Iowa’s small towns keep giving us countless reasons to maintain the mission of The Iowa Gallivant and Atlantic is one of the best examples of how much is offered in these communities. Our quest to locate the state’s greatest sausage makers brought us to Cass County and getting a taste of Denmark at Henningsen’s!
The folks at Henningsen’s had all the great humor we love when it comes to these meaty destinations. Its been a constant since day one on Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip, and these hard working bands of sausage makers, meat cutters, and knife wielding badasses are the best of this expedition. Time to eat up!
Breakfast tacos are a way of life in our household and we make them during all hours of the day. Sometimes you can catch me having conversations with tacos and that’s okay because we’re best friends. The bulk package of crumbled chorizo was combined with eggs and then loaded into warm flour tortillas with fried potatoes, bacon, cheese, and fresh tomatoes. I’m really needing another one of these right about now.
Western Iowa has a wonderful Danish heritage and Henningsen’s gives a tasty look into the old country. Medisterpolse sausage is one of their specialties and there was no way we were leaving town without it. This is a first for a Danish sausage on Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip and it nearly made me quit everything and enlist on the first Viking ship I could find. I ended up eating the whole thing and took a nap instead.
You like to buy/eat local, support Iowans, and shop small. Iowa’s meat shops are a great way to do all of that. Not only are Henningsen’s juicy brat patties down-right amazing, they go well with sauerkraut as we all expected. We topped them with Curtido Kraut from Bubbling Brine Brothers of of Fairfield, Iowa. That’s a lot of what’s great about this state looking up at you on that cutting board. Make Atlantic happen and don’t miss out on Henningsen’s while you’re there!
Be sure to click here to see all the other amazing meals we’ve had from Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing the State for the Best Sausage!