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Looking for "Weisswurst" (Veissvurst??)

pearlD Jun 30, 2009 04:32 PM

I don't even know if that is the correct name (as for the spelling!!). It's a white sausage about the size of Piller's Knockwurst, very mild tasting and I used to call it an "octoberfest sausage' but have been told that it isn't....We tried St.Lawrence Market (many shops) and couldn't find it or anything that was white & mild...so what is it? and where can I find it??

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  1. grandgourmand RE: pearlD Jun 30, 2009 04:37 PM

    Whitehouse Meats used to carry it, and it was pretty good. Not sure how authentic, but the kind you re-heated, peeled and ate with a bit of mustard, if that's what you're after.

    I'm pretty sure i've seen a version from Brandt.

    Let me think some more.

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      malpeque RE: pearlD Jun 30, 2009 04:59 PM

      Reithers on Church Street has the best.

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        simplepieman RE: malpeque Jun 30, 2009 05:57 PM

        Another vote for Reithers here.

      2. mikeb RE: pearlD Jun 30, 2009 07:31 PM

        Denningers and Brandt make good weisswurst. Brandt's is closer. It's on the Toronto Mississauga border


        Weisswurst is a Bavarian specialty. Fresh veal sausage that you eat soon after it's made.

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          pearlD RE: mikeb Jul 1, 2009 05:55 AM

          Thank you so much 'mikeb'......I will check out both of these places, probably Brandt first! Most of all thanks for enlightening me about the 'veal'...I thought that veal was indeed the filling but wasn't sure . A big surprize for me, my husband brought some 'weisswurst' home from the Byward (?) Market in Montreal where he actually took time out from the Reggae Festival to go to the Market. He also brought home a 'tarte au sucre' and maple fudge!!! What a guy!

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            grandgourmand RE: pearlD Jul 1, 2009 05:57 AM

            Byward Market is in Ottawa...you're thinking Atwater probably (sounds more similar than Jean Talon).

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              pearlD RE: grandgourmand Jul 1, 2009 07:10 AM

              Totally right 'grandgourmand'! It was "Atwater Market"! I'm thinking Byward because we'll be going to Wakefield (P.Q.) for a weekend in August and one of our stops for certain is always the Byward Market in Ottawa, followed by La Confisserie in Wakefield for my Maple Fudge fix!!!

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              Kagemusha RE: pearlD Jul 2, 2009 10:58 AM

              Brandt wurst is very tough to beat--hyper-fresh from their plant next door. Great selection of German-style cold cuts and cured/smoked meats along with a good range of packaged/canned foods, too. Try their lunch counter for your monthly dose of HDL heaven.

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                grandgourmand RE: Kagemusha Jul 2, 2009 11:23 AM

                FYI...the Brandt Weisswurst is all pork. I saw a pack at the store the other day and checked the ingredients. Not sure if the stuff sold at the plant is any different.

                It's probably very tasty, but the original version is veal, as someone mentioned above.

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                  Kagemusha RE: grandgourmand Jul 2, 2009 12:23 PM

                  Try the factory store. Their supermarket product range is a fraction of what they make and sell at the plant.

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                    grandgourmand RE: Kagemusha Jul 2, 2009 01:42 PM

                    I'm gonna make it up there at some point...the thing is, I enjoy making my own sausage, so it's tough to go out of my way for sausage. But hey, can't have too much of the stuff.

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                    Glampgal RE: grandgourmand Nov 15, 2013 07:36 AM

                    It's veal and pork

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              Ted Richards RE: pearlD Jul 2, 2009 09:35 AM

              El Gaucho, in the north St Lawrence Market (Saturdays only) carries a nice weisswurst. Get there fairly early, as it's often sold out by noon,

              They also have a nice veal sausage with spinach that's much like weisswurst.

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                CoffeeAddict416 RE: Ted Richards Jul 2, 2009 10:27 AM

                I THINK Gaucho's Liberty Village location should be open by now as well. They were supposed to be open in June but I haven't had a chance to get out there yet.
                You could try to call them up and see but this is the only number i could find
                phone: (905) 689-0950

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                salumifan RE: pearlD Jul 2, 2009 09:50 AM

                The Cheese Boutique near the Queensway and the South Kingsway almost always has fresh in house made Weisswurst.

