eating indie in indy

Claus’ German Sausage and Meat ( formally Klemms) 1845 S.Shelby St.

Long before there was Smoking Goose there was Claus and before that Klemms. The latter two are the same family owned enterprise that has been in Indy for 100 years. Here is a link to their website.  http://www.clausgermansausageandmeats.com/.

Claus’, as Klemm’s before has had a big impact on the local population;especially the sizable German immigrants. It has only been in the last few years local restaurants and bars have started taking advantage of the name and price point that Claus offers. When anyone talks of doing some serious grilling they head to Claus’. They also make various luncheon meats. Their braunschweiger ( both soft and coarse with bacon) and liverwurst (fresh or smoked) are my default proteins for a snack. A few slices with crackers,cheese and a beverage is a wonder way to spend an afternoon with friends or by yourself.

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Saturday morning I awoke with a craving for said treats and headed to Claus’

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That long golden thing is a 1 and 1/2 pound roll of soft Brauschweiger. The loop is a pound of fresh liverwurst. The bunch of sausages are called sizzlers. This is one pound worth,about a dozen. I have no idea why they are called sizzlers. I do know they are a great replacement for jerky.

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This is what the soft Braunschweiger looks like on the inside. This delightful mixture is easily spread on toast and practically melts in your mouth.

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Now this is what I had in mind when I went to Claus’. The Braunschweiger with slices of CoJack cheese and the Liverwurst with Ritz crackers. I strongly recommend their Bacon crackers. Now this is how I spent part of my afternoon. The only thing I didn’t show was the beverage. In this case it was a pint of Bitburger beer. Oh and yes that is a paper plate.

 

2 responses

  1. Seems timely to go to a place called Claus’ during the holidays. Even the golden tube looks like a Christmas gift. And it appears as though you got the best of the holiday platter, better than any Hillshire Farms sample plate. 🙂 Those are foods I admit I haven’t tried; liverwurst, Brauschweiger. You didn’t get meat overload?

    November 15, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    • Well you’re right. That gold wrapper does give it a Christmas vibe. When you care enough give meat. No I didn’t get a meat overload. I had cheese to help balance things. And the crackers. Don’t forget the crackers. You really should try either one. You do like liver? Don’t you?

      November 15, 2015 at 3:31 pm

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