European sausages are meat products in natural or artificial casing, made from ground meat, fat seasoning and some optional additives. Sausages are usually classified by the processing method. Steamed sausages are good for steaming, frying or baking. Cooked sausages are served as cold cuts. They are made from meat pre-cooked with salt and seasoning and then moist-heated or smoked. Raw sausages are made from raw meat and lard with curing salt and other curing agents, such as various sugars and seasoning.