Essigwurst (sausage marinaded in oil and vinegar) is a particularly light, classic down to earth Austrian dish. Quick and easy to make, it always tastes good. The sour-tasting sausage which is marinaded in vinegar and oil if often eaten as a snack in Austria – popular at home as well as in outdoor restaurants or pubs in warmer weather.



  • 4 Knackwürste (short and thick, well-seasoned beef and pork sausage, sliced)
  • 1 onion (sliced into rings)
  • 1/2 bunch of chives (finely chopped)

For the marinade:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp water

Directions for Essigwurst

  1. Firstly, thinly slice the sausages. Peel the onion and cut into fine rings. Finely chop the chives.
  2. Place the sausage, onion and chives in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Finally, mix the oil, vinegar, salt and water to form a marinade. Pour over the sausage mix and mix well.

Essigwurst GOES WELL WITH hard-boiled eggs, Bauernbrot (bread) or pretzel sticks.

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For a more varied taste, add a fresh, finely diced pepper or radishes.