SD Dish of the Month - August 2013 [The Sausage!]
a/k/a ‘Encased Meat’
The Hot Dog, Vienna, Chicken, Turkey, German Brat, Italian Pork, Polish Kielbasa, Spanish/Mexican Chorizo, Portuguese Linguica or Chourico, Boudin (offally good!), Andouille, English Banger, Breakfast Sausage. Just to name a few!
There are a lot of possibilities and options to find and taste, look forward to see Mr 12’s posts and opinions as well.
This is my last month as Dictator, hope I go out with a bang(er)!
My last official duty will be to ask for 4 dictators for the next year, each dictator will rule for 3 months.
First Quarter - Sept-Nov
December will be a ‘BYE’ month
Second Quarter - Jan - Mar
Third Quarter - Apr - June
Fourth Quarter - July-Sept
First Come First Served.
Hope the concept continues to work, let's keep movin it forward.
Okay, here it is....http://sausageandmore.com/
I had the Debreziner plate and my husband had the Bratwurst plate. You may order your sausage grilled or smoked; we ordered ours grilled. We shared one order of sauerkraut.
The Debreziner is a Hungarian style sausage made with paprika and garlic. I had never tasted this type of sausage before, so I don't have a benchmark for comparison, but it was delicious. There was a wonderfully distinct snap when I bit into it and the combination of the paprika and garlic gave the sausage just enough heat to embellish the rich pork.
Husband's Bratwurst had a smoky, smoky, flavor with a slightly spicy bite. He loved it and said it was on par with sausages he ate while visiting Germany.
Our plates were served with potato salad and a pickle. Their potato salad was a completely new experience for us. The potatoes were cooked to perfectly soft goodness and the texture was more like almost-mashed. Bonus: The potato salad had small bits of sausage, but no mayonnaise or vinegar. Heavenly.
The sauerkraut was fresh (well, you know) and warm. The most distinct thing about the sauerkraut was the lack of an overbearing salty/pickling spice. Theirs was mild and soothing on the palate. Same with the pickle, it was crisp and a little sweet, but not toooo sharp on the pickle spice favor.
The one little nit pick was the bread. The sausages were served on a no-name, non-fancy non-"artisan", french roll. The sausages were such a hit though, so the plain bread was not an issue.
Sausage and More is owned and operated by a woman who worked at the famed Sausage King for 10 years. She is a great character, a sturdy German woman who obviously takes pride in her work. They have been open for one year and based on the steady stream of German people we saw during our lunch, they will be around for many more.
Highly recommend. We will go back. It is worth the drive to luxuriousness of Lakeside.
Went here last year, while housesitting in Lakeside, and picked up sausages and treats for a BBQ back home. While I appreciated the selection of German deli items, I was disappointed that nothing was made in house (can't say I noticed the potato salad though). We brought home brats and weiners for the grill and marzipan items for dessert. Everything was really good, but, ultimately, I could have ordered the same items online and had them delivered straight to me from their same suppliers... Any idea if they're making any sausages in house nowadays?