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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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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Gyros, the Greek answer to doner – Gyros, die griechische Antwort auf Döner

Deutsch Gyros/Döner is a marinated meat cooked on a vertical skewer. Originally only mutton, now calf or poultry in Germany. Since Greece was largely Christian even during the Turkish occupation, the dish was prepared with pork. But who has such a rotisserie at home? So you cook the whole thing in the pan. 4 servings Ingredients: 800 g pork comb, […]

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Grilled pork knuckle – Gegrillte Schweinshaxe

Deutsch Grilled pork knuckle The pork knuckle is also a traditional Oktoberfest dish. It is grilled like the ‚Wiesnhendl‘ on upright heaters on long skewers. The knuckle is perfect through the crispy crust that forms during grilling if the knuckle has either very long layed in water or was pre-cooked. Again, the same method of applying spices is used as […]

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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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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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Sauerkraut plate – Sauerkrautplatte

Deutsch Sauerkraut plates are well known in many variants in Germany and Alsace. The sauerkraut is cooked with lard, sometimes with white wine and/or garlic and often with bacon. And yes, Alsace is now a part of France, this is true, but in earlier times this was a part of the German Empire until the time of the ThirtyYears‘ War from […]

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‚Möhrendurcheinander‘ Westphalian carrot stew – Westfälischer Karottenstampf

Deutsch „Möhrendurcheinander“ is a typical German-Westphalian stew. Basis is always a good broth, carrots, meat and potatoes. The meat is in the simplest case a little bacon, but can also be pork, fresh or cured. The recipe of my wife (who is from the Ruhr area) is even with blood pudding „Blutwurst“ instead of meat. 4 servings Ingredients: 500 g […]

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