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Silesian Weisswurst – A traditional Christmas Bratwurst

In this post, I’ll show you how to make Silesian Weisswurst yourself. It’s super tender, juicy and super quick to make. 

Silesian Bratwurst is also called Silesian Weisswurst because it is a pale sausage. It bears some resemblance to Munich Weisswurst, but is longer and thinner and is usually served fried. 

It comes from the former Silesia and is a traditional pre-Christmas or Christmas food. It is often fried out in butter or baked in the oven rolled in flour. 

It is typically served with sauerkraut, boiled potatoes or bread. There are also variants in which the Silesian sausage is served with a gingerbread sauce or mustard sauce.

I also find it great for grilling. It is similar to veal bratwurst, which I have also found super tasty. 

Here you can find the complete Silesian Weisswurst recipe as a video or to read through.

Have fun and good luck making it! I would be happy if you leave me a comment there, whether you succeeded.

Making your own Silesian Weisswurst– What do you need?

Silesian weisswurst - all ingredients

Ingredients per 1kg:

  • 50 % veal (500g)
  • 25 % lean pork (250g)
  • 12,5 % pork backfat (125g)
  • 17,5 % frozen cream (175 ml)

Spices per kg:

Equipment for making Silesian Weisswurst

Meat Grinder

You need a meat grinder to “grind” the meat. The grinder chops the meat into small chunks which then can then be mixed.

Spice grinder / mortar

To grind your spices, it is best to use a spice mill. Alternatively, a mortar is also suitable. Or you can use already ground spices. I recommend to grind them yourself.

Food processor / Thermomix

In a food processor, the minced meat and ingredients are mixed into a very fine mass. If you have a Thermomix, you can also use it for this process.

Sausage stuffer

You need a sausage stuffer to get your meat mass into the casing. If you are starting out you can also add an attachment to your grinder or use a modified plastic bottle or funnel.

Sausage casings

You can use pork casings caliber 28/30.  If you would like to prepare the sausages without casing: You can just form the mass into patties and fry them out without a casing or preserve them in a jar.

Making Silesian Weisswurst- Step-By-Step Instructions

1. Cut the meat and fat into pieces suitable for your meat grinder. I have separated the meat and fat here so that I can grind it separately later. 

Silesian weisswurst- cut

2. Let the meat and fat freeze for about 1 hour in the freezer.  This makes it easier for your meat grinder and the fat does not smear.

Silesian weisswurst - freeze

3. Grind the spices to a fine powder. 

Silesian weisswurst - spices

4. Grate the zest of the lemon. 

Silesian weisswurst - zest

5. Grind the meat and the backfat separately. I used the finest perforated wheel for this and let the meat through twice.

Silesian weisswurst - grind

6. ONLY put the ground lean meat into a strong food processor or cutter and start the machine. 

Silesian weisswurst - food processor

7. Gradually add the cream and spices. 

Silesian weisswurst - cream

8. Then you can also gradually add the minced fat- run the food processor until the sausage meat is super fine. Make sure that the mixture does not get hotter than 12 degrees Celsius (53,6 °F).

Silesian weisswurst- fat

9. Now you can fill the meat mass into casings

Silesian weisswurst - fill

10. Now it is time to link the sausages. You can decide how big your Weisswurst should be. 

Silesian weisswurst - twist

11. Your Silesian Bratwurst is ready. I wish you a lot of fun making it!

Silesian weisswurst - ready

What is the shelf life of silesian weisswurst?

The Silesian white sausage can be kept in the refrigerator for about 1 day. 

You can also freeze it optimally. Then it is much longer durable. You don’t have to be afraid, it won’t lose its taste. 

Alternatively, you can poach it at 85 degrees (185 F°) for 25-30 minutes and then store it in the refrigerator for a few days.



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