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                  pearlD RE: salumifan Jul 2, 2009 11:15 AM

                  Holy Cow! Thanks for all the suggestions...it will take me a bit to get through them...We're also going to St. Jacobs Mkt. next week where I'll also have a look....

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                  Sarg5 RE: pearlD Jul 2, 2009 03:15 PM

                  This may be slightly off topic but has anyone ever found a sausage resembling the Rochester (NY) white hot here in Toronto? They're like a red hot but white.

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                    foodie_guru RE: Sarg5 Jul 3, 2009 06:51 AM

                    I have seen Weisswurst (veal sausage) at the Superstore in Georgetown. Vacuum packed in the cheese/deli area. They are fairly decent. Also, Ziggy's years ago used to carry it. And as mentioned Brandt's have their own version. Karpatty in Brampton as well sells their own version, not sure of the details but have seen it there and their products are impecably fresh.

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                    Aislyn RE: pearlD Jul 3, 2009 09:20 AM

                    The European Deli Stop at Parkway Mall (V.P. and Ellesmere) carry a great selection of European sausages including Weisswurst. Always fresh and good quality. They also have a great selection of good quality European cold cuts (smoked/cured and fresh) at very good prices (much less than typical supermarket deli prices). Although the store is small, it has great deli selection as well as some pastries and a lot of Polish and German products.

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                      TOChowDawg RE: pearlD Jul 3, 2009 10:26 AM

                      If your out in Scarborough, you can check out Ruppelt's Delcatessen on Markham Road just North of Eglinton. Thay make a variety of home made sausages including weisswurst which are all very good.

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                        simplepieman RE: pearlD Jul 4, 2009 11:05 AM

                        I bought some Weisswurst at SLM this morning, from the place near the southeast corner of the North Market. (There was no signage that I could see, but the SLM website map says they're called Town & Country Farms.) The girl behind the counter said it was "very fresh" and that it was made with veal, pork, and spinach. I just had one for lunch and I have to say it was excellent. I spent a year as a student in Vienna, long long ago, and had plenty of Weisswurst while there, and this reminds me exactly of what it tasted like. Hints: Simmer for five minutes (no longer!) in 1/2 inch of hot water, peel off the skin before eating, and have a good Bavarian Sweet mustard handy. My favourite is Loewensenf.

                        I guess I should have gotten some from El Gaucho as well, in order to compare. Oh well, there's always next week...

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                          grandgourmand RE: simplepieman Jul 4, 2009 01:02 PM

                          Hey, where do you get your Loewensenf?

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                            Kagemusha RE: grandgourmand Jul 4, 2009 03:25 PM

                            Brandt carries it along with a ton of other mustard--around $3/jar.

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                              simplepieman RE: grandgourmand Jul 5, 2009 07:24 AM

                              I got mine at Reither's for $4.99, so I guess I overpaid. They also carry other brands like Hengstenberg and Kuehne. They used to sell my all-time favourite, Mautner Markhof tarragon mustard, but that was years ago. Now I order it online from Austria, and the postage is absolutely brutal.

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                              Glampgal RE: simplepieman Nov 15, 2013 07:44 AM

                              Don't teach people to peel off the skin if they eat weisswurst like that in Bavarian, from where the sausage hails, they will look like laymen, lol. Look up the technique of sucking the sausage from the casing, which isn't eaten. Always eat with a pretzel and a good weissbier - not wine, lol. And a good sweet mustard. Another cooking technique is to bring a pot of water to a rolling boil, turn off the heat and drop in the sausages. Take off the element and let cook for 10 minutes. You don't want the casings to burst.

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                                trane RE: Glampgal Nov 15, 2013 08:14 AM

                                Holy 3 1/2 year later thread bump batman!

                                Good to know about not eating the casing though. i've only bought weisswurst once and just ate the casing.

                                Anyone know if Wrvst carries it?

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