Foreign Grocery Friday: Wienerlinos are Like the Coney Dogs of Germany
When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!
Look! It's a hot dog, no! It's a coney dog, no! It's a Wienerlino! What the heck is a "wienerlino," you ask? Well, the simplest way to describe this German snack is just to say that it's another form of easy-to-eat meat.
Long, thing hot dog-style sausages are a typical lunch in Germany, either hot and served over a plate of beans or with Knödeln (boiled potato balls), or eaten cold and right out of the package, dipped in mustard or ketchup. Wienerlinos are made of pork, with some added lemon and salt for taste.
The taste: There's definitely a slightly more robust taste to a Wienerlino than there is a to a hot dog; we prefer them cold because they just seem snackier that way. As with other sausages, it's always a brilliant idea to add some German mustard into the mix.
The price: A packet of two Wienerlinos at a typical German grocery store is about 3 Euro .
Where to find them: We got our Wienerlino fix in Berlin, but Wienerlinos or other similar Würstchen (little sausages) can be found at all supermarkets and grocers throughout Germany, Austria and most of Switzerland.
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