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Grandma Weisbeck’s Summer Sausage

During the celebrations for my Grandmother’s 100th birthday, I published a blog which discussed my favorite meal: fried potatoes, german sausage and pickles. I had a follower ask if I had the recipe for german sausage. While the small town grocery store in Herreid, South Dakota makes the absolute best german sausage available, the recipe is a closely guarded secret. However, they may be inclined to ship sausage to those willing to pay.

The store that sells this delightful sausage is:

Herreid ValuMarket- German Sausage

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Other retailers in South Dakota that make German Sausage:

Lee’s Meats

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Kauk’s Meat Market

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I also found a recipe to make german sausage. I have not tried it myself, so I don’t know how the taste and quality compare to Herreid sausage, but if you’d like to try making your own sausage, this is a great recipe with which to begin. (I do know Herreid smokes their sausage-not called for in this recipe)

The recipe is from the NDSU German’s From Russia Heritage Collection:

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Finally, I promised the above mentioned follower that I would post Grandma Weisbeck’s summer sausage recipe. So, without further adieu, here it is! ENJOY AND BON APPETIT!

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About Tamara Hoerner (863 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

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