A bratwurst is a sausage made from finely minced pork and beef. A knockwurst, also spelled knackwurst, is a sausage made from all beef and flavored with garlic.Continue Reading
Knockwursts are usually short and stubby. They are sometimes smoked. A knockwurst is cooked by heating it in hot water. Traditionally, a knockwurst is served with sauerkraut and hot potato salad. The German word "knack" means "snap." The original name "knackwurst" refers to the juicy "snap" made by the special, natural casing when the sausage is bitten. The vowel was changed to an "O" for the American market.
Bratwurst is usually grilled and served on a piece of bread or hard roll with sweet German mustard. It can also be eaten with curry ketchup to make it a currywurst. There are many different types of bratwursts depending on the spices and amount of different meats used to make it.
The name "bratwurst" comes from the old German word "brät," which described finely ground filling. The umlaut over the "a'' later disappeared from the word. Other common types of German sausage include the Nürnberger rostbratwurst, the blood sausage, the frankfurter, the bregenwurst, the landjäger, the leberwurst, the leberkäse, the teewurst, the gelbwurst and the weisswurst.Learn more about Meat, Poultry & Seafood
Some lean cuts of pork contain less fat and calories than similar lean cuts of beef, but not all. Depending on the cut, 3 ounces of lean pork contains 120 to 173 calories and 3 to 8 grams of fat compared to lean beef cuts, which contain 141 to 175 calories and anywhere from 4 to 8.1 grams of fat.Full Answer >
To make bratwurst, process raw meat with a grinder, add eggs and spices, and stuff the mixture into sausage casings. This recipe yields approximately 5 pounds of bratwurst.Full Answer >
While both bockwurst and bratwurst can be made from either pork or veal, bratwurst is almost always pure meat, while bockwurst is expected to incorporate green onions, leeks, chives and other vegetables. Bratwurst can also be prepared fresh or smoked, while bockwurst is widely known for being made from finely ground ingredients that are usually served fresh to preserve flavor.Full Answer >
The USDA states that pork cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit is safe to eat, and at this temperature the meat is still pink. The pork should sit at 145 F for three minutes to ensure safety.Full Answer >