Old-Fashioned Danish Medisterpølse

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Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

By Ole Mouritsen

Published 2014

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Medisterpølse is a traditional Danish aromatically spiced dinner sausage made from ground pork and striped pork fat. The secret behind its rich umami content is mixing the meat with a stock made from pork bones before stuffing it into the sausage casings. It is usually eaten with plain boiled potatoes and a thick brown gravy, which elevates the taste of the dish to a whole other level. As mentioned, the cooking water from the potatoes should be set aside for the gravy. Old-fashion