The Munich White Sausage

The Paulaner Bar and Restaurant inside the Park Inn Nevsky St. Petersburg is famous for its authentic Bavarian dishes and specialties.  One of the most popular dishes on the menu is the Munich white sausage.

The Munich white sausage or Weisswurst is a traditional Bavarian delicacy made from very finely minced veal and fresh pork back bacon. It is usually flavored with parsley, lemon, mace, onions, ginger and cardamom, although there are several different variations of the Weisswurst.

Weisswurst is served in a large bowl often containing the water they have been cooked in, to keep the sausages warm. It is traditionally eaten as a snack between breakfast and lunch.

When it comes to eating this unusual dish, the trick is in removing the skin. The traditional method, called ‘zuzeln’, involves cutting or biting one end of the sausage open, the meat is then sucked out of the casing. An alternative, more popular and less messy method involves cutting the sausage lengthways and simply removing the filling with a fork.

A Weisswurst is usually served with a soft pretzel and a Bavarian style sweet mustard, don’t forget your wheat beer as well!

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