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Frankfurter Würstchen

Original Frankfurter Würstchen served with potato salad.

The Frankfurter Würstchen (little Frankfurter sausage) is a thin, boiled sausage of pure pork in a casing of mutton's intestine. The special taste is acquired by a special method of smoking the pork. They should in no case be cooked; they are only allowed to be heated in hot water for about eight minutes. Traditionally, they are served with bread, mustard, horseradish and/or potato salad.

Originally, they were made without nitrite curing salt. After the special ageing and smoking methods, the sausages, now of a golden colour, are put into wooden boxes with small parchment paper between the layers. Therefore, the traditional sausages are square in shape.


The name "Frankfurter Würstchen" has Protected Geographical Status in Germany since 1860, and since 1929 is only allowed to be used for sausages that are in fact produced in the area of Frankfurt am Main. There, this kind of sausage has been known since the 13th century.

Other countries

The name "Frankfurter" is mainly famous for the Austria, North America and other countries; though called "Frankfurters", they do not describe the "real" ones.

See also


  • Frankfurter Würstchen| German article
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