Germany

German food or food I learned to cook while in Germany.

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Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies

Ingredients: 250 gr Sugar 500 gr Butter 750 gr Flour 2 Eggs 2 Vanilla beans 1 Egg to "paint" the cookies Directions: Blend the butter and the sugar until smooth. Cut the vanilla beans through their lengths and scrape the inside. Add it and the rest of the Ingredients to the bowl and mix. Form ...

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Chanterelles (Pfifferlinge) in Cream Sauce

Chanterelles (Pfifferlinge) in Cream Sauce

I was lucky to see chanterelles at the market. Although I do relate them to a milder climate, and although it has been so hot in the last couple of weeks that my family has been on a food strike, I must say that it was very well received at dinner time! Ingredients: 1.5 lb (750 gr) chanterelles 1 onion - finely ...

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Kasseler with Sauerkraut

Kasseler with Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 4 smoked pork chops 1/2 Cabbage - thinly sliced 1 can sauerkraut 1 onion - chopped 4 peppercorns 1 teaspoon salt 4 bay leaves 4 dried juniper berries 1 cup apple juice Directions: In a large pot, fry the chopped onions slightly in a little bit of oil. Add the ...

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Chocolate Gugelhupf

Chocolate Gugelhupf

I adjusted one of my great-grandmother's cake recipes to please my kids... they wanted chocolate! I will eventually post the original recipe. Ingredients: 7 oz (200 gr) Butter 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1.5 cups flour 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 3.5 oz (100 gr) melted chocolate ...

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Bratkartoffeln – Roasted Potatoes

Bratkartoffeln – Roasted Potatoes

This is a nice side dish you can make with "leftover" potatoes. Ingredients: 1 lb (500 gr) boiled potatoes -  peeled and sliced 1 onion - finely chopped 3 oz (100 gr) bacon - sliced, and cut in thin stripes salt to taste Oil Optional: Parsley - chopped Directions. Fry the onions in ...

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Tafelspitz

Tafelspitz

This is a typical dish of Bavaria (Germany). Ingredients: 2 lbs (1 Kg) tri-tip (bottom sirloin, tafelspitz or punta) 2 carrots 1 stalk celery 1 Tablespoon salt Sauce: 2 Tablespoons horseradish 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 3 Tablespoons of the broth you boiled the meat in. 1 teaspoon ...

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Schnitzel with white asparagus and spring potatoes

Schnitzel with white asparagus and spring potatoes

Ingredients: For the Schnitzel: 4 pork chops (boneless) 1 cup bread crumbs 2 eggs - beaten Salt and pepper to taste Oil For the asparagus: 2 lbs (1 Kg) asparagus 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt For the potatoes: 2 lbs (1 kg) spring potatoes 1 teaspoon salt Hollandaise ...

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Angemachter Camembert – Camembert Cheese Spread

Angemachter Camembert – Camembert Cheese Spread

This is a nice appetizer, usually served at a "Beer Garten"  in the southern part of Germany. Ingredients: 1 small Camembert cheese (around 9 oz) 1 small onion quartered 1/2 small onion chopped very finelly 1/2 small onion in thin slices (for decoration) 2 tablespoons soft butter 1.5 teaspoons ...

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Frikadellen – Meat Patties – Albóndigas

Frikadellen – Meat Patties – Albóndigas

These meat patties can be found all around Europe with small variations from country to country. They taste great alone with some mustard or ketchup, or eaten with a bun "hamburger style". Ingredients: 2 lbs ground meat (1/2 pork, 1/2 beef) 2 Tablespoons sour cream 1 Onion - finely chopped and fried in a ...

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North Sea Crayfish

North Sea Crayfish

This is the way crayfish are eaten in Sylt,  Germany. Ingredients: 1 lb Crayfish 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon butter 1 - 2 garlic cloves - crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika Sour cream 2 - 4 Baked potatoes Directions: Fry the crushed garlic slightly in the olive oil. ...

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Crispy Fish Fillets

Crispy Fish Fillets

This recipe I figured out while on vacation in Sylt, Germany.  The fish used is called Seelachs in german (pollock) and is very mild in taste. Kids approved! Ingredients: 1.5 lbs Fish fillets (2 Pollock filets) 2 cups corn flakes 1/2 cup flour 2 eggs Oil for frying Salt to taste Directions: ...

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