Sunday, April 20, 2014

HOW TO COOK STOLLEN

How To Cook Stollen –this dish is another German food but it is famous even in the United States. I had my first Stollen when I was like 12 years old and I couldn’t forget how was the taste like. It is delicious and I  was wondering why this kind pf dish is not as popular as kebab and marzipan. I found out that this Stollen thing is tricky to make and it requires a lot of ingredients so I thought that is why. But it is worth the effort, believe me. It is good to  prepare when you expect especial someone coming to you for a visit like friends or relatives, they would fell the hospitality just by eating this dish. The recipe I am going to share with you is not mine, I don’t remember when I got it from though. Anyway, here is how to cook Stollen:



Ingredients
2 tsp active yeast (dried)
6 ounce warm milk
1 egg
3 ounce caster sugar
2 ounce currants
12 ounce flour (prime or second class)
1 tsp salt
3 ounce butter

½ tsp cinnamon (ground)
1 tsp icing sugar
2 tbsp lemon extract
2 ounce sultanas
2 ounce red glace cherries (diced)
200 grams marzipan

Flaked almonds for topping.
oil


Cooking Procedure
  1. In a bowl, pour in the warm milk, add yeast and dissolve. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Add egg, sugar, butter, salt and flour. Mix perfectly until the dough is formed.
  3. Add lemon extract, cherries,  sultanas and currants. Knead perfectly until the dough becomes smooth.
  4. Grease a large bowl with oil. Put the dough in it and turn until all the surfaces of dough is oiled.
  5. Cover with cloth and let rise in size for 1 hour.
  6. Grease a baking pan with oil. Put the dough in it and spread to create a wide area.
  7. Arrange and roll the marzipan in the center of the dough and fold to cover the marzipan. Tuck it in by pressing the seams together.
  8. Turn the dough upside down and let rest for an hour.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  10. Bake the dough for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to  150 C and let bake for half an hour.
  11. Remove from the oven and let it cool down.
  12. Scatter some icing sugar, cinnamon and almond flakes on the loaf.
  13. And serve with hot chocolate or coffee.


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

HOW TO COOK SCHUPFNUDELN

How To Cook Schupfnudeln –this  delicious dish is a kind of home-made pasta. Its dough is made of potatoes and cut into some shapes like a spaghetti pasta noodles. This food is very popular in Germany especially in Baden-Wurttemberg. I already shared with you how to make spaetzle, I mentioned it because we are going to use that dish to make Schupfnudeln. This recipe I am going to share with you is served with many side dishes but what makes it more delicious is that this dish is best served with almost any kind of meat especially when the meat is roasted. This recipe is just a simple one just to help you get started on making this dish yourself. It is not tricky so don’t bother yourself skipping this recipe, lol! Here is how to cook Schupfnudeln:



Ingredients
½ cup flour
1 ½ lb russet potatoes
¼ cup butter
1 egg
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp chopped parsley
¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Cooking Procedure
1.      In a pot, boil potatoes with their peel until cooked, that is approximately half an hour.
2.       Remove from water when cooked. Set aside and let it cool down.
3.      On a clean wide board, scatter some flour on it. Peel the potatoes and mash it on the board.
4.      Add flour and the remaining ingredients except butter. Knead until dough is formed.
5.      Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into 1cm thickness.
6.      Cut the dough into strips about 4cm long and stretch as much as possible. Set aside and let rest for 15 minutes.
7.      In a wide frying pan, put the butter and let it melt over medium heat.
8.      Fry the dough strips until golden brown each sides.
9.      Serve with bacon or sauerkraut.


