Back when we used to live in India, we’d never heard of any restaurant offering hot sausages or hotdogs on the menu.
Neither did the food carts whose mainstay usually was chaat of various kinds.
Our staples at restaurants were Dosa, Idli, Vada, Bisi-bele Bath, Poori, Upma, Pongal and the North Indian curries, of course.
Things might have changed and the menus grown more diverse now that the Coolies have a few pennies jingling in their jetties and Pajamas (thanks to the outsourcing crumbs we’ve thrown their way) and hanker for greater variety in their cuisine.
But in the U.S. hot sausages and hotdogs are fairly ubiquitous.
You find them in the farmers markets that you see in the smaller towns and cities across America and in the supermarket shelves (hotdogs) and convenience stores (7-11 used to sell hotdogs, not sure if they still do).
We’ve been digging into hot sausages here at the New Castle Farmers Market (DE) at the RT-13 and Rt-273 intersection for over a decade now.
Hot Sausage with Onion,Green Pepper, Red Sauce & Mayonnaise
Indians here, for some reason, shy away from eating hot sausages.
Hindus, who comprise the majority of Indian immigrants in the U.S., presumably find food from both the cow and pig abhorrent.
In over a decade of eating hot sausages at the Stoltzfus Sausage in the New Castle Farmers Market (DE), we’ve never seen Indians eating these delights. The few Indians who’ve passed by the store on the way to the Chinese vegetable market throw a surprised, can’t-believe-my-eyes look when they used to see us happily ensconced on the tall stools digging into the sausages.
Well, the schmucks have no idea what they’re missing.
But not for us such squeamish sentiments as the Holy Cow or Dirty Pig.
Anything that walks, flies or swims is fair game to us. Fair game, yes. 😉
Vegetable Fritters, Hot Sausage, Ice Cream & Fries
The sausages at the New Castle Farmers Market on RT-13 come in two main varieties – Hot and Mild.
All our life, we’ve preferred our stuff Hot. 😉 So, not surprisingly we’ve always asked for the Hot Sausage, which comes with grilled onions, green peppers and red sauce.
At the Stoltzfus Sausage store, where there’s always a line, the sausages are cooked on a contraption in front of you and are obviously fresh.
The sausages are placed in a roll along with the onions, green pepper and red sauce and cost about $4. We usually add some mayonnaise and a few drops of hot red sauce to give it a kick.
A quick call to the store confirmed that the insides of the sausage consists of pork and beef and the outer casing is made of pigs’ intestines. Apparently, the store procures the sausage from a butcher shop in the Farmers’ Market.
The sausages are a well-cooked brown in the middle, tending toward black at the edges.
They are juicy but not that juicy, spicy but not that spicy but flavorful. Just not as devilishly flavorful as in the past.
During our recent visit (after a gap of about a year or so), we weren’t too pleased to see less onions and green peppers than we’d usually see in our roll.
Also, the young white teenager who made our hot sausage was curt, borderline rude.
Stoltzfus Sausage Store
New Castle Farmers Market, Rt13, Delaware
Besides sausages, Stoltzfus Sausage also offers fries and Vegetable Fritters.
The Fries were not in the least crisp and an utter waste of money.
Vegetable Fritters, on the other hand, were decent. Our paper bowl contained several varieties of fritters – corn, cauliflower, broccoli, onion rings, potato wedges and mushroom.
The fritters come with a dressing. We picked our usual Ranch dressing.
The taste of the fritters hasn’t changed over the years. Onion rings were crisp, potato wedges were tasty and had a layer of paprika or chili powder, corn fritters were crisp on the outside, broccoli and cauliflower varieties were alright too. Only the Mushroom Fritters gave us pause as it seemed overcooked inside and we just kept it aside.
In case you are the kind that lives for details, the fritters appeared to have been made with corn flour or all purpose flour rather than the chick peas flour that finds favor with Indians in the preparation of Pakoras.
We topped off our visit with a cup of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Well, it’s hard to screw that up. They were fine without that chemical after-taste from the brands you find in the supermarket freezers.
SearchIndia.com recommends the hot sausages at Stoltzfus Sausage store at the New Castle Farmers Market (DE) on Rt-13. The store is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9AM-9PM.
It is alleged that there is another Indian who liked German sausages..
Really? You have a Farmers’ Market too in your town or the Supermarket/Deli varieties?
Or are we talkin the Urban Dictionary version of German Sausage here? 😉
Why stop? The mad-cow disease scared you off?
We stopped for a year when news of the Mad Cow disease hit the wires.
wasn’t talking about me. I do like sausages.. have them for breakfast occasionally or as pizza topping..
I was urban-talking about the whacko who died over 50 years ago.
One of the mysteries I still have is, “How could people eat mayonnaise and Cheese?”. These things make any sandwich,
burger, pizza etc very tasteless 😉
One of the mysteries we still have is, “How could we survive for so long without eating mayonnaise and Cheese.” 😉
When I was in NE, we always got the hot dogs from QT gas station. They beat the taste of any hot dogs you get from Omaha and the surrounding cities. Not sure if its there in your area.
With my physical activity going down and size going up, I am forcefully restricting.
No QT here. Only Valero, Shell, Sam’s Club, Wawa (dominates) gas stations in these parts.
There must be a weekly farmers’ market in your area that sells local produce. sausages, Burgers and that kinda stuff. Look around and you’ll find one nearby.
