Homemade Bratwurst (German Pork & Veal Sausages)

"This is how to make your own German sausages at home. This recipe is adapted from "Luchow's German Festival Cookbook." I have never personally made this recipe and I am posting this by request."
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  • 1 lb fresh boneless veal, trimmed of all visible fat and gristle
  • 1 lb fresh boneless pork loin, trimmed of all visible fat and gristle
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 12 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 12 teaspoon ground mace
  • pork sausage casing, such as pork casings (to stuff sausages)
  • water
  • milk


  • You will need to have a meat grinder and butcher's twine to prepare this recipe.
  • Make sure all visible fat and gristle has been trimmed from the meats.
  • Cut meat into very small pieces, then place in a bowl with salt, nutmeg, and mace and mix to combine.
  • Put the meat mixture through a very clean meat grinder three times.
  • Mix the ground meat mixture with 1/2 cup water.
  • Stuff casings, being careful not to tear, tying ends with butcher twine.
  • The number and size of sausages you can make will depend on how small or large the casings you purchased are.
  • To cook the bratwurst, set sausages into a pot and fill with enough cold water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil, then immediately remove from the heat.
  • Let stand 3-5 minutes, or until firm.
  • Drain water.
  • Pour some milk into a bowl and dip each bratwurst into the milk.
  • Set dipped bratwurst onto a greased broiler pan and broil or grill until golden brown under low-medium (300-350°F if broiling) heat for about 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Makes enough filling for 4-6 servings.
  • They should be stuffed and cooked the same day.

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  1. Made Patties instead of sausages - wonderful - I did add two cloves of garlic, crushed. I have a Kenwood mixer with the meat grinder attachment so it was very easy to make the recipe, I used veal shoulder (on sale)cutting off all fat & gristle and a piece of pork loin, no fat here. I made them the day before and fried them for Sunday Brunch.There was enough for three servings & I popped 6 patties in the freezer (froze them separately and then vacuum sealed them) Thanks Heather Feather this is so easy and so good my friends loved them
  2. It looks Delicious.



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