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John Fox Jun 4, 2002 11:24 PM

I love Kosher Hot Dogs; especially Shofar brand. I am not familiar with the Kosher Laws; but I know that a hog's casing would be prohibited. Is there any such prohibition against a natural sheep casing or a collagen casing? I love a natural casing on my hot dog, but have yet to see a Kosher dog with one.

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    Mark Martin Apr 8, 2003 02:41 PM

    I assume you are unaware that a a casing is an INTESTINE! Otherwise you would not be so eager to eat one and you would be happy with your properly Koshered hot dog. The word "casing" is just a gentile ploy to make people eat intestines - don't fall for it!

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      MU Apr 8, 2003 09:24 PM

      Huh? Don't you know what kishke means?

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      baruch Jun 5, 2002 12:20 PM

      No kashrut law against natural casing. In fact, Kishke, or stuffed derma is traditionally wrapped in a natural casing. Very hard to find nowadays with the commercial products.

      As for the hot dogs, this too is hard to find. I have never seen a commercially available brand that has them on the east coast. However, I have seen hot dogs with natural casings at local kosher butcher shops. If there is one in your area, you can try there.

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