food usually made from ground meat with a skin around it

Sausage is a food made of ground-up or chopped-up meat. It often has spices in it and is covered in a casing. Traditionally, a sausage casing is made of animal intestine, but can sometimes be made of plastic. There are many forms of sausages, including hot dog, pepperoni, bologna, and salami.

German wurst sausage
Greek Loukaniko sausage.
Traditional sausage making - filling, Italy 2008

Sausages often have meat from the animal's head, lips, cheeks, ears and other parts. Some have blood in them. German and British sausages normally have a lot of "rusk," or bread crumbs, and they are less meaty than sausages from other countries. Vegetarian or vegan sausages are often made of products other than animal products, such as tofu.[1]

Sausages may be used as a meal, in a sandwich, or in other foods like stews. Sausages can be eaten as whole pieces, or they can be chopped up as already cooked pieces.

Germany has regions that have special kinds of sausage. Sausages are some of the oldest German foods.

Name origin change

The word "sausage" was first used in English in the mid-15th century. During the mid-15th century, the word "sausage" was spelled as "sawsyge".[2] The word "sawsyge" came from Old North French saussiche (Modern French saucisse)".[2] The French word came from Vulgar Latin salsica (sausage), from salsicus (seasoned with salt).[2]

Types of sausage change

References change

  1. Lapidos, Juliet (8 June 2011). "Vegetarian Sausage: Which imitation pig-scrap-product is best?". Slate. Archived from the original on 27 May 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "sausage – Origin and history of sausage by Online Etymology Dictionary". Archived from the original on 1 January 2017.

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