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German food part 1: hot German potato salad

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I dont know much about German food (or German culture in general), and what I do know is limited mostly to stereotypes:

Epcot didn't teach me much

But I’m always open to trying new foods, so when I was at Disney we ate at Biergarten. The food was exciting, the people were nice, and the music was lively! So when Ken and I were deciding what cuisine to tackle next, I thought, “why not German?”

This proved a little more difficult than we imagined, and while I’m fairly certain our methods were as unauthentic as you can get while still calling it German food, I think it turned out well!

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On our menu we had:

  • hot German potato salad
  • Spaetzle dumplings
  • Knockwurst
  • and of course, beer

 

I knew right away I wanted to make spaetzle. When I had it at Biergarten, I was blown away by how tasty it was, even though I didn’t know what was in it. Making it at home was a bit of an adventure, because the recipe we used called for a spaetzle maker, which obviously I don’t have. So we had to get a little creative. 🙂

Constructing the rest of the menu was a challenge, because German food apparently consists mostly of side dishes. After searching for recipes for days, we gave up on trying to find a big main dish and instead chose to make a spicy potato salad, and fry up some sausages to round out the meal.

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