Family recipes from around the world

Germany

Kasseler with Sauerkraut

Kasseler with Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 4 smoked pork chops 1/2 Cabbage – thinly sliced 1 can sauerkraut 1 onion – chopped 4 peppercorns 1 teaspoon salt 4 bay leaves 4 dried juniper berries 1 cup apple juice Directions: In a large pot, fry the chopped onions slightly in a […]

Chocolate Gugelhupf

Chocolate Gugelhupf

I adjusted one of my great-grandmother’s cake recipes to please my kids… they wanted chocolate! I will eventually post the original recipe. Ingredients: 7 oz (200 gr) Butter 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1.5 cups flour 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon […]

Bratkartoffeln – Roasted Potatoes

Bratkartoffeln – Roasted Potatoes

This is a nice side dish you can make with “leftover” potatoes. Ingredients: 1 lb (500 gr) boiled potatoes –  peeled and sliced 1 onion – finely chopped 3 oz (100 gr) bacon – sliced, and cut in thin stripes salt to taste Oil Optional: […]

Tafelspitz

Tafelspitz

This is a typical dish of Bavaria (Germany). Ingredients: 2 lbs (1 Kg) tri-tip (bottom sirloin, tafelspitz or punta) 2 carrots 1 stalk celery 1 Tablespoon salt Sauce: 2 Tablespoons horseradish 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 3 Tablespoons of the broth you boiled the meat […]

Schnitzel with white asparagus and spring potatoes

Schnitzel with white asparagus and spring potatoes

Ingredients: For the Schnitzel: 4 pork chops (boneless) 1 cup bread crumbs 2 eggs – beaten Salt and pepper to taste Oil For the asparagus: 2 lbs (1 Kg) asparagus 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt For the potatoes: 2 lbs (1 kg) spring potatoes […]

Angemachter Camembert – Camembert Cheese Spread

Angemachter Camembert – Camembert Cheese Spread

This is a nice appetizer, usually served at a “Beer Garten”  in the southern part of Germany. Ingredients: 1 small Camembert cheese (around 9 oz) 1 small onion quartered 1/2 small onion chopped very finelly 1/2 small onion in thin slices (for decoration) 2 tablespoons […]

Frikadellen – Meat Patties – Albóndigas

Frikadellen – Meat Patties – Albóndigas

These meat patties can be found all around Europe with small variations from country to country. They taste great alone with some mustard or ketchup, or eaten with a bun “hamburger style”. Ingredients: 2 lbs ground meat (1/2 pork, 1/2 beef) 2 Tablespoons sour cream […]

North Sea Crayfish

North Sea Crayfish

This is the way crayfish are eaten in Sylt,  Germany. Ingredients: 1 lb Crayfish 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon butter 1 – 2 garlic cloves – crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika Sour cream 2 – 4 Baked potatoes Directions: Fry the crushed […]

Crispy Fish Fillets

Crispy Fish Fillets

This recipe I figured out while on vacation in Sylt, Germany.  The fish used is called Seelachs in german (pollock) and is very mild in taste. Kids approved! Ingredients: 1.5 lbs Fish fillets (2 Pollock filets) 2 cups corn flakes 1/2 cup flour 2 eggs […]