This was awesome! Totally! I was curious about the flavor that the ginger ale would give the sausage, but I must say that it added a whole new dimension to it! My kids normally do not like smoked sausage, but after forcing them to try the "first bite", they scarfed it down and didn't leave me any leftovers for lunch the next day! YIKES!!! That's truly rare....Served it with mashed potatoes and buttered peas...Odd combo, I know, but the kids ate it all up! (OH -- NOTE: I did add 3 small pats of oleo right before I cooked them in the oven....) :)
This is good party fare.For the first part of the recipe, I put the sausage in a large, covered frying pan on the stove and set the burner to the lowest simmer I could get. Turned the sausage after 30 minutes and let it go another 30 minutes. After cooling, I cut the sausages into rounds and put them back in the pan and covered them with the ginger ale. The next day I warmed them up, as the directions stated. The ginger ale lends a very mild sweetness to the sausage.