9 amazing dishes that make Germany proud

Not only famous for sausage, Germany also has a lot of fascinating dishes for you to experience.

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BRATWURST

German cuisine has more than 1,500 different types of sausages. If you try a type of wurst (German sausage) every day, it will take you… 4 years to try them all. Bratwurst (grilled or fried sausage) is the most popular street food of German cuisine. These sausages are made from pork, beef, seasoned with ginger, nutmeg, coriander or carum and served with tomato sauce or mustard. This dish can be seen on the barbecue grill of almost every outdoor party, especially in the summer.

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KNOCKWURST

Like a sausage of American hot dogs, but the taste of knockwurst is much richer. This boiled German sausage is made from pork or beef, also served with sandwiched and Dijon mustard.

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WEISSWURST

Made from smoked pork and beef, weisswurst has really strong flavor that sometimes it is quite salty compared to the taste of many people. Its meat is often mixed with parsley, lemon, onion, ginger and cardamom powder.

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CURRYWURST

This dish was created by Herta Heuwer in 1949 in Berlin. Currywurst is made from stewed pork, tomato sauce and curry powder. This flavor was inspired by British soldiers during World War II. Now it is served with potatoes and bread as a main dish.

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KARTOFFELPUFFER

The potatoes are crushed into small pieces, squeezed and fried like a pancake. It can be mixed with eggs, parsley, onion before frying. This potato pancake is usually served with eggs for breakfast. It can also be served with apple sauce and sour cream as a dessert.

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KARTOFFELKLOESSE

Potatoes are boiled, mashed, mixed with eggs and fresh cream, then folded like dumplings and boiled in water with a little salt. This dish is so famous and popular that there is even a museum for kartoffelkloesse in Germany, where you can learn about the history of the dish and learn how to make and enjoy the best "potato dumplings".

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SAUERKRAUT

This sour cabbage is a side dish that helps reduce the taste of meat, bringing the perfect balance for the meal. This is only cabbage soaked in vinegar like how we make other pickles. Simple, yet so tasty and tempting.

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SPAETZLE

This is known as the best vegetarian dish not only of the Germans but also of the Austrians and Swiss. These egg noodles are usually made by the own hands of German housewives. They say that every German woman can do it fluently. Spätzle's ingredients include wheat flour, eggs, and salt. Its shape can be quiet strange as it is hand-made in a unique traditional way.

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PRETZEL

To be precise, pretzel is a familiar cake, a favorite snack of Germany that you can find at every bakery on the street. This cake is baked dough with sesame seeds sprinkled on top. It is really crispy outside but very soft inside.

 

By: Archie Henderson

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