The Coburg Bratwurst is a traditional specialty in Coburg and the surrounding area. It consists of at least 15% seared beef or veal, roughly defatted pork and pork rich in fatty tissue. Raw eggs are used as a binding agent - with a special permit. It is seasoned with salt, pepper, nutmeg and lemon.
Coburg bratwursts are traditionally fried in the catering trade on a grill over a fire of pine cones , called Kühle in Coburg. The so-called "Bratwurstmännle", which is located on the roof of the Coburg town hall, has been watching over the production of the Coburg Bratwurst for over 250 years. In fact, this represents the city saint of St. Mauritius .
It is considered a variant of the coarse bratwurst .
Pollutant pollution when grilling
In 2012, limit values for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in grilled meat were introduced in the European Union . In the spring of 2014 higher than the limit of the EU were investigated at the LGL sausages benzo [a] pyrene levels detected (77 micrograms with admissible five micrograms of benzo [a] pyrene per kilogram of meat). The bratwurst temporarily had to be grilled on charcoal . The butchers' guild initiated a series of measurements, experimented with beech wood, which led to similar limit values being exceeded, and initially recommended using charcoal and adding only a few and as dry as possible pine cones or beech wood in order to maintain the taste and reduce the benzo [a] pyrene values . The use of a special grooved grate was also considered, with which less fat should drip into the fire. The changes implemented by the end of 2014 include higher roasting grids, smaller gaps between the flat iron of the grillage and searing on pine cones with ready-to-cook cooking on beech wood. In 2018, the butchers' guild recommended reducing the number of cones. In the absence of a European exemption, the gentle grilling techniques will continue to be used. An application for an exemption was submitted to the Bavarian Ministry of Consumer Protection in May 2018 . A series of tests to further optimize the preparation is ongoing.
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