Sausage Shelf Life
|Bologna and Frankfurters, unopened||- -||2 weeks||1-2 months|
|Bologna and Frankfurters, opened||- -||3-7 days||- -|
|Dry Smoked Sausage (e.g. Pepperoni, Jerky, Dry Salami), unopened||1 year||- -||- -|
|Semi-Dry Sausage (e.g. Summer Sausage)||- -||2-3 weeks||6 months|
|Smoked Sausage (e.g. Mettwurst)||- -||1 week||1-2 months|
|Smoked Breakfast Sausage Links, Patties||- -||1 week||2 months|
|Fresh Sausage||- -||1-2 days||1-2 months|
|Dry Smoked Sausage (e.g. Pepperoni, Jerky, Dry Salami), opened||- -||1 month||- -|
Hot dogs can be boiled, broiled, braised, baked, grilled, fried, or steamed in beer or any other liquid.
When cooking hot dogs or sausages, don't puncture them. (Use tongs, not a fork, to handle them.) Puncturing them results in some juices leaking out, and that makes the product tough and dry.