- Remove the sausage casings. Thinly slice the sausage and the dill pickles, and place them in a bowl.
- Add the vinegar, dill pickle liquid, and oil to the bowl, season with salt and pepper, and toss gently. Leave the sausage salad to marinate for about 15 minutes.
- Peel the onions and cut them into rings. Chop the chives. Portion out the sausage salad and scatter the onion and chopped chives over the top. Serve with bread, soft pretzels, or pan-fried potatoes.
TIP: Bavarian sausage salad is traditionally made with Regensburg sausages, which are smoked, stubby, boiled sausages prepared with pork. It also tastes very good when made with other kinds of deli sausages such as beerwurst, turkey or ham kielbasa, mortadella, or bologna.