For the Ind-Pak Showdown tomorrow, Shahrukh, Aamir, Abhishek, Saif have thrown lavish parties for watching the match at their respective houses. Here everyone in my office is planning a half day to be in time for the match.
How does SI plan to see the match tom? Any get-togethers!!
Coming to the match, just try to imagine the pressure going thru our players’ minds! The media is talking bout this 24 hrs. literally.
You write: How does SI plan to see the match tom? Any get-togethers!
SI will watch with its best friend SI! 😉
Being a vegetarian, I would suggest that you also cut down on the NV. Healthwise, veg is better. What say?
You write: Being a vegetarian, I would suggest that you also cut down on the NV.
Yes, a vegetarian diet is probably best for humans.
Only animals eat animals.
Sausages ?>>> vavvvvvvvvvvvvvv.. people hardly ever like it. how can you eat a pig which eats all the dirty things in this world.
Perhaps the cultureless American people may like it but definitely not a indian especially hindus and muslims.
These restaurateurs will go to the extent of killing stray dogs and storing in the form of sausages. you never know, what the meat stuffed inside it so avoid eating pigs and buffaloes. Any given day, chicken and mutton items are safe. Even if they are badly cooked, they give us some minor problems which can be cured easily
Youve written Coolies(thanks to the outsourcing crumbs we’ve thrown their way)
Oh baby give me a break!! You’re writing as if you are native american and are suffering because of the outsourcing. Outsourcing is inevitable these days and it is required for the companies to sustain in the markets these days.
You go the extent of calling us coolies forgetting that you were one amongst the coolies to migrate there and luckily youve got urself a citizenship and how convenient it is for you to bad mouth india from there. Consider our hindustan which gave you education to fly abroad one moment before shooting your messenger of illwords.
1. You write: Perhaps the cultureless american people may like it but definitely not a indian especially hindus and muslims.
Of all the barbarians in the world, past and present, few can match South Asians. As we type this, in Incredible India yet another poor woman is probably getting raped in Delhi, one more gay professor is getting humiliated in AMU and one more poor soul is dying of starvation in the Jharkhand/MP/Orissa belt. You might want to read the various posts in Incredible India to see how cultured your countrymen are.
2. You write: Outsourcing is inevitable these days and it is required for the companies to sustain in the markets these days.
The only inevitable thing is the greed of the Corporations. Wait, until the Indian companies expand their outsourcing to China and you’ll be singing a different tune.
3. You write: These restaurateurs will go to the extent of killing stray dogs ….
BTW, we don’t have stray dogs. Not unless you count the H1B/L1 lapdogs with their hangdog expressions. 😉
oh baby you go to the extent of addressing our beautiful hindustan as my country conveniently forgetting the fact the country has given a lot of things in the period u lived in. you dont have the balls to admit you were also one among the H1 PIG to go in there and you got ur citizenship somehow during the prosperous days. ya we’ll face the tune when india inc outsources and you keep dancing to the tunes of these disgusting greedy shit of a person’s tunes who pays to write these shits.
1. You write: oh baby you go to the extent of addressing our beautiful hindustan …
Your Beautiful Hindustan? Hmmm….
Now feast on this:
India – A Shitty Country, Literally
Incredible India 44 – India Takes on the World
India Is a Shithole*
2. You write: you keep dancing to the tunes of these disgusting greedy shit of a person’s tunes who pays to write these shits
And yet you find ‘these shits’ so much to your taste, so fulfilling that you repeatedly come to this site to gorge on it. Bon appetit! 😉
3. Sweetie, you really ought to go easy on the Cow-ca-Cola all ye ‘Hindustanis’ find so intoxicating and so addictive.
sweetie, have you forgotten you are amongst those who lived in that what you call a shitty country and drank who you call cow ca-cola perhaps taste of american shit made you forgot this sweet shit.btw you dont have the balls to admit that you are still indian at heart and that is what keeps you hooked to indian movies and matches and keep diverting the talk to some shit. with all your verbal diarrhoea floating down you’re yet to comeup with a straight response and youre accusing me of coming repeatedly
1. You write: have you forgotten you are amongst those who lived in that what you call a shitty country and drank who (sic) you call cow ca-cola
Well, Sweetie-pie rumor has it that some cow-ca-cola was indeed spooned down our throat in the distant, dark ages. But mind you they’re mere rumors and we don’t want you to give such unsubstantiated stuff too much credence or, God forbid, publicize it. Just between the two of us. 😉
2. You write: that is what keeps you hooked to indian movies and matches
Of course not.
No sane person would watch those crappy Indian movies. Unless, they had some worthy motives like SI of educating the unwashed masses.
3. You write: youre accusing me of coming repeatedly
Of course, hook, line and sinker you’re in the SI net. Multiple visits, 3 comments in just a few hours. In fact, we’re delaying the processing of this comment for the sheer thrill of seeing how often you come to this Extraordinary Blog that you slammed as shitty. 🙁
Update: Boy, aren’t you desperate. Coming again and again and again!
4. You write: you dont have the balls to admit that you are still indian at heart
Of course, we’re Indian at heart.
Who else but an Indian would be dicking around with a dickhead like you. Anyone else would have planted his/her boots on your derriere and ejected you from the plane after cutting your parachoot cord.
Off topic : identify the song
our music directors were “inspired” even in the good old days..
No can identify! Which one, please?
couldn’t find the old song, heres a remix
Must listen to both again later.
Watching NZ-SL cricket match on the other screen. Notwithstanding what the experts say, multitasking is really not that effective.