Monday, March 21, 2011

Germany: Currywurst with French Fries (Currywurst mit Pommes)

This is the ultimate German fast food, originally from Berlin. You can buy it everywhere: Street vendors, pubs, train stations, big events.... It's a quick and easy dinner (but of course not exactly a healthy one). The Deutschmacher franks are as close to the original as I could find here, although a thinner variety might work just as well.

Here was supposed to
be my picture of this 
dish, but a fussy baby 
and a whining toddler 
got in the way.

French Fries
4 Deutschmacher German Style Franks
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1 tbsp curry powder (or to taste)
1 tsp oil

Prepare French Fries as directed. In a sauce pan, whisk together ketchup, 1/3 cup of water (optional)* and curry powder. Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring frequently. When bubbly and hot, turn off heat and keep sauce warm. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Fry franks on all sides until heated through, about 10 minutes. To serve, cut a deep slit lengthwise into each frank, top with the ketchup and serve with fries.

*The amount of water depends on how thick you like your sauce.

1 comment:

  1. ¨ Aw this such simple recipe is so tasty to me. I love the thought of the sauce. Curried Ketchup. Yeah ¨