Prasky, sometimes spelled praski, is a type of coarse-ground summer sausage or salami related to a German Thuringer sausage, or Plockwurst (not to be confused with a Thuringer-style bratwurst). It is also very closely related to several Hungarian sausages, Czech-style Prague sausage (called pražská klobása), and numerous other eastern European "soft" salamis.

Prasky is found throughout the US Great Lakes region and is credited as being unique to Chicago.[1] Prasky is typically sliced thinly and served on a sandwich using rye bread, Swiss cheese, pickles, and a spicy mustard.


  1. ^ Judy Hevrdejs. "From Prasky to Poutine: A window into other culture" Chicago Tribune Nov. 16, 2002.