Air dried beef sausage in the traditional style
Droëwors (dry sausage) is a popular South African snack food, made by drying the traditional, coriander-seed spiced boerewors sausage. Droëwors is unusual among dried meats in being dried quickly in warm, dry conditions, unlike traditional Italian cured salami, which are dried slowly in relatively cold and humid conditions. A further difference is that droëwors is made from the normal frying/cooking sausage (boerewors) and therefore does not have the same content of curing agent that is found in a traditional cured sausage. A direct result of this is that droëwors should not be kept in moist conditions as mould can begin to form more easily than would happen with a cured sausage.