Tatar – German raw beef

Deutsch The tartar or beefsteak ala tartare was already mentioned in the practical cookbook by Henriette Davidis in 1845. Also in her recipe she wrote that not all ingredients need to be used. I do not use anchovies, capers and sour vegetables (gherkins/mixed pickles) I do not like. Thus, in my tartar only salt, pepper, onions and egg yolk comes. […]

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Hessian Fraass – Hessischer Fraaß

Deutsch From where the dish has the thankless name ‚Fraaß‘ (grub, muck), unfortunately is not known, but it is a very tasty casserole from cabbage and a meatball dough. This version differs slightly from the original recipe, which contains much more cabbage than minced meat and no caraway and much more bread in the minced meat. I prefer a proper ‚Frikadellen‘ […]

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Frankfurt Lentil Soup – Frankfurter Linsensuppe

Deutsch Saturday was formerly the day of the stew. That was in the summer ‚Quer durch den Garten‘, a vegetable soup, and potato soup and at winter alternately pea, bean and lentil soup. The winter variants were not possible without the Frankfurters, which were first documented in 1562 for the coronation of Emperor Maximilian II. My recipe is slightly different […]

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Frankfurt green sauce – Frankfurter grüne Sauce

Deutsch The now familiar Frankfurt green sauce was not one of the favorite dishes of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, although that is always maintained, since this recipe first appears in 1860 in the Frankfurt cookbook of Wilhelmine Rührig. The sauce came probably from Italy as salsa verde over the French sauce verte to Frankfurt, when exactly is not known. Meanwhile, […]

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Hessian stuffed potato dumplings with bacon sauce – Diebscher mit Schustersauce

Deutsch Where does the term „Diebschen“ dates is unknown. The shoemaker sauce comes from the middle-Hessian-urban master craftsman status, who could afford during the week a piece of bacon or the Hessian kind of salami. This recipe describes the full version as a main dish. However, it is also possible to make only 1/4 of the recipe with table tennis […]

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Scrambled eggs with bacon and potato salad – Speckei mit Kartoffelsalat

Deutsch A hearty but refined dish. There is no claim that a scrambled egg is actually a simple thing. The change between raw and dry egg is sometimes a matter of seconds and just make the point in between, is the great art. The dish is found in almost all of Hesse and adjacent areas (partially former Hessian or Nassau […]

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Pork neck in Riesling wine – Schweinekamm in Riesling

Deutsch This is a very old recipe from the Rheingau, recognizable by the fact that the ingredients are all cut bite-sized. The origin is probably still before the 30 Years War, since at that time much more meat was eaten than afterwards. These is mainly pork from self-bred pigs. Beef and game were reserved for the nobility. While eating, the […]

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Beef tongue in horseraddish sauce – Rinderzunge in Meerrettichsauce

Deutsch A whole cured beef tongue is too much for us two people, so it is divided into three parts. The first third turns into tongue in port wine or Madeira sauce, the second third into tongue in horseradish sauce and the last third turns into cold cuts. During the week I don’t drive no special effort, just a bright […]

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