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Friday, April 18, 2014

HOW TO COOK GAISBURGER MARSCH

How To Cook Gaisburger Marsch –this dish very common to us, it is just the name we are not familiar with because Gaisburger Marsch is just a counterpart of what we call beef and vegetable stew. Although this is very German, you can make your own version of it by replacing some of the ingredients used in this recipe. Unlike other beef stews we make, cooking this dish requires beer. I know that some wine gives better taste to stews but I didn’t know that beer could also be added to stews, I was amazed when I learned about this thing. Actually the beer is used to combine with broth used for simmering and that’s is what we are going to do. I have shared with you the recipe on how to make spatzle, I am mentioning it because this stew is not complete without it. Here is how to cook Gaisburger Marsch:



Ingredients
1 pound beef (cut into cubes)
1 cup beer
4 cups beef broth (or enough amount to cover beef for simmering)
1 medium size onion (diced)
1 stalk celery
2 medium size carrots (diced)
1 pound uncooked potatoes (peeled and diced)
1 small bowl spatzle (cooked)
1 tablespoon nutmeg
Salt to taste
1 onion, (cut into rings)
Butter
1 tablespoon parlsey (chopped)

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pot, put the beef , beer, salt, diced onion, celery, carrots and broth.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer until the beef is cooked and tender.
  3. When the beef is almost cooked, drop the potatoes.
  4. In a skillet, melt butter and fry onion rings until translucent.
  5. Pour the stew in individual serving bowls and garnish with onion rings and parsley.
  6. And serve.


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HOW TO COOK FLADLESUPPE

How To Cook Flädlesuppe –here is another Aryan dish that you would like and the good news here is that you can use your leftover pancakes, yes. It is not tricky at all. This dish is a soup so you wouldn’t worry about the sauce or gravy or anything that you may want to get rid of everytime you make dishes. Flädlesuppe is actually composed of pancakes and broth. You can use your favorite vegetable broth on this one. It is up to you, who knows, your broth is way better than mine. But please, take note that do not make this one way earlier than you are going to serve it because the broth will get cold and the pancakes will fall apart by soaking up the broth. You can prepare the ingredients earlier though. Here is how to cook Flädlesuppe:



Ingredients
8 cups of  vegetable broth
6 small size pancakes (cut into strips)
1 medium size carrots (cut into sticks)
1 green onion (cut into sticks)
1 celery (cut into strips/sticks)
½ cup chayote (cut into sticks)
1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
1 tablespoon celery leaves (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pot, combine all the vegetables, pour in broth and boil until the vegetables are cooked.
  2. Add salt and pepper according to your taste, check the taste if not too salty to you.
  3. Put the pancakes in individual serving bowls.
  4. Pour broth over pancakes and add some cooked vegetables.
  5. Garnish with parsley and celery leaves and serve.


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

HOW TO COOK SPAETZLE

How To Cook Spätzle –this is a traditional dumpling in Central Europe especially in Germany and other countries inspired with Deutsch cultures like Austria and Hungary. This Spätzle or spaetzle is like spaghetti but we are not going to use ready-made pasta noodles because making the noodle dough is one of the processes we are going to do using this recipe I am going to share with you. Making this dish is not tricky at all but making the speatzel requires spaetzle maker which I think not all households have it. But if you have mechanical grater, then problem is solved because grater can be used in making spaetzle. I am not so sure if there is a ready-made spaetzle that we can buy from supermarkets because I have not tried looking for it in. You may want to adjust the amoun of ingredients according to your taste. Now, lets get the ingredients and do the cooking. Here is how to cook Spätzle



Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
Milk (amount depends upon the dryness of flour)
2 eggs
½ tsp nutmeg (ground)
A dash of white pepper (ground)
½ tsp salt
Water for simmering
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp parsley (chopped)

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a bowl, combine together flour, white pepper, salt and nutmeg. Mix well.
  2. Whisk egg, combine with ½ cup of milk. Mix perfectly.
  3. Little by little, pour the milk mixture to the flour to make dough.
  4. If the dough is smooth enough, do not add anymore milk.
  5. Put the dough in the spaetzle maker and press.
  6. In a pot, heat water until simmering.
  7. Drop the spaetzle little by little in the simmering water.
  8. Let it cook for 9 minutes.
  9. Remove the spaetzle from water and put in a collander to remove water perfectly.
  10. In a pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  11. Saute the spaetzle for 3 minutes.
  12. Transfer in a serving plate, scatter parsley over it and serve.


