Seeking Sausage YYC
Was in Germany recently and got hooked on the currywurst at a soccer pub.
So, looking for butcher/grocer suggestions as to where to find a good bratwurst or lightly smoked knackwurst.
Wow, finally I can post an reply (chowhound wouldn't let me at first)
I was born and raised in Bavaria and I think the best sausages you get at Rocky Mountain Meats (http://www.rockymeats.com/content.php...). Especially Bratwurst and Weisswurst.
Valbella is also good, check Sunterra they usually have Bratwurst in stock.
I haven't tried Freybe's Bratwurst but I can recommend their European Wieners and Weisswurst! The Wieners are exactly how I remember them from Germany , Weisswurst a little denser but they are good. So I would say their Bratwurst is worth a try.
Also, Currywurst is Bratwurst with curry ketchup. You get the most common brand of curry ketchup at Edelweiss (they carry Freybe sausages btw.)
josey124 - What brand of curry ketchup is the most common? Edelweiss often carries a couple brands and I find the flavours range quite a bit. "Gloria's Goudie" is the closest to what I remember currywurst tasting like, but it has been over 15 years since I was in Germany, so my memory is a bit shaky!
Most currywurst is just Bratwurst (or Weisswurst) with plain ketchup and mild "curry powder," not garam masala but plain old tinned curry powder, sprinkled on top. No need to go to Valbella and pay their highway robbery for curry ketchup. I've had currywurst all over Germany (it's from Berlin and Hamburg, not Bavaria btw). So get some good sausages, and if you want Currywurst, douse with plain heinz ketchup and sprinkle with some Durkee generic curry powder and walllah, you have Currywurst. It's as easy to make as a ham sandwich.
I love Illichmann's Sausage Shop - 1840 36 St SE, Calgary, AB T2B 0X6
Great homemade sausages and cheap too.
The european deli on elbow dr and heritage makes their own bratwurst almost every day. Their brats are quite tasty and they also sell all kinds of european specialty items.