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Jul 22, 2006



Wurstsalat, words are such fun. A rose by any other name...
Looks like the making of a lovely picnic.


Hmmm, I can vouch for the fact that this makes GREAT picnic food! The peppers and "wurst" are a great contrast in terms of texture and taste & the whole salad is not only colourful but also yummy. Long live the wurstsalat!


I adore wurstsalat, yours looks delicious!


Hi Johanna,
Visiting your site sometimes makes me feel like coming home, as Austrians and Germans share a lot of preferences when it comes to traditional food... ;)


Hi Nicky, I guess this is especially true for Bavarians and us Upper Austrians... not necessarily the North of Germany.
I am actually looking forward to a trip to Austria in a few weeks...


Can knacker wurst be cooked? I have no idea as I am African and received the meat from my neighbour and a bit embarressed to ask?


Yes, Botha, it can be cooked: it tastes delicious on the braai (bbq for non-SAfricans) or fried in a pan, for an added twist you can stuff some cheese in and wrap with bacon...


Im doing a class project on austria, and I thought it would be interesting to bring in some traditional austrian food. Do you think this recipe would be easy enough and not too messy?

Piet Van Lier

Thank goodness for the picnic! So many wonderful experiences and memories were created at picnics with good friends and family. In the U.S. many consider any outdoor meal a picnic, be it in a park or the backyard.

Chef Keem

Ah - Extra Wurst! Can't find it in Texas, except perhaps for a "ring bologna" made by Schaller & Weber in the North Country. I miss these wonderful "quick lunches". American lunch meat is definitely not the right meat. My grandmother use to brown slices of criss-crossed extra wurst, and serve it with mashed potatoes and green beans. This was 40-50 years ago, but I'll never forget the great taste of the seared "crosses" on the surface of the wurst. Johanna - you have a recipe post on Fleischsalat, somewhere...?


Hi Chef Keem,

I don't unfortunately, but that's a great reminder to put one up. Give me a few weeks to get organised, I have exams coming up, so my head's elsewhere at the moment, if I don't post it in the next few weeks, please do send me a gentle reminder!


i am austrian, living in vienna and maybe public space in parks are more limited compared to others cities eg. stockholm, but i don't feel it that hard u described in your blog. and also eating in the public, everyone is running around, eat, drink like elsewhere ...well, wurstsalat, we have this, but i am not sure if it is really austrian? however ... its not that much on our menue ... a big smile from vienna :-)))


Hi Burgette,

ja, da hat sich sicher auch einiges geaendert, seit ich aus Wien weggezogen bin... als ich noch an der Hauptuni studierte, wollten wir uns immer im angrenzenden Park vor dem Rathaus niederlassen und wurden immer wieder verstampert ;-)

mit wurstsalat bin ich aber aufgewachsen... nachdems diese art wurst ja sonst kaum wo gibt, muss es wohl aus diesen breitengraden stammen... ausserdem hab ich ja auch nicht behauptet, dass er oesterreichisch ist, sondern dass wir das gerne als picknick an den see oder zum wandern mitnehmen usw.

anywho... danke fuer deinen kommentar!

liebe gruesse aus london


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