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HOW TO COOK SCHWEINSHAXE

How To Cook Schweinshaxe –This dish is a Bavarian counterpart of English pork knuckles or what we also call foreshanks. There are many version of this dish and some of these versions are tricky. But what I am going to share with you is not the tricky one because I don’t believe there is a huge difference between the tricky and simple ones as far as taste is concerned. It is good accompanied with beer and also red wine but I’m not much of a drunk person so water or soda pop would be great. And I eat it with rice. There are many German restaurants in the U.S. so you can try many versions of it because they serve Schweinshaxe. Sometimes, if I don’t find prok knuckles, what I use is just pork. Yep, because the recipe is not good just with pork knuckles but also good with different pork meats. Here is how to cook Schweinshaxe:



Ingredients
2 pork knuckles
1 large size carrots (diced)
1 medium size onion (diced)
1 leek (chopped)
1 stalk celery (chopped)
2 tbsp vegetable shortening
1 tsp black pepper (whole)
¼ cup beer
Ground cumin to taste
Salt to taste

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pot, put together pork knuckles, celery, leek, carrots, onions, salt and pepper.
  2. Add water enough to cover the knuckles.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium-high heat for 2 hours or longer depending on pork. Just check time to time if the pork is yet tender.
  4. Remove the knuckles from the pot and set aside.
  5. Remove vegetables from the pot and set aside.
  6. Reserve the broth.
  7. Pre heat oven to 220 degrees C. Put the shortening in a baking pan and melt.
  8. Put the knuckles, vegetables and 2 cups of broth to the baking pan.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, combine beer and salt (to taste) mix well until the salt is dissolved.
  10. Sprinkle the knuckles and vegetables with beer and bake for another 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and transfer in serving plates.
  12. Scatter cumin over the knuckels.
  13. And serve with sauerkraut.


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Monday, April 14, 2014

HOW TO COOK KNODEL

How To Cook Knodel –here is another dumpling dish from Aryan people. This is a traditional dish in Austria. Knodel literally means ‘dumpling’ and it is best serve with toasted bread. Kids love it so it is a good way for the mothers to have their children eat their food an I bet, kids would ask for more. This is good for breakfast and a good source of energy so this not just for the small kids but even for adults because this a breakfast that would help you do you morning chores since it gives fair amount of carbohydrates and protein. You are going to need 2 eggs so if you want to make it a little hearty, just use 3 eggs and remove the yolk. Here is how to cook Knodel:



Ingredients
1 lb toasted white bread (cut into cubes)
1 small size sweet onion (diced)
2 tbsp fresh parsley (diced)
2 tsp butter
2 eggs (whisked)
1 cup milk
Salt and pepper (to taste)

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pan, heat butter over medium heat.
  2. Grease a baking dish with butter.
  3. In the pan, combine oil and parsley, saute until the onions turn light brown.
  4. Add bread and toss perfectly.
  5. In a small bowl, combine eggs, salt, pepper and milk. Whisk perfectly.
  6. Pour the egg mixture to the same pan and mix well.
  7. Remove from heat and let rest for an hour. Make balls from mixture.
  8. Put the balls to the baking tray and cover with aluminum foil.
  9.  In a steaming pot, put water. Place the baking tray over the water for steaming.
  10.  Cover the pot and steam for an hour.
  11. Remove the tray from the pot and let cool.
  12.  Spread butter melts and serve.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

HOW TO COOK SAUERBRATEN

How To Cook Sauerbraten –Here is another German traditioal dish. It is  very popular in the Rhur Valley region of the country. I have never been to other regions of Germany but I am sure they even make this dish as well. I tried many versions of Sauerbraten and I can say all of them are worth trying because they are so delicious that you’ll get confused whether you are in United States or Deutschland when eating them. It consists of many ingredients so you may want to  replace some with other ingredients but be careful because you might end up ruining the taste, but why not? It would teach you a thing or two so don’t be afraid experimenting. Even myself messed up with the recipes as well but I found the right one that suits my taste. The process is not tricky at all  but you can’t eat it whenever you want because we will have to marinade it. Here is how to cook Sauerbraten:



