Simple beef roast from the shoulder blade – Einfacher Rinderbraten aus dem Schaufelbug

Deutsch The beef blade piece is not for everyone because of the tendon in the middle. This of course is not really a tendon and braise it more than one hour converts it into a jelly like mass, which is a treat for the one and disgusting for others. The braise with vegetables is not very common in Germany, originally […]

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German pancakes – Deutsche Pfannkuchen

Deutsch German pancakes are the middle of American pancakes with yeast or baking powder and the French crepes. Thinner than American pancakes and thicker than crepes. In the batter comes only less salt, so you can stuff it with sweet or hearty things. On the pictures you find pancakes with hazelnut/chocolate cream. Not with Nutella, we used a cream without […]

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Turnip stew – Steckrübeneintopf

Deutsch Turnips unfortunately have a bad reputation in Germany, which still stems from the notorious turnip winter 1916/1917 in Germany during the First World War. Even in the first years of hunger after the Second World War, the turnips were again the first choice to alleviate the food shortage. In the 1990s, the turnips suddenly became sociable again and I […]

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Fried Camembert – Gebackener Camembert

Deutsch A classic with a good glass of dry white wine. I always recommend to the appropriate regional wine … before our move that was a Hochheim Riesling (Hock in GB), now a Wurttemberg Riesling. 4 servings Ingredients: 4 Camembert 3 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 egg 1 cup bread crumbs 1 tablespoon butter Preparation: Bread Camembert with flour, egg […]

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Herring, housewife style – Hering nach Hausfrauen Art

Deutsch Matjes fillets marinated in sour cream, onions, apples and dill. In addition there are boiled potatoes, the typical food on New Year and Ash Wednesday in Germany. 2 servings Ingredients: 4 matjes fillets, the oil poured off 2 cups of sour cream (400 g) 100 g onions cut into strips 1 apple, cut into small cubes 1 bunch of […]

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German French lentil stew – Deutsch Französischer Linseneintopf

Deutsch The recipe is of course neither French nor German. Actually it is a German stew with French seasoning. I could, however, imagine that such a dish is quite prepared as a winter meal in very rural areas of Lorraine and Alsace in a similar form. 8 servings Ingredients: 300 g dried lentils 1 bunch soup greens (leek, carrots, celery) […]

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Mussels in Rhineland style – Miesmuscheln auf rheinische Art

Deutsch This is a very simple recipe for mussels. Root vegetables and onions are cooked in white wine, add mussels, ready. The dish is very popular in Germany in the Rhineland from Cologne to Aachen, partly also in the Ruhr area. The main ingredients mussels from the Rhine delta and wine from the Middle Rhine were already available through the […]

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Shashlik pot – Schaschliktopf

Deutsch Shashlik is actually known as a skewer. Original from the Caucasus this is marinated meat on skewers and grilled. In Germany they make a skewer with bacon, kidneys, pork, peppers and onions, which is cooked in a shashlik sauce. Just ask yourself, why does that have to be on skewers, if that is anyway braised in a sauce. So […]

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Northern German kale – Norddeutscher Grünkohl

Deutsch Kale is considered here in Germany as a German specialty. In fact, it is more widespread than is generally believed here. It is the closest relative of the cultivated wild cabbage and is known since the 3rd century BC in Greece. Many European nations introduced it already at early days of colonization in America. 2014 there was a real […]

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