I’ve had my eye on these horshoe-shaped sausages since I arrived. They are pretty ubiquitous – you see them in supermarkets and also on display at the Dutch home store HEMA.
When we went to visit friends in Paris a couple weekends ago, I bought one and gave it to them as a gift. We cut it up into slices like a French saucisson and ate it cold as an appetizer with wine. We weren’t impressed.
Then yesterday I found out that you are supposed to eat rookworst hot. Oops. It is more like German bratwurst than a French dried sausage. You can heat it in boiling water and serve it with mashed potatoes or on a bun with mustard like an American-style hot dog (but it is much thicker and much tastier). Worst means sausge and rook means smoke.