3 Ways to Cook Weisswurst

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3 Ways to Cook Weisswurst
3 Ways to Cook Weisswurst

If you love sausage for breakfast, you'll love the weisswurst, a white sausage typical of Germany's Bavarian region. Since weisswurst is made without preservatives or nitrates, you need to cook it as soon as you buy it. Prepare it in the traditional way by cooking the sausage with water and salt. If you want to give it a more smoky flavor, cook it on a barbecue and sprinkle it with beer. To create a complete meal, fry the weisswurst and cook it with sliced ​​onion, sauerkraut and apple.


Weisswurst Baked Bavarian Style

  • weisswurst parsley;
  • Water;
  • Salt.

Portion size varies.

Grilled Weisswurst

  • Weisswurst sausage;
  • Bavarian or wheat beer.

Portion size varies.

Fried Weisswurst with beer

  • 450 g of weisswurst;
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of vegetable oil;
  • 2 onions;
  • 3 cups (450 g) of well-drained sauerkraut;
  • 2 cups (470 ml) of beer;
  • 2 green apples;
  • Nutmeg ground to taste;
  • Salt and black pepper to taste.

Makes four servings.


Method 1 of 3: Cooking Classic Bavarian Weisswurst

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Step 1. Boil water with salt

Place a pot on the stove and fill it halfway with water. Add several generous pinches of water and turn the heat on high, heating the water until bubbling.

The pot must have a capacity of at least 2 liters

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Step 2. Add sausage and reduce heat

Keep the heat low and add as many sausages to the water as you like. The water should be bubbling slightly.

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Step 3. Boil the weisswurst for ten minutes

Leave the pan uncovered and boil the sausage until completely heated, which should take ten minutes.

Many people don't like to pierce sausage, but you can insert a meat thermometer into them to check the temperature. The weisswurst should reach 80 °C

Step 4. Remove and serve the classic Bavarian weisswurst

Turn off the heat and transfer the cooked sausages to a large bowl. Pour some of the salt water from the pan into the bowl with the sausages. Let guests help themselves and serve it with sweet mustard, a large pretzel and a Bavarian beer.

You can cut and peel the outside of the weisswurst, or traditionally eat it by cutting the ends and sucking it out of the casing

Method 2 of 3: Grilling the weisswurst

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Step 1. Determine if your weisswurst is raw or pre-cooked

Ask the butcher if the sausage you're buying needs to be completely cooked or just reheated. If you are buying packaged weisswurst, read the cooking instructions to determine if you need to cook it thoroughly.

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Step 2. Heat the sausage on the barbecue if it is precooked

Since many packaged weisswursts come pre-cooked, place them directly on a grill at medium temperature. Cover and bake until hot. Turn sausage occasionally, bake for 15 to 20 minutes, and serve hot.

Avoid piercing the sausage casing with a fork, knife or tongs so that the delicious liquids inside do not leak out

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Step 3. Bake raw weisswurst at medium or low temperature

Prepare the gas or charcoal grill. Brush the grill with vegetable oil so the sausage does not stick. Then place the weisswurst on the grill over indirect heat. Cover and bake until reaching 60 °C. Turn the sausages over frequently and sprinkle them with a little water or beer so they are evenly browned and do not crack.

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Step 4. Let the weisswurst rest and serve

Remove the roasted sausages from the grill and transfer them to a plate. Put aluminum foil over them and let them sit for five minutes. The weisswurst will finish cooking on the plate and then you can serve it hot.

Store what is left in a closed container in the refrigerator for three to four days

Method 3 of 3: Frying Weisswurst with Beer

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Step 1. Saute the sausage for two to four minutes

Place a tablespoon (15 ml) of vegetable oil in a large skillet and turn on medium or high heat. Then add 450 g of weisswurst in a single layer. Saute and turn the sausages frequently until they are golden brown on the outside, which should take two to four minutes.

  • Use a skillet at least 30 cm in diameter.
  • Avoid overcooking the weisswurst as it will finish cooking in the oven.
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Step 2. Slice the onions and drain the sauerkraut

Peel two onions and use a sharp knife to cut them into thin slices. Then take three cups (450 g) of sauerkraut and place in a fine sieve over a sink. Press the contents so that the liquid drains well.

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Step 3. Combine the weisswurst, onion, sauerkraut and beer in the skillet

Carefully drain and pour the hot oil from the skillet. Parsleys should still be in a single layer. Spread sliced ​​onions and sauerkraut evenly over the weisswurst. Then pour two cups (470 ml) of beer into the mixture.

You can use any wheat or Bavarian style beer

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Step 4. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes

Cover the skillet and turn on medium heat. Allow the mixture to cook until the sausages are well fried and the onions are soft, which takes 15 to 20 minutes.

If you don't have a lid for the skillet, place a pan over it to cover it

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Step 5. Add sliced ​​apples and season the dish

Remove the center of two green apples and slice them into 1 cm pieces. Then add the slices to the skillet with the sausages and sprinkle in ground nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 6. Cover and cook the dish for another two minutes

Put the lid back on the skillet and cook the mixture over medium heat until the apples soften slightly, which should take two minutes. Then turn off the heat and serve the cooked sausage with onion, sauerkraut and apple while still hot.

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