I can handle the truth!
March 29, 2010 2:54 AM Subscribe
posted by molecicco to food & drink (28 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
No really, I want to know. I know it's supposed to make me shudder and everything, but I would like to know, specifically, what parts of the animal go into a sausage. Any sausage, really. For example, I had some Bavarian Weisswurst the other day, and it's really soft - is that all internal organs? And if so, what organs are fair game? Does brain go in there? Heart? Hot dogs are mostly soft but a little chewy - is that like connective tissues and organs? Any actual meat/muscle in there? I have only found vague answers in my cursory Googlings.
It doesn't really bother me. I think we should eat the whole animal, and sausage seems like the most pleasant way to do it.
So, if you know precisely what parts go into a certain kind of sausage, please, spill the beans.