Local German Food

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Sauerbraten with potatoes
Sauerbraten with potatoes

[ source: Wikipedia]

Local German foods offer great variety to the food aficionado. Sauerbraten, Jäger Schnitzel , Zieguener Schnitzel , Schweinshaxe , Panierte Schweinebacken (breaded pig’s cheeks), Bratwurst, Kartoffelknödel, Rotkohl, Bratkartoffeln, Kartoffelpuffer, Weisswurst with Honig Senf, Apfelkücherl, Bienenstichkuchen, Schmarn, Rotegrütze: The list of local German foods can be very long. These are just a few that come to mind and are already making my mouth water.

Sauerbraten is pickled meat roast, originally prepared with horsemeat, meat that is so tough it needs several days soaking in vinegar to tenderise . Most German restaurants serve this dish, which most say originated from the Rhineland. Its perfect partners are the Kartoffelknoedel or good old fashioned Bratkartoffeln (pan fried thinly sliced or diced potatoes) and Rotkohl (pickled red cabbage) a must. Bratkartoffel is also the best accompaniment for Schnitzel (breaded pork chops) served either with a mushroom sauce (Jager Schnitzel) or with tangy tomato sauce (Zigeuner Schnitzel). Schweinshaxe is perfect with a Mass of good ol’ German Bier.

Kartoffelpuffer, another potato dish (you must have guessed by now that Kartoffel means potato in German), is very much like the Jewish Latkes. Most people love to eat it with Apfelmus (apples cooked to baby food consistency. The English call it applesauce.) Some, though, are quite happy to have it with freshly ground pepper and some put it between white bread. I swear.

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