London’s Telegraph identifies 10 German Street Food items you simply must indulge in before leaving Germany.
As late September beckons and early October is within sight, Oktoberfest season has arrived. And with it some incredibly delicious street food ideas, easy to make even at home.
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The German newspaper, the Local, describes the ever popular Currywurst as Berlin’s favorite street food. The origins of which came as a result of cultural mixing following World War II. And frankly say, it wouldn’t even exist without the British.
BBC Travel identifies it as a strangely addictive street food.
Currywurst At Home
“Currywurst is German street food and also one of the national dishes. It is grilled pork sausage served with curry flavored tomato ketchup or tomato sauce.”
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While often associated with Austria, Schnitzel has been widely popular and an expected dish on German restaurant menus and home on Sundays. Street Food varieties often come with sauces like Jägerschnitzel, a mushroom sauce, and Zigeunerschnitzel, a bell pepper sauce. Schnitzel is easy to make at home with this recipe inspired by Wolfgang Puck’s reminiscences.
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“Frikadellen are enormously popular in Germany. Enjoyed hot or cold and are present on menus across the country.”
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Bratwurst Stewed with Sauerkraut
Michael Symon stews brats with spices and sauerkraut for a rib-sticking meal. For utensil-free eating, he serves it up on baguettes.
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German Austrian Spätzle with Caramelized Onions
It’s said that Spätzle is “Essentially a sort of pasta, Spätzle is a simple combination of eggs, flour, salt and often a splash of fizzy water to fluff up the dough – yet in the right hands the results are wonderful.” And I would agree. It’s origins, according to the Telegraph, is from Baden-Württemberg.
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Hot Buttered Soft Pretzels
“Pretzels are available crisp and hard from your grocery or, if you’re lucky and in the right place, soft and chewy from street vendors. Our recipe is for the soft, chewy kind. The melted butter brushed over the crust is a bonus street vendors don’t offer!”
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Fried Potato Dumplings with Orange-Vanilla Sugar
These fried potato dumplings are known as schupfnudeln, which translates to rolled noodle and is the German version of gnocchi.
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Alsatian Pizza (Flammkuchen) Recipe
Flammkuchen is a specialty of Alsace, which lies on the border of France to southern Germany, that is closely related to Bavarian rahmfleckerl and, of course, pizza.
“Originally, flammkuchen (or “flame cake”) was a bit of dough rolled flat, covered in sour cream and baked in 2 to 3 minutes in a very hot, wood-fired oven in order to check the oven’s temperature and suitability for baking bread and other items. Often burned at the edges, it has made a comeback as a fast-food goodie covered with all sorts of toppings like bacon and onions.”
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Street-roasted almonds and other nuts are impossible to resist when strolling down German streets and walkways. Crunchy, chewy, and warm, with the perfect amount of spices. They’re easy to make at home. (Be sure to tap the translate button as this recipe is in German.)
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Traditional Kartoffelpuffer (German Potato Pancakes)
“A quintessential German treat that is beloved across every region of Germany, Kartoffelpuffer are not only a favorite dish to serve at home but are also a popular street food found at local Volksfests and holiday events like Fasching, Karneval and Christmas markets.”
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Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)
Easy Apple Strudel, or Apfelstrudel, is a centuries-old classic made easy with store-bought pastry. ”
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