Monday, September 7, 2009

Shuffle the sausages*

It was the trip to Zum Schneider that did it, instilling a yearning...and Vince feeling poorly, with the itches:

I bought a swine's worth of sausages from Wholefoods on Friday - and I thought Coleman Andrews, all of him, was buying several chickens beside me, but not 100% sure - anyhoo: two Weisswurst, three Bratwurst, and some Irish bangers for good measure (what was he going to do with the chickens?)

Dutifuly I googled how to cook the German sausages, never having tried, and consequently poached the Weisswurst, poached and then browned the Brats, and did what I'd seen my mother do on the one wonderful day in the school week when sausages and eggs were for breakast. The oats porridge days were bleak indeed. Gah. On sausage days my father taught me to slit my banger and pour a tiny dollop of HP sauce in the middle. Bliss. That was about the extent of our breakfast conversation.

Friday's sausages were pretty good, and I still loved the bangers best. The Brats next. Weisswurst is so...weiss. We had extraordinarily delicious brown bread called Iggy's 7 Grain, also from Wholefoods. Nutty, moist, unusually good. A supper in its own right. Plus sweet cream butter and mustard, and a schmear of HP for the bangers.

Beer, of course. Weihenstephan ...

* Shuffle the sausages: Chris Langham on the Muppet Show, in the funny, innocent days before he was arrested for possession of child porn.


  1. so i took your suggestion and started to blog. smallbutcharming is my name. please have a read when you get a minute. all suggestions gracefully accepted.

  2. Weißwurst is extraordinarily weiß, yes. In Bavaria, a friend prepared a traditional Weißwurst breakfast for us - poached the sausages (I honestly had my doubts about the colour), freshly resurrected Bretzlen, and a sweet wholegrain mustard. And Weißbier too. Somehow the mustard worked with the whiteness and the mellow beer turned it into a good, although not everyday, breakfast. (And drinking before 12 is a good thing.)

  3. I checked Eucharis in my RHS book and I'm afraid it needs a greenhouse or even a hothouse in chilly climes.:-(
    But there are pics on my blog of the bulbs, with a size guide you will understand!

  4. Lol! I used the hate oats, but these days I only eat Jungle Oats for breakfast. :)

  5. Sorry to hear that Beence is still being affected by the poison ivy/oak run in...the blisters should start drying up on their own, but please make sure he gets plenty (of water) to drink, doesn't develop a fever, or secondary infection. Speaking of nasty oats, Aveeno oatmeal bath is very soothing and might possibly help.


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