Thursday, April 01, 2010
Hmmmm talking about food?
A Bavarian Lunch:
Kalter Braten : Cold Schweinsbraten (roasted pork) cut in thin slices usually served with bread and horseradish
Wurstsalat Marinated cold sausage cut in thin slices with onion rings
Schweizer Wurstsalat same as above but with cheese
Kartoffelsalat: Salad made from marinated boiled potatoes. It is a common dish in southern part of Germany, but the Bavarians tend to add more vinegar than others.
Obazda: A cheese creme with onions and paprika powder. Served with bread or a pretzel.
Leberknödelsuppe: Typical Bavarian soup with a dumpling from pork liver.
Leberspätzlesuppe: same as above, with many small pieces instead of a dumpling
Maincourses with meat:
Weisswurst: a traditional Bavarian sausage made from very finely minced veal and fresh pork. As it is very perishable, Weisswurst is traditionally manufactured early in the morning and prepared and eaten as a snack between breakfast and lunch
Schweinsbraten: the most common dish in upper Bavaria. Pork served in slices with gravy, accompanied by Knödel
Krustenbraten see Schweinsbraten:. They just want to emphasize the great crust you normally get with a Schweinsbraten
Schweinshaxe: Grilled pork joint often served as half or quarter Schweinehaxe.
Rollbraten: Pigs belly rolled up. Served with Kartoffelsalat and Brezels usually. Can be very fat!
Steckerlfisch: Smoked fish, usually mackerel or pike on a stick
Nürnberger Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut: Probably the smallest among all sausages in Bavaria this one become famous all over Germany. Fried sausages served with sauerkraut is a speciality from Nürnberg.
Leberkäse: Looks like bread, but it's meat. Literally translated it's " Liver cheese", but there's no liver and no cheese in it. It has a texture similar to cooked Spam.
Leberkäse is normally served with bread or , Kartoffelsalat and of course a good mustard.
Kässpatzen made of flour, eggs, salt, water and much Bavarian cheese. You can only get it in the Allgäu, the south of Bavaria.
Kaspatzen Spätzle (eggs, flour, water, salt) with sauerkraut, if you want with bacon.
Apfelkrapfen made of flour, eggs and apples.
First I was gonna put an asterix besides the things I loved to eat, but then I realized it was everything, well maybe except the Obazda, but then I have not ever really tried it either, but talking about all this food makes me want to go back home to Germany just to eat. Hmmmmm yummy! Wonder how many of you would a actually like our foods. Hmmmm maybe I can have a Weisswurst brunch at my house one day.....now there is an idea....and of course all of this tastes so much better in a bavarian beergarden. Surprisingly too my kids all enjoyed eating those things too during their visits to Germany. I guess it is somewhat in the blood. lol...