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breakfast sausage (basel) ?

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has ever been able to find 'breakfast sausage' here in Basel??? I am from the States and was having a deep desire for -biscuits with sausage gravy-. The only ingredient missing is the breakfast sausage... I know there are many many different kinds of sausages in the shops but have never spied breakfast sausage...

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Stacey
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Old 04.04.2009, 10:37
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Re: breakfast sausage (basel) ?

I've found Nürenberger Brats to be a good choice for that craving.
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Re: breakfast sausage (basel) ?

I'd like to revise this thread. Does anybody know of an equivalent to American breakfast sausage on the French side? I have a craving.
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I'd like to revise this thread. Does anybody know of an equivalent to American breakfast sausage on the French side? I have a craving.
I don't know if your craving is strong enough to make your own breakfast sausage; if it is, here is a recipe to make it yourself. I have not tried the recipe, but the Homesick Texan website was recommended to me while I was living in CH by another EF member.

Biscuits and gravy......mmmmmmm.......
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Re: breakfast sausage (basel) ?

I might try Globus... they sometimes have specialty items that others do not. Or Hiebers in Weil am Rhein... its a great grocery market with all sorts of stuff.
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I'd like to revise this thread. Does anybody know of an equivalent to American breakfast sausage on the French side? I have a craving.
I don't know exactly what makes American breakfast sausage, but there's a good range of to-cook sausages in most French supermarkets, although Geant in St. Louis have been very poor on that front recently. I'd suggest the St. Louis at "Rond Point" between St.L and Bartenheim for the most likely to have a good range. "Iller" is one brand that we like, and they do Saucisses Blanches, which are quite plain anf light coloured, Saucisses Paysannes, which are slightly spiced and herby and Saucisse de Toulouse, slightly rougher and stronger flavoured, but also with herbs and stuff. Also look out for chipollata, which in France is a think link sausage, and of course Mergez if you want something spicy.
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Re: breakfast sausage (basel) ?

After reading the recipe that Textoch sent along, I'm not sure American breakfast sausage is a sausage at all! At least the patty version, which is what I am looking for. It seems a fairly straightforward recipe to make so I'll give it a go and report back how it turns out. Biscuits and gravy, here I come!

Ace, I have tried the chipollata which is fairly close to the link sausage Americans often serve with breakfast. But I think it is my duty to try others that you mentioned before I make any definitive conclusions on closest to our link sausage.
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After reading the recipe that Textoch sent along, I'm not sure American breakfast sausage is a sausage at all! At least the patty version, which is what I am looking for. It seems a fairly straightforward recipe to make so I'll give it a go and report back how it turns out. Biscuits and gravy, here I come!
We love biscuits and gravy! When I make 'American breakfast sausage' I use a recipe similar to the one from Textoch. The ground pork in Switzerland tends to be dry; the ground pork at Hieber's seems to work a bit better.
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The ground pork in Switzerland tends to be dry; the ground pork at Hieber's seems to work a bit better.
Buy a meat grinder, and do it yourself.

Add enough pork belly (un-cured bacon) to get the fat content up.

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Re: breakfast sausage (basel) ?

Hi Stacey, The Migros Supermarkets on the French side near Geneva have some great locally made fresh, British style Bacon and sausages (Brit Brand) with a nice choice of sausages that are really good quality and the bacon is hand made with Camargue sea salt (it's marked on the packet). So if thats any help...
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