Ingredients
1 ½ lb. beef rump roast
1 sweet onion (chopped)
½ cup red wine vinegar
½ cup water
½ tbsp salt
½ tbsp ground pepper
1 tsp brown sugar
5 whole cloves
1 bay leaf

1 tbsp flour
Salt to taste
Ground pepper to taste
2 tbsp oil
5 slices bread  (crumbled)

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a plastice container, combine together beef rump  roast, water, vinegar wine, onions, salt, pepper, sugar, bay leaf and cloves. Mix well.
  2. Cover and marinade for 3 days.
  3. After  3 days, remove the meat from marinade and dry.
  4. Reserve the marinade and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper, mix well.
  6. Add the meat and mix evenly until all the meat is covered with flour mixture.
  7. In a frying pan, heat oil over medium heat.
  8. Fry the beef until golden brown on every side.
  9. Pour the marinade to the pan. Set the stove at medium-low heat.
  10. Simmer until the meat is tender, it s slow cooking so it will take up to 3 hours.
  11. Remove the meat and slice.
  12. Add bread crumbs to the pan and stir while simmering until the gravy is thickened.
  13. Put the meat in a serving plate and pour gravy over the meat.
  14. And serve.


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HOW TO COOK PFEFFERPOTTHAST

How To Cook Pfefferpotthast-Another German dish. It is name derived from 3 things, the Pfeffer which means a general term for spicy and hot, pott  means cooked in a pot and the hast means fried meat. This Pfefferpotthast is not a tricky dish to cook, sometimes it is tougher to me when there is no place on earth I can get the ingredients. But this thing we are going to cook this time, the ingredients are common so there would be no problem at all. I have tried many versions of this dish but what I am going to share with you is the simplest but good enough to boast about. But don’t be so selfish, you are on the internet right now so why don’t you share this recipe and put it in your timeline? Let the world know about this great recipe. Here is how to cook Pfefferpotthast:



Ingredients
3 medium size onions (diced)
1 medium size carrots (diced)
1 leek (chopped)
2 stalks of celery (chopped)
2 tablespoon cooking oil
2 pounds beef (cut into serving pieces)
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
5 peppercorns (ground)
½ tablespoon salt
2 slices of rye bread (crumbled)
3 tablespoon lemon extract
¼ teaspoon sugar

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pan, heat oil, add the beef and saute until browned. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, saute onions, carrots, leek, celery until almost cooked.
  3. Put back the beef in the pan and saute for 1 minute together with the ingredients.
  4. Add water, bay leaf and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the water from the stew and put it in a bowl.
  6. In the bowl, add salt, pepper, lemon extract,sugar and bread crumbs. Mix perfectly to make gravy.
  7. Put the meat and carrots in the gravy and simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. And serve.

Note: You can serve Pfefferpotthast with boiled green peas and potatoes.



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HOW TO COOK PELLKARTOFFELN

How To Cook Pellkartoffeln –I can’t get enough of these German dishes. I still want more of them so I found myself looking up in the internet for the recipes. I don’t know why but they seem to be so appealing to me. I can’t blame myself because these German dishes are so delicious. Yes, most of them are just conterparts of the common food that we know but I always find mysterious taste whenever I eat them. I’m not saying that these dishes are the bests in the world but if there are 10 dishes that I would recommend, German Dishes would be on the list. This time, I am going to share with you another Deutschland food, I actually eat it for breakfast but I think it is also good for snack and even dinner. This recipe I am about to share with you is not mine. Here is how to cook Pellkartoffeln:



Ingredients
1 pound quark
¼  cup of low-fat milk
½ cup spring Onions (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoon flaxseed oil
¼ cup parsley (chopped)
2 pounds potatoes


Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pot, boil the potatoes and simmer (do not peel it), do not overcook the potatoes.
  2. In a  bowl, combine together  the quark, milk, onions, salt, pepper and flaxseed oil.
  3. Stir perfectly.
  4. In a serving plate, put a piece of cooked potatoes and pour a little quark mixture on the side. Garnish with parsley and serve.


