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Potato Sausage: An Old World Delicacy


A spiral of potato sausage sits on a wooden plate with a cup of ketchup and some sliced potatoes.
Potato sausage is a special food many people associate with Christmas.

Potato sausage is a hard-to-find food that not a lot of stores still carry. However, it’s one of our specialties here at The Grain Bin Butchery & Market in Boyceville, WI. Learn more about the history of potato sausage, our recipe, and how to prepare it at home.


The History of Potato Sausage

In years past, creative cooks added potatoes to their sausages to make the meat stretch further. Many ethnicities have their own recipes for this dish, including German, Sweden, Czech, and Slovak.


What makes each type of potato sausage unique is the type of meat and spices used. Some call for a mixture of pork and beef, while others are just pork. Many recipes for Slovak-style potato sausage contain mint.


We’ve had customers tell us our potato sausage reminds them of the sausage their Scandinavian grandparents would make and serve.


How We Make Our Potato Sausage

One of our butchers, Mark, has a potato sausage recipe that our customers love. He makes ours with pork, potatoes, and our own proprietary blend of spices.


A frozen spiral of potato sausage shrink wrapped in plastic.
You'll find our housemade potato sausage in our freezer section.

While potato sausage is often associated with the winter holidays, we do make and carry it all year. Call ahead to ensure we have some in stock or to place an order.


How Do You Cook Potato Sausage?

We have special cooking instructions for our potato sausage, as it contains raw potatoes. First, you need to simmer—not boil—the potato sausage for 20 minutes. Then, you can brown it in a little butter or cooking oil.


The USDA recommends that you cook any sausage containing pork to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.


Try The Grain Bin Butchery & Market’s Potato Sausage

Our Boyceville butcher shop is stocked with the freshest sausages, bratwursts, bacon, ribeyes, flat iron steaks, and more. We also have a grocery section with bulk spices, baking supplies, gluten-free mixes, frozen pizzas, and snacks. Come visit us soon!


E4548 County Rd FF, Boyceville, WI 54725


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