat of the sausage adds flavor and spice to the meal. From bolognese sauce to meatloaf, crumbled sausage can be a welcome addition to many dishes.

Most people use a knife to remove the casing by scoring the length of the sausage and peeling it away, but chef Fabio Viviani has a much faster method: He pinches the center of the sausage and pushes outwardly in either direction, and the meat comes out much like toothpaste from a tube.


If you'd like to try this technique, check out the recipes below:

Sausage, Chicken, and White Bean Gratin Recipe by Martha Stewart Living

Homemade Spicy Sausage and Ricotta Pizza Recipe by Maryse Chevriere

Sweet Potato Hash With Caramelized Onions, Sausage, and Eggs