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

HOW TO MAKE KARTOFFELSALAT

How To Make Kartoffelsalat –this is just a potato salad, only a German version. But it has different taste and I like it. In Central Europe, this dish very common. I think this food originated in southern part of Germany and many restaurants all over the world including United States serve this dish. This salad is usually eaten combined with sausages or hotdogs or it can be served together with another sort of salad like vegetable or fish. This is very traditional typically in southern part of Germany and Ruhr Valley region. Many versions of Kartoffelsalat are made outside of Germany especially in Austria and Hungary. This salad is great to eat, warm or cold so it is not a seasonal dish because you can enjoy it during summer or even winter. Here is how to make kartoffelsalat:



Ingredients
2 lbs potatoes (unpeeled)
1 small size sweet onion (minced)
½ tsp yellow mustard
Salt ot taste
Ground black pepper to taste
1 cup of vegetable broth
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pot, pour in water and salt enough to cover the potatoes.
  2. Put the potatoes and simmer until the potatoes are cooked.
  3. Remove the potatoes from water, let it cool and set aside.
  4. Peel the potatoes and slice.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine potatoes with onions, mustard, pepper and salt.
  6. In a pan, pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.
  7. Pour in the potato mixture and stir perfectly.
  8. Add vinegar and stir.
  9. Remove from heat and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  10. Add olive oil and stir.
  11. Check the taste for saltness, add some according to your taste.
  12. And serve.


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HOW TO MAKE AACHENER PRINTEN


How To Make Aachener Printen- this is a sort of cookie (others call it candy too.) This cookie is very German but I’m not so sure if this has originated in Germany because I have never been there before, not at all. One day, I was feeeling like I want to eat unfamiliar cookie(to me) so I looked up in the internet and I happed to find this very delicious thing the Germans always make every Cristmas. I decided to make myself a version of it. I combined sorts of ingredients that are usually present in almost every cookie I know to make and Ican say that the outcome is not bad at all, of course, since it was my first Aachener Printen to make. The only thing that could make you feel disappointed is that you should prepare the dough 5 days before baking it and that is a very long time to wait, lol! But it’s worth it because it helps the taste way better. Here is how to make Aachener Printen:



Ingredients
½ Kg of corn syrup
3 tbsp of water
½ cup ll-purpose flour
600 grams of flour
1 pinch of ground cloves
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground aniseed
2 tsp cinnamon
60 grams of candied orange peel
100 grams of sugar
150 grams of rock candy
10 grams of potash (or baking soda)
1 tbsp Rum

Baking Procedure
  1. Combine the syrup and water in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir until the syrup is almost boiling. Remove from heat and set aside. Get a cup of it for use after baking the dough.
  2. In a bowl, combine potash and rum, stir together until the potash dissolves completely.
  3. Grind the rock candy into coarse particles and add to the potash mixture.
  4. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl, stir and knead well until the dough is being formed.
  5. Cover the bowl and put it in a cool and dry place, let it rest for 5 days.
  6. After days of waiting, grease the baking sheets.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 F or a bit higher, but be care not to set it too hot.
  8. On a dough board, scatter some flour slightly and evenly.
  9. On the dough board, flatten the dough into ¼ inch thick. Make sure every side of the dough is slightly covered with four before cutting it.
  10. Cut the dough into desired sizes, I did mine with 1x2 inches size.
  11. Put the cut dough in the baking sheets with a distance of 2 inches between every dough.
  12. Bake for 15 minutes. When done, just let the cookies rest on the sheet and cool it down.
  13. Glaze the cookeis with syrup mixture and let it dry.
  14. Serve or store it in a cool and dry place.



