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Kaszanka

 

Kaszanka

Kaszanka
Traditional Kaszanka
Alternative names Kiszka, Grützwurst, Knipp, Krupniok (see list below)
Type Blood sausage
Course Appetizer, main
Serving temperature Hot, cold
Main ingredients Pork, pig's blood, pig offal, kasza, onions, black pepper, marjoram
Cookbook: Kaszanka 

Kaszanka is a traditional blood sausage in east and central European cuisine. It is made of a mixture of pig's blood, pig offal (commonly liver, lungs, skin, and fat), and buckwheat (sometimes barley or rice) kasza stuffed in a pig intestine. It is usually flavored with onion, black pepper, and marjoram.

Kaszanka may be eaten cold, but traditionally it is either grilled or fried with some onions and then served with potato and sauerkraut.

Contents

  • Elsewhere 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Elsewhere

  • Kaszanka (Poland)
  • Kiszka (Yiddish)
  • Grützwurst (Germany and sometimes Silesia)
  • Knipp (Lower Saxony, Germany)
  • Krupniok (More of a slight name difference than variation, Silesia)
  • Żymlok (A variation of Krupniok based on cut bread roll instead of buckwheat, Silesia)
  • Pinkel (Northwest Germany)
  • Stippgrütze (Westphalia, Germany)
  • Westfälische Rinderwurst (Westphalia, Germany)
  • Black pudding (West Middlands, Stornoway, the North West, Lancashire)
  • Maischel (Carinthia, Austria): Grützwurst without blood and not cased in intestine, but worked into balls in caul fat. The name comes from the Slovenian majželj in turn derived from the Bavarian Maisen ("slices").[1]
  • Jelito (Czech Republic)
  • Krvavnička (Slovak Republic)
  • Hurka (Slovak Republic)
  • Véres Hurka (Hungarian)
  • Krovyanka (Ukraine)
  • Krvavica (Serbia)

See also

References

  1. ^ Heinz Dieter Pohl. "Zum österreichischen Deutsch im Lichte der Sprachkontaktforschung" (in German). Retrieved 2010-01-01. 

External links

  • A photograph of kaszanka
  • A recipe for kiszka on YumYum.com
  • Kaszanka or kiszka vendors in the United States: Chicopee Provision Co. (Chicopee, MA), Polana – A Polish Experience (Chicago, IL)
  • Krupniok in Silesian cuisine
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