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Why does baloney and summer sausage taste better cooked?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17708points) November 18th, 2016

My guess is the fat gets softer.

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Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

You cook summer sausage? Blasphemy! It is best eaten at room temperature, like good cheese.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Espiritus_Corvus I only eat melted warm cheese. Best on pizza or lasagna.

ibstubro's avatar

Bleh, spit. I never lived cooked baloney, and I’ve never heard of someone cooking summer sausage.
Even hotdogs are better cold.
Do you fry salami as well?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I don’t eat salami. I boil hot dogs and microwave the buns for 15 seconds.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Yes, it’s probably because the fat gets softer. Most things are more flavourful when they’ve been heated up a little.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

When you heat spices their flavors are more pronounced, especially when molten fat can transport them around. Don’t believe me? Try some cold bbq sauce then try it heated.

ragingloli's avatar

@ibstubro
Sausages need to be boiled. Do you live behind the moon?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@ragingloli Summer sausage is typically served cool or at room temperature. It does not require refrigeration and is precooked and preserved like beef jerky.

I can’t see eating cold hot dogs though, jesus that would be nasty.

ibstubro's avatar

Thanks for the Summer sausage clarification, @ARE_you_kidding_me.

Eating hotdogs cold depends on the quality of the dog. Cheap ones will coat the inside of your mouth with grease. Now I eat the veggie version, which is usually intolerable cold. Like eating hotdog flavored Knox Blox.
Of course, corndogs (which they make an excellent veggie version!) and cold hot dogs are largely vehicles for ketchup, IMO. Some of the few things enhanced by sweet tomato sauce.

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