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HOW TO COOK WIESN HENDL


>How To Cook Wiesn Hendl –this dish is very common, it is just the German name that make us confuse. For those who do not know what Wiesn Hendl is, it is just an Austrian-Bavarian name for Roasted Chicken. In Munich, Germany (Munchen,) there is a festival called Oktoberfest. It is a 16-day festival that start from late September to early October. It is part of the Bavarian culture where huge amount of roasted chicken is consumed. Wiesn Hendl is just one of the many recipes prepared in the said festivity. This dish is prepared with butter, pretzel (brezeln) and the perfect drink for this dish is beer. In the American cities where large number of Germans live, Oktoberfest is still held and Weisn Hendl is also prepared. I am not a German but it does not mean that I should get rid myself of this very delicious dish. This time, we are going to discuss how to cook this thing, it is not tricky at all, just be carefull not to burn the chicken or else you are going to ruin your Roasted Chicken. Here is >how to cook Weisn Hendl:



Ingredients
1 whole dressed chicken (1-1.5 Kg)
70 grams butter
1 bundle of fresh parsley
1 tablespoon of salt
½ teaspoon of ground pepper

Cooking Procedure
  1. We are going to use oven so preheat it to 195 °C.
  2. Prepare the chicken by rubbing salt, pepper and butter to it evenly, both inside and outside.
  3. Prepare the parsley by washing it perfectly.
  4. Dry the parsley with paper towel and chop.
  5. In a bowl, combine parsley with small amount of butter. Mix perfectly.
  6. Stuff chicken with the parsley mixture.
  7. Place the chicken in the roasting tray with the breast turned upward.
  8. Put in the oven and cook for 1 hour or until the chicken turns golden brown.
  9. When cooked, remove from the oven, let it cool for a bit.
  10. Serve with Brezeln and beer.


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HOW TO COOK KONIGSBERGER KLOPSE


How To Cook Konigsberger Klopse –this is another German dish. It is a counterpart of what we call meatballs in the United States. Unlike the commonly served meatballs that we know, this Konigsberger Klopse thing is a bit tricky and it requires more ingredients than the usual version we cook and serve. And it is worth it because its way better than the usual one. Here is how to cook Konigsberger Klopse:



Ingredients for meatballs
1 lb sirloin (ground)
1 lb pork (ground)
1 lb veal (ground)
4 eggs ( lightly whisked)
1 ¼ breadcrumbs
½ cup milk
1 medium size onion (minced)
1 tablespoon lemon peel (minced)
½ cup lemon extract
3 tbsp capers (chopped)
3 tbsp anchovy paste
¼ cup butter (molten)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper (ground)
All-purpose flour

Ingredients for broth
4 (8 oz.) chicken broth
1 bay leaf
¼ cup white vinegar
½ cup dry red wine
10 pieces whole peppercorns
2 tbsp capers

Ingredients for sauce
1 tablespoon lemon peel (chopped)
¼ cup lemon extract
1 cup sour cream

¼ cup parsley (chopped)

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pan, heat broth ingredients, simmer over medium high heat.
  2. While simmering the broth, in a bowl, combine meatballs ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Scoop meatball mixture and squeeze in hand to form balls.
  4. Roll the balls over the flour to get rid of stickiness and carefully drop into the broth.
  5. Simmer the balls for 15 minutes for every batch.
  6. Remove the balls from the broth with spoon and put in a bowl.
  7. Now let’s make the sauce. In the broth, put the sauce ingredients and heat. Stir while simmerinng until thick.
  8. Put the meatballs in a serving bowl and pour sauce on it.
  9. And serve.


