Rinse sausage in warm water. Slice sausage lengthwise.
Make small vertical cuts on casing side to help water penetrate while cooking. This step is optional.
Place prepared sausage in a 12″ skillet. Cover with water. Place lid on top.
Simmer 8 minutes over medium heat. Watch closely so water will not disappear. Drain the water which contains sodium from the sausage. After draining water, remove sausage. Wipe HOT skillet with a clean/thick towel.
Return drain sausage to skillet. Fry over low-medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until brown crust forms (this step is optional).