Monday, November 21, 2011

Vienna Sausages...

...yes...they DID originate in Vienna!

Fun facts about these little appetizers...

The sausage was invented by a butcher from Frankfurt, who had moved to Vienna, which is why in Vienna the sausage is called Frankfurter.
In North America the term vienna sausage has most often come to mean only smaller and much shorter smoked and canned wieners, rather than hot dogs.
The primary raw ingredients in Vienna Sausage are pork, beef and chicken.
The casing is removed before packing. (Whew!!)
The word "sausage" is a Latin adjective - salsicius - meaning "salted'. Salting is the oldest from of preserving food.
In May 2005 the Armour Vienna Sausage Eating Champion Sonya Thomas scarfed down 8.31 pounds in 10 minutes.  
It is recommended to use the product within 3 years of the manufacturing date - so dig out those dusty cans at the back of the shelf and have a great Thanksgiving!

Vienna Potato Salad

Vienna Potato Salad
  • 3 medium red potatoes, cubed (2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 5-oz. cans ARMOUR® STAR VIENNA SAUSAGE, drained, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard
  • Pepper to taste
Cook potatoes in boiling salted water in saucepan 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain and cool. Combine potatoes, sausages, carrots, celery, cheese, onion, eggs and parsley in bowl. Mix together mayonnaise, mustard and pepper. Pour over potato mixture and mix lightly. Makes 6 cups
Variation: Use 1 12-oz. can ARMOUR® STAR TREET or PREMIUM PORK, drained and cubed, instead of sausages.

Not into sausages?? I'm sure you can find just what you're looking for at!


Aesthetics48 said...

Interesting facts! And that salad looks yummy. :D

chateycathey said...

I'll be darned, she did post it LOL
Nice going

kornkountrytreasures said...

Great blog and super recipe!! My hubby loves these things!!

Fleapirates said...

Wow, Curio! Thanks for a great looking recipe! Think I better try that one...

I just KNEW you'd be a wealth of info on Vienna Sausages!

CurioCache said...

After doing a little research, I find they're not as gross as I thought they'd be!