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HOW TO COOK KOHLROULADEN


How To Make Kohlrouladen –here is another Germna dish that Aryans like. I’m not German but I love this dish. It is actually a counterpart of the Filipino dish called Lumpia. It is a Cabbage roll but more Germans because of the ingredients we are going to use. Unlike the Lumpia of the Philippines, this Kohlrouladen is made with rice, beef and butter. And instead of using gravy, we are going to use tomato sauce because it is better to combine with the ingredients being used. Here is how to cook Kohlrouladen:



Ingredients
½ kg cabbage (whole size)
1 cup raw rice
1 cup beef broth
½ teaspoon salt
1 pinch of ground pepper
2 tablespoon butter
1 small size onion (minced)
1 pound ground beef
1 egg (whisked)
Pepper

Ingredients for the sauce
15 ounce tomato sauce
½ water
2 tablespoonfull brown sugar
2 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon salt

Cooking Procedure
  1. Remove the core from the cabbage.
  2. In a bowl, put the cabbage and pour in boiling water directly into the hollow part where the core is removed. Continously pour in water until the cabbage is covered.
  3. Let it rest until the cabbage is quite supple.
  4. Remove the water and separate leaves but be careful not to damage the leaves.
  5. Remove the base part of the leaves. And set aside.
  6. In a pot, combine raw rice, broth and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer until the rice is cooked. Remove the excess water.
  7. Remove from  heat.
  8. In a pan, heat butter. Saute onions until transparent, do not overcook.
  9. Add beef and saute until the beef is brown.
  10. Pour the sauteed beef into the rice and mix perfectly. Stir in eggs.
  11. Put 2 spoons of meat mixture on every leaf and roll. Tuck in every end of the rolls.
  12. In a pot, put the rolls and arrange in layers.
  13. Season each layer with salt and pepper.
  14. In a pan, combine all the remaining ingredients. Bring to boil and simmer. Stir well and pour over the rolls. Set the oven on 350 F heat and bake the rolls for 2 hours.
  15. Remove from oven and serve.


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HOW TO COOK HASENPFEFFER


How To Cook Hasenpfeffer –it is a German version of rabbit stew. This dish is commonly served throughout the Central Europe. Unlike other rabbit stew, Hasenpfeffer requires a little numerous ingredients but it’s worth it because this dish is delicious and I prefer it over other stews made of rabbits or hare. I have a German friend and he’s the one who introduced me this dish. His name is Heindrich Kruger and thanks to him for this great recipe I am about to share with you. You may want to replace some ingredients according your taste and you can remove some if you have some allergy from them. There are places where rabbits are not meant for food but rather as pets so I can do nothing about that, but you can use chicken or pork if you still want to try this recipe. Here is how to cook Hasenpfeffer:



Ingredients
1 kilogram of rabbit meat, (cut into serving pieces)
1 pinch of salt
3 tablespoon flour
¼ kg bacon (diced)
½ cup shallots (finely chopped)
1 cup of red wine
1 cup water
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 tbsp chicken bouillon (granular)
1 tbsp Currant jelly
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 pinch of dried rosemary (ground)
2 tsp lemon extract (pineapple extract will do)
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp flour
1 pinch of dried thyme (crushed)

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pan, put the bacon and cook under medium high heat until brown.
  2. Remove from the pan and dry with paper towel. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, put the rabbit meat, add salt, 3 tablespoon of flour, and mix perfectly.
  4. In the same pan, saute rabbit until brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, saute garlic and shallots until the garlic turns light brown.
  6. Add wine, 1 cup of water, bouillon and simmer while stirring.
  7. Add jelly, pepper, bay leaf and rosemary.
  8. Put back the rabbit and the bacon into the pan.
  9. Slow simmer for an hour or until the rabbit is tender.
  10. Transfer to a platter.
  11. In the pan, stir lemon extract with 3 tablespoon of water and 2 tablespoon of flour. Mix perfectly.
  12. Stir the mixture over low heat, add thyme and stir constantly until thick.
  13. Pour over stew and serve.



