Daily Archives: November 13, 2012

Best Of Amsterdam #46 – Sausage

For the best Ossenworst [raw smoked beef sausage] you’ll have to go to De Wit Butchers in the eastern part of town, aka Watergraafsmeer.

Ossenworst or Beef sausage is an originally Amsterdam sausage, which was made ​​of oxen.

This specialty has its origins in the seventeenth century, when large-scale cattle were imported from Denmark and Germany. The spices in the sausage, such as pepper, cloves, mace and nutmeg, came from the Dutch East Indies.

This is one of the few butchers who still smokes these sausages and that gives an extra aromatic taste to it all.

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Slagerij De Wit
Wakkerstraat 13
1097 CB Amsterdam