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How to Cook Weisswurst

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author image Michelle Kerns
Michelle Kerns writes for a variety of print and online publications and specializes in literature and science topics. She has served as a book columnist since 2008 and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. Kerns studied English literature and neurology at UC Davis.
How to Cook Weisswurst
How to Cook Weisswurst Photo Credit Amy Morris/Demand Media

Weisswurst is a traditional Bavarian sausage that gets its name -- white sausage -- from its pale appearance. Prepared from pork and veal heavily seasoned with parsley, onions, bacon, lemon powder, salt and pepper, weisswurst is sold pre-cooked and needs only to be heated through before eating. Do not eat the outer casing of weisswurst; cut and remove the casing at the table or slice off one end of the sausage and suck out the contents. Consume processed meats like weisswurst in moderation and only occasionally. A high intake of cured meats may increase your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, reports the Harvard School of Public Health.

Step 1

How to Cook Weisswurst
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Fill a saucepan with water. Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat.

Step 2

How to Cook Weisswurst
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Take the saucepan off of the heat and place the weisswurst into the water. Place the lid on the pan.

Step 3

How to Cook Weisswurst
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Leave the saucepan to sit with the lid in place for 10 to 15 minutes. Use tongs to remove the weisswurst and serve the sausages immediately.

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