Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Oh the Horror! Andouillette Sausage

I have arrived in Paris on business and am determined to do low-carb even while abroad. Today, in the office cafeteria, I carefully selected a low-carb meal consisting of a large salad, green & yellow wax beans, and two plump sausages. The sausages looked like good 'ol German brats. But, when I cut into one, it crumbled into a pile of greasy, gristly chunks. I didn't know that this, andouillette sausage, was made of pig stomachs and colons. I ate two bites and couldn't handle any more of it. I simply ate my beans and salad while trying not to breath the sausage's feces aroma. Yes, that's right, it literally smells like shit. I suppose this is because it is made out of intestines. I just hope that it doesn' t make me sick. Apparently this dish is very popular in France and considered a local specialty. Lesson learned: don't eat sausage in France!


Amy Dungan (a.k.a Sparky's Girl) said...

*GACK!* *GAG!* GROSS!!! Thanks for the warning. I hope the rest of your low-carb meals while in Paris are much better.

Wifezilla said...

You poor man! I would have seriously hurled. I know intestines are used for sausage casings all over the world, but, at least in the US, we WASH them first!

Anonymous said...

Ah yes the andouillette is a delicacy - my husband adores them! For me they smell of urine not feces... Don't give up on sausage though there are some great ones: try one that is fumée (smoked), they are quite good.