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MissJohnnycakes

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Just discovered what goetta is Mon, 07/8/13 1:55 AM (permalink)
Only unclear thing is whether it should be all-pork or a mix of pork and beef.
 
As far as I know, I have not eaten goetta, at least not any that was labeled as such. However (big however), in late May I ate a breakfast buffet in which the sausage patties were obviously hand-sliced, very dense, and had an unusually chewy crust with almost a nutty interior texture. Plenty of pork flavor rounded it out, but I remember thinking, "This thing feels like it has thick oat bits mixed in it." Not oatmeal flakes as I know it (not even the thick slow-cook kind), but oat bits. At first, I thought someone had fried them a little too long, but later on I savored the extra outer crunch and hefty interior chew. They were REALLY dense, each patty obviously weighing more than standard sausage patties of the same size. The oat bits were similar to the steel-cut oats used in a local bakery's oat bread.
 
Did I unknowingly eat goetta? The restaurant is in western Washington state, not Cincinnati, OH. But the photos and descriptions sure sound like that's what I had. I guess I'd better return to that place and pester the staff/cook about it!
 
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    CajunKing

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    Re:Just discovered what goetta is Mon, 07/8/13 3:11 PM (permalink)
    Missjohnnycakes
     
    Yes it sounds like you have discovered the wonderful Cincinnati traditional breakfast meat that we here all know and love.
     
    Glier's Goetta is the big producer, and they have recently begun expansion.
     
    They now have:
     
    pork goetta
    pork and beef goetta
    turkey goetta
    Goetta Burgers
    goetta sausages (think bratwurst size)
    and now even
    goetta breakfast links
     
    http://www.goetta.com/
     
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      Earl of Sandwich

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      Re:Just discovered what goetta is Tue, 08/27/13 5:49 AM (permalink)
      Real goetta IMHO is pork and beef
       
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        TJ Jackson

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        Re:Just discovered what goetta is Tue, 08/27/13 9:22 AM (permalink)
        All the real goetta I buy at the store (I dont often see goetta at local restaurants) is pork
         
        no beef content
         
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          CajunKing

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          Re:Just discovered what goetta is Tue, 08/27/13 6:32 PM (permalink)
          Glier's Original Goetta is pork and steel cut oats.
           
          They have branched out to the others over the years.
           
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            Earl of Sandwich

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            Re:Just discovered what goetta is Sat, 08/31/13 9:25 AM (permalink)
            "Real" goetta isn't bought at the store
             
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              TJ Jackson

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              Re:Just discovered what goetta is Sat, 08/31/13 12:17 PM (permalink)
              *laff* 
               
              c'mon dude
               
              let me one -up you one more step then - it isn't real goetta unless you personally raise the cattle and the pigs and grow the oats and other herbs/spices you use therein on your own land.
               
              I will contact the organizers of "goetta fest" and let them know they need to change the name to "not real goetta fest"
               
              sheesh :-)
               
               
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                plb

                Re:Just discovered what goetta is Sun, 09/1/13 9:03 PM (permalink)
                The folks at Tucker's Restaurant told me they buy it from someone in Findlay Market that uses pork and beef (but more pork that beef).  The local guy at the counter said that was exactly how his grandmother made it. 
                 
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                  Earl of Sandwich

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                  Re:Just discovered what goetta is Mon, 09/2/13 8:10 AM (permalink)
                  My apologies for my callous and insensitive remark.  After I wrote it I was afraid it would come across wrong.  I can admit when I make a mistake.
                   
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                    Sundancer7

                    Re:Just discovered what goetta is Mon, 09/2/13 8:59 AM (permalink)
                    Earl:  I did not view your post as insensitive but quite frankly I have never had goetta before.  I do not think you made a mistake.
                     
                    Paul E. Smith
                    Knoxville, TN
                     
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                      Russ Jackson

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                      Re:Just discovered what goetta is Mon, 09/2/13 7:46 PM (permalink)
                      Goetta is great. When cooking it in a skillet if the edges touch it will disintegrate. Its very strange...Russ 
                       
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