Rookworst

Sausage, baby!

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.

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About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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One Response to Rookworst

  1. Pedro says:

    “I’ve had my eye on these horshoe-shaped sausages since I arrived” it’s the best liner ever for a blog entry!

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