Sausage sizzle rules

In one of the week’s lighter news stories, it seems that we now have rules for sausage sizzles. More specifically the good old Bunnings sausage sizzle – basically the bribery you use to stop the kids moaning when you need to nip to the hardware store on the weekend.

Bread, onion, sausage, sauce … what?!

Bunnings have reportedly given those running the sausage sizzle fundraisers recommendations on how to put together the bread, sausage, onion and sauce after an Australian man slipped on a piece of onion at a Bunnings store. The recommendation is that onions be placed on the bread, under the sausage, in order to help contain spillage. I got news for you Bunnings – my kids can make a mess with any food, no matter how it’s put together!

FRANKly, we think this may be the WURST idea since, well … sliced bread! The onion goes on top of the sausage, then the sauce – end of story.

These versatile snarlers have been a family favourite for years. So in defence of the sausage sizzle, flick through our slideshow of some of our favourite sausage recipes from the Kidspot Kitchen.

Scroll through our slideshow of top sausage recipes

How do you take yours? What’s your favourite way to enjoy sausages?

This article was written by Julie Scanlon, Editor for Kidspot NZ.

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  1. SarahBlair 02/12/2018 at 11:12 pm

    I am so over all the PC ness, some people are so precious! I worked at Bunnings for ages and we never had an onion incident! Anyone can fall anywhere, Bunnings sell bubble wrap, maybe the man who slipped should have bought himself some…

  2. dawnblyth 02/12/2018 at 5:30 pm

    I do think it is rather funny that people have got nothing better to do with their time than complain about which order the onion goes in your sausage sizzle. As above, I agree, to me it doesn’t matter which way the onion goes on. I also have to think, over the years of sausage sizzles I have never heard of anyone injuring themselves by slipping on a piece of sliced cooked onion falling from your sausage sizzle.

  3. Shelz69 02/12/2018 at 9:36 am

    At least they didn’t ban the onion all together. Im not sure why it matters to people if the onion goes in top or bottom. Either way they end up in your mouth with the sausage? Am I missing something here?

  4. Alezandra 01/12/2018 at 11:09 pm

    This is just …too funny. Over an an onion? Wow, people can slip on anything. It can be a wet floor or some person’s purchase that the bought from Bunnings. Thanks for sharing the sausage recipes though I’m not a big fan of sausages. Maybe bacon? Yes, bacon!

  5. kymmage 30/11/2018 at 10:42 pm

    I actually think it’s cool that Bunnings released these rules. I know, health and safety ruining everything… But someone was hurt and at a recent work bbq I changed my own ways – onion underneath and it was awesome. Way less messy. So I guess it made me stop and think, do a safer thing and I didn’t lose the enjoyment of the meal either.

  6. Mands1980 27/11/2018 at 8:11 pm

    I always have my onion under the sausage but who’s going to stop a sneaky bit of onion from falling out into the ground it can happen at any time. We love sausage casserole in our house and in the slow cooker so when we have after school activities we come home to yummy food.

  7. MuddledUpMolly 26/11/2018 at 3:15 pm

    This is the crazy PC overly zealous health and safety freak world we now live in 😛 If someone slips, that is on them sorry. I personally prefer sausages without the onion so doesn’t both me either way!

  8. Bevik1971 22/11/2018 at 10:29 am

    I LOVE sossies!!! Gotta have sausages on the BBQ 🙂 I do think the Bunnings saga is pretty ridiculous though, goodness gracious! The world has just become a little bit too PC I think. I have my onion on top of the sausage then add sauce, wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂

  9. Shorrty4life1 20/11/2018 at 10:31 pm

    Lol what a silly load of rubbish. I myself prefer the onion on top of the sausage lol but gosh I wouldn’t freak out either way lmao. Onion is onion as long as it comes with the sausages it’s no drama. Cricky dickens Australia.

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