Snap to it! The holidays are nearly here. Are you ready? We are!
This is the wiener that our German-born grandfather, Max Hofstatter, first started making in 1961 and it’s the one we continue to make daily at our small family-owned and operated processing facility located on Western Avenue in the heart of Seattle.
Containing finely ground pork and beef with no added fillers, MSG or gluten, our wieners are hand crafted and boast that delicious toothsome snap when bitten into. Every year for the last fifty years, the demand for our Bavarian hot dogs soars during November and December. And, with good reason. Lightly smoked, fully cooked and delicately seasoned, our wieners are a welcome addition to the table during the hectic days at hand.
For best results and to accentuate that snappy bite, the simplest way to cook these dogs is to warm them in water at a gentle rolling boil until they are heated through to your liking. To serve, they can, of course, be tucked into a bun or enhanced with traditional mustards, smoked Tillamook cheddar or even just sauerkraut and apples. They also make super cocktail fare when heated and sliced into bite-size tidbits.
Regardless of how they are served, rest assured they are a welcome solution for those nights when a crowd converges on your kitchen and you are charged, yet again, with rustling up some chow.
They can be purchased at our traditional German delicatessen, Bavarian Meats, located in the Pike Place Market. They can also be found at Metropolitan Markets, QFCs, Leavenworth, military commissaries, Hess Bakery & Deli in Lakewood, Liebchen Delicatessen in Bellevue, Fischer Meats in Issaquah, and many more mom-and-pop delis in the Puget Sound area.