Famous German Foods

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Famous German Foods
Famous German Foods

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Famous German foods include a rich and diverse assortment of specialty dishes. The people of Germany appreciate healthy and well-prepared foods. Details about 10 famous German foods are below.

  1. The Brez’n is an authentic German version of a pretzel that originated in the south of Bavaria. It is fresh, soft and warm and comes with butter for dipping.
  2. Schweinebraten is a juicy pork roast that is served in sit down restaurants. The chef uses a large boneless pork shoulder and combines it with a sauce and dumplings. It is an ideal dish for meat lovers.
  3. Steckerlfisch is a fish that is found in many lakes and rivers in Germany. The cooks usually prepare them on outside grills near beer gardens. The fresh taste is spectacular.
  4. A delightful and hearty German soup is Eintopf. The ingredients include a mixture of meat and vegetables. The original soup was a combination of leftovers and it evolved into an actual recipe. Eintopf is easy to make and is served in private homes as well as restaurants.
  5. A popular German dish that was created in the Swabian region is Maultaschen. This pasta dish is similar to ravioli. The delicious filling is made with minced meat or spinach and fried or served in vegetable soup.
  6. Spelt is a perfect food for vegetarians. It is a type of wheat that was popular in Middle Europe. It is used to prepare healthy German breads, salads and veggie burgers. The unripe spelt is known as Grünkern.
  7. Currywurst is spicy sliced pork sausage with curry sauce. It comes with fries and a roll. This fast food is usually found in metropolitan areas.
  8. Grüne Soße is a green sauce made of seven herbs, sour cream, yogurt, mustard, pepper and milk. The original recipe is from the Near East. The sauce goes well with boiled potatoes and/or hard-boiled eggs.
  9. Weckewerk means thrown away bread in the local Kassel (Kassel vacation rentals | Kassel travel guide) dialect. Currently it is made from high quality ingredients such as pork rind, ground meat, broth, offal, rolls, onion, salt, pepper and a pinch of marjoram. The chef mixes the ingredients and then stuffs it into a pig’s intestine. He/she pan fries it and serves it in slices. A common side dish is peeled boiled potatoes.
  10. Scho-Ka-Kola is a rich chocolate desert that was invented by Hildebrand, Kakao- und Schokoladenfabrik GmbH and introduced at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The ingredients are: Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Coffee, Whole Milk Powder, Cola-Nut Powder and Soy Lecithin that acts as an emulsifier.

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