Fandom

Sausage Wiki

Thüringer Leberwurst

170pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share
Smallwikipedialogo.png This page uses content from the German Wikipedia. The original article was at Thüringer Leberwurst. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with the Sausage Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under Creative Commons License see Wikia:Licensing.


Thüringer Leberwurst (literally: Thuringian liver sausage) is a Kochwurst (precooked sausage) for spreading. It consists of pork meat, pork liver, nitrite curing salt, braised onions, and a mixture of herbs and spices. The characteristic taste is created by the addition of Thuringian marjoram and ground pepper, and by smoking.

The term "Thüringer Leberwurst" was assigned the protected geographical indication (PGI) status in European Council Regulation (EC) No. 510/2006 of March 20, 2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs.[1]

ProductionEdit

During the modern production process, first the bile ducts are removed from the freshly slaughtered pork liver and the liver is minced. Lean pork meat and bacon from which the rind has been removed, or dewlap meat, are now first cured and then scalded at 80°C (176°F). The scalded meat is then finely ground in a bowl cutter and, if necessary, an emulsifier is added. The pre-minced liver is ground to a finer degree at 45-50°C (115-120°F) until the desired emulsion is created. Both masses are mixed, seasoned, and filled into natural casings at a temperature between 40 and 50°C (105-120°F). The filled sausage is boiled in 75-78°C (167-172°F) hot water and finally cold-smoked at 25-30°C (75-85°F) over beech wood.[2]

Instead of in natural casings, the sausage can also be filled into screw-off jars or cans. The filling of true Thüringer Leberwurst into synthetic casings, however, is not allowed.[1] Only bladders and beef or pork intestines may be used.[3]


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Current version of the EC Regulation No 510/2006
  2. Preparation procedure according to the "Deutsches Lebensmittelbuch" (German Foodstuffs Code), accessed December 9, 2011
  3. Allgemeine Fleischer-Zeitung/Journal (Universal Butcher Journal)10/2008, p. 5.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.