Questions with this tag should be about traditional ingredients, preparations or dishes from Germany - such as schnitzel, spaetzle,or strudel. Questions about ingredients common to German style cooking, but which aren't about a specific German dish, should not use this tag.

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Käsespätzle like the ones in Bavaria

I'm really impressed how here in Bavaria people can cook some delicious things... Well I fell in love with Käsespätzle. I keep having trouble making them just like at the restaurant, where no matter ...
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Salt for Sauerkraut

I am looking to trial making some Sauerkraut at home. I have been recommended getting canning salt. Trouble is the only available source is too much, at too high a price. What other salts, readily ...
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Can German Potato Balls be frozen?

Can they be frozen, before being cooked, for a week? I'm making sauerbrauten & potato balls for 25 people, and thought if I could make them a week earlier and just cook them that day, it would be ...
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How to fry Rösti so that it stays together?

I have been trying to prepare rösti a number of times these last few weeks with meager results. I have tried both making fresh rösti from grated potatoes and using vacuumed ready-to-fry rösti from the ...
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What weights to use for fermenting sauerkraut?

I am new to making sauerkraut. I do know the right ingredients for making sauerkraut, based on searching on Google. My question is what equipment should I use to weight the sauerkraut below the ...
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Döner Kebab Spices?

I'm trying to replicate the spice mix used for Döner Kebab. I am interested in spice combinations from any area. However, I am most interested in which spices are used to prepare it around western ...
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How can I replicate authentic German potato dumplings?

I lived in Southern Germany (Bavaria) for 5 years and while over there, my family fell in love with potato dumplings. I’m talking about the ones that are the size of a baseball. Here is a picture I ...
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How can I make sauerkraut to best preserve the probiotic elements?

I know that making Sauerkraut is basically putting layers of cabbage and salt in a jar and then filling with water. However, I have been told that doing this at home can allow generation of good ...
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Advice on meat cuts for German rouladen

I've been trying to figure out the best cut of beef to use for a German rouladen recipe. From the butcher and Google searches I've seen advice ranging from slicing flank steak (how would that work?) ...
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What are the key differences between brats in Germany and the USA?

I lived in Germany for 6 months, I ate a lot of bratwurst during that time. It was very very good. Here in the U.S. the bratwurst does not taste the same. I want a brat like the ones in I had in ...
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Where does the shape of pretzels come from?

I wonder where the shape of pretzels originated. My guesses: The holes make it easy to put them on a stick or rope and store them in a place (under the roof?) where mice would not get it. ...
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Ratatouille Strudel

We often have strudel for a vegetarian lunch option. Today's strudel was Ratatouille Strudel. What is strudel and what are the nutritional facts?
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Is Spaetzle a pasta or a dumpling?

Is it a pasta or a dumpling and what is the difference? To me, a pasta is smooth and shaped and doesn't have any "filling" (but can have ingredients added to color or flavor it before it is shaped) ...
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What is Spaetzle? How is it cooked?

We had Spaetzle for lunch today. I've never had Spaetzle and couldn't figure out the ingredients or cooking method.