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Cooked Bratwurst

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Cooked Bratwurst

Bratwurst is a typical fresh German style sausage. It is a mild sausage and goes well as a main dish.


  • 10 lbs. pork trim (70% lean)
  • 3 lbs. ice or water
  • (6 1/2 Tbs.) 3.2 oz. salt
  • (1 1/2 Tbs.) 0.3 oz. ground white pepper
  • (1 3/4 tsp.) 0.3 oz. sugar
  • (1/2 Tbs.) 0.1 oz. mace
  • (1 Tbs.) 0.2 oz. onion powder

Grind pork through 1/4-inch plate and mix with salt, water and spices. Stuff in natural hog casings or 32mm collagen casings. Steam or water cook at 170F to an internal temperature of 155F. Store under refrigeration.

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