Original Thuringian Rostbratwurst

Like many regional specialities, Thüringer Rostbratwurst (called Roster by the Thuringians) is not the same everywhere. In each area or place of Thuringia the seasoning is a little different or sometimes fine or sometimes coarse is put into the casings.
It is traditionally prepared on a charcoal grill. It comes with mustard and a bun, but definitely not ketchup.

The oldest known and written recipe for fried sausages dates from July 2, 1613, from the “Ordnung für das Fleischerhandwerk zu Weimar, Jena und Buttstädt. Here, the use of veal was still punishable.

Today, pork and veal are used, as well as salt, pepper, nutmeg, sometimes marjoram and spices for the very own mixture. From this a very fine or also coarse-grained sausage meat is produced, which is filled into pig casings or Saitlinge. The sausages are sold raw or scalded and must be at least 15 cm long according to EU regulations. Since 2004, the term ‘Thüringer Rostbratwurst’ has also been protected as a geographicalindication (protected geographical indication, PGI).

Test Original Thuringian Rostbratwurst from a can
Tested: Roster from the can ready grilled.


The packaging in a tin is ideal: This way you always have a supply for spontaneous barbecue evenings.

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Thuringian rostbratwurst

Recipe Thuringian Rostbratwurst

Recipe according to master butcher Herbert Tatzel, Arnstadt from the ‘Thüringer Rostbratwurstbüchlein’ by Wolfgang Held and Heinz Sonntag.
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Course: main dish, snack
Cuisine: Thuringia
Keyword: savoury
Difficulty: Experienced
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 10 pieces

Ingredients & Shopping list

  • 500 g pork
  • 500 g veal
  • 10 g salt
  • 1 dash soup seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small roll (soaked in milk)
  • 2 tsp starch flour
  • 1 tsp grated zest of an organic lemon
  • Casings for filling


  • Put the meat through the meat grinder with a medium perforated disc.
  • Mix the mixture thoroughly with the other ingredients.
  • Fill the sausage mixture into the pork casings and twist off any size. 

Addresses Original Roster from the Grill


Original Thuringian Specialities Fa. Helmut Krauße
Meon industrial park, near UKB in Marzahn
Am Gewerbepark 2
12683 Berlin

Every Thursday 12:00 – 17:00


Barbecue Old Saline
Naumburger Strasse 1
99518 Bad Sulza

Also: Trout without bones with special herb mixture, suckling pig ribs, grilled roast beef, roast pork loin

Grillstübl A9
Döblitzer Str. 9
Triptis motorway slip road

Also: Shrink-wrapped pack of Roster to go

Snack bar Groß Stöbnitz
Schmöllner Str. 17
04626 Schmölln – Groß Stöbnitz

Also: Mutzbraten

Bratwurst forge snack bar service area Eichfeld
Main Street
07407 Rudolstadt/Eichfeld

Also: self-smoked trout

For Thuringian Roster fans there are meanwhile also butcher’s shops which dispatch this desired Bratwurst; frozen or vacuumed.

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