Jagdwurst

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Chopped Jagdwurst German sausage
Chopped Jagdwurst

What is jagdwurst?

Jagdwurst (which means hunting sausage) is a German cooked sausage made of lean beef and pork, as well as belly of pork, salt, pepper, garlic, mustard seed, capsicum, mace, cardamom, and some water which makes the sausage juicy. Part of the meat is very finely minced, but the rest retains its coarse structure. Jagdwurst contains about 20 percent fat.

In many regions of the former GDR (eastern Germany), a common dish is sliced Jagdwurst coated in breadcrumbs (normally mixed with egg) and fried, often in butter. Jagdwurst in this form is called "Jägerschnitzel" (Hunter's schnitzel) and should not be confused with "Jägerschnitzel" from western Germany, which is in fact a normal schnitzel served with dark mushroom sauce.


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