Germany has many amazing recipes and one favorite that my son could eat all day long is the Currywurst. Every time we go home to visit that’s the first thing he wants to eat as soon as we touch down and it is the last thing he will eat before we leave. Sometimes I get worried he may turn into a Currywurst himself eating it all the time.
Currywurst is a fast food dish of German origin consisting of steamed, then fried pork sausage or bratwurst whole or less often cut into slices and seasoned with curry ketchup, regularly consisting of ketchup or tomato paste topped with curry powder, or a ready-made ketchup seasoned with curry and other spices. The dish is often served with French fries.
My Teen has asked me for weeks now to make Currywurst for him and besides the pre-made Currywurst sauces that I brought back from Germany, I wasn’t able to make my own. I just could never figure out all the ingredients until a few days ago when a friend mentioned she made her own and I asked if she could share her recipe. BOY, that changed my son’s entire world. He now could have Currywurst anytime he wanted, the recipe was a hit with him and my entire family and I knew I just had to share it with you so you can dish up a real Currywurst for your family, too. It’s really simple, but so German.
I went all out and got a little fancy, I rolled our Bratwurst in puff pastry sheets after I heated them in the pan; they turned out delicious. You don’t have to do that, just heat your bratwurst like you usually do and smother them with the curry sauce and add some French Fries and call it dinner, that’s usually all we serve with the Currywurst in Germany, too. Sometimes we do server a Keiser roll instead of French Fries, just up to you.
If you do decided to roll your cooked bratwurst in puff pastry, it’s simple. Just brown your sausage, cut your puff pastry sheet into 4 sections, take one sausage and roll one of the sections around your sausage; finish all your sausages. Take a sharp knife, cute slits in the sausage/dough and put in preheated oven 375F for about 20-25min or till golden brown.. that’s it. Super simple.
In Germany we take our Currywurst very serious, we even have a Currywurst museum. Crazy isn’t it? The Deutsches Currywurst Museum is a museum in Berlin dedicated to the German sausage currywurst. The museum is located in Berlin Mitte near Checkpoint Charlie and is the first and only museum about Currywurst. The museum receives approximately 350,000 visitors annually! See, this Currywurst is a pretty big business and a pretty good wurst, too.
There you have one of our favorite German dishes, so simple yet big in flavor!
Have you ever heard of the Currywurst?
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