- This article is about the Dutch sausage, for the similarly named German sausage see Bratwurst
A braadworst or verse worst is a large Dutch sausage, most often composed of pork for its meat to fat ratio, although beef or veal can be used too. The meat is spiced with pepper and nutmeg, but other spices and herbs such as cloves, sage, fennel seed, coriander seed, or juniper berries can be used in addition. Along with rookworst it is the most common sausage served along most varieties of stamppot but is eaten with other dishes as well and can be found throughout the Netherlands and Flanders.
The name braadworst means roast sausage in Dutch, whereas verse worst simply means fresh sausage (as opposed to dried or cured sausages).
In the Dutch language the name braadworst is occasionally used for the German Bratwurst as well, though the sausages involved are very different. Bratwursts are also referred to by their native name or are called Duitse braadworst which means German braadworst.