Tag: How To Cook Hasenpfeffer

HOW TO COOK CURRYWURST



How To Cook Currywurst –this dish is very popular in Central Europe especially in Poland and Germany. Im not sure if this dish is German or Polish because the ingredient used is Kielbasa which is a Polish Sausage. Well, whatever, we are not here to talk about facts and figurs, lol. We are here to make this delicious Currywurst the Germans boast about, well, that’s understandable since it is true that you can boast about this dish for it is deicious and not tricky to cook, not at all. All you need is basic knowledge in cooking and make sure you know your favorite sauce  because making this dish is not picky when it comes to using sauce, you can use whatever sort you want. Hey, you are the boss of your own cooking, aren’t you? I’m just here to give you a little help. Here is how to cook Currywurst:



Ingredients
1 lb of Kielbasa
500ml of tomato sauce
2 tablespoon of hot chili sauce
½ tsp of salt
1 tbsp minced onion
½ tbsp of brown sugar
1  tsp black pepper, ground
1 pinch of paprika
Some curry powder

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pan, combine tomato sauce, salt, onion, chili sauce, sugar and pepper. Mix perfectly.
  2. Simmer for 5 minutes, stir until thick.
  3. In an oven, broil the Kielbasa until cooked, or you can use grill whatever you like.
  4. Slice the Kielbasa into ½ inch thick.
  5. In a serving plate, put the Kielbasa, pour over the tomato sauce mixture and garnish with curry powder and paprika.
  6. And serve.


Tag: How To Cook Currywurst

HOW TO COOK BRATWURST


How To Cook Bratwurst –this is another German dish that is commonly served in any German restaurants. It is not very familiar in the United States but enough Aryans living in the states know about this dish. It is actually a counterpart of what we call corndog sandwich or hotdog sandwich. There are many ways to make this Bratwurst thing but  one thing must alsways be present when making it- the beer. Yes, the beer. But you are not gonna drink it, lol! We are just going to use it for the simmering of brats because it gives taste. You may want to choose banana ketchup instead of using tomato ketchup, it depends actually upon your tatse,or you may want to use barbecue sauce if you like. It is not tricky to make, basic knowledge in cooking is good enouugh to make your own Bratwurst. This time, we are going to make a simple but delicious German Sausage Sandwich. Here is how to make Bratwurst:



Ingredients
5 pieces of Brats
300ml of beer
1 large size sweet onion, diced
5 large sausage buns
Ketchup (anything you like)
Brown mustard
Sauerkraut

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a simmering pot, combine beer and onions. Put the Brats over it and simmer for 30 minutes or until the Brats are cooked.
  2. Prepare the grill by firing up the charcoal, scatter the charcoal to make sure the heat is even but enough to grill the Brats.
  3. Grill the brats, turn every 5 minutes until grilled enough.
  4. Put every single brat in every bun and garnish with Ketchup, bron mustard and Sauerkraut.
  5. And serve.



Tag: How To Cook Bratwurst

HOW TO COOK BRATKARTOFFELN



How To Cook Bratkartoffeln –this is the very German version of French Fries, Im not sure but maybe because the fries rivalry was the reason why the Germans invaded France during the second world war, lol! I’m just kidding. But these two fries are different from each other, french fries is usually combined with the american burgers but not the Bratkartoffeln. German Fries is usually combine with bacon or sausages. Whatever the differences are, I liked them both and in fact, I go to Mcdonald’s and also in Auerswald’s. But let us talk about Bratkartoffeln alone because that’s what we are going to do this time, making this Deutschland Fries. Here is how to cook Bratkartoffeln:



Ingredients
2 kilograms of Potatoes (unpeeled)
1 cup of smoked bacon (diced)
1 large size sweet onion (diced)
½ cup of vegetable oil
2 pinch of ground pepper
1 tsp salt

Cooking Procedure
  1. Wash the potatoes, make sure to clean it perfectly but don’t peel it.
  2. In a pot, boil the potatoes until cooked, be careful not to overcook it.
  3. When done, let it cool. Peel the potatoes and dice gently.
  4. In a pan, heat oil, saute the bacon until cooked, remove from the pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, saute onions until transparent, remove and set aside.
  6. In the same pan, fry the potatoes until light brown.
  7. Combine all the ingredients in the pan, saute for another 5 minutes.
  8. Check the taste, just add some salt according to your taste.
  9. Transfer in a serving bowl and garnish withchopped parlsey if you like.


Tag: How To Cook Bratkartoffeln

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