Thursday, December 22, 2011

Deutsches Essen!

How better to celebrate the season of stick-to-your-ribs food than with a German feast?

We used an apple peeler/corer for our mashed potatoes: it's multiple times faster this way. In seconds, the potatoes are peeled and "cored." Plus, potatoes prepared in this manner cook in only about 10 minutes!

We also made schnitzel... mmm. We sliced a pork roast into several thin (1/4") slices, rubbed each with some S&P and strong mustard, then coated each with some panko mixed with some thyme, parsley and rosemary. Finally,we fried them in a bit of olive oil.

Our sum feast! Schnitzel, Frikadellen (sumptuous meatballs), Salat, Rotkohl (red cabbage, prepared in a pressure cooker with some chopped apples, vinegar, and seasoning), und Kartoffelbrei (mashed potatoes).


1 onion
2-3 cloves of garlic optional
500 g minced beef
500 g minced pork or lamb
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2-3 T flour
s & p to taste
butter or oil for frying

Chop the onions and garlic finely in a food processor. Mix with minced meat, eggs, milk, flour and seasonings until a thick paste is formed. Shape into balls.

Heat butter or oil in a frying pan on high heat. Place the frikadellen in the hot pan.

Brown for 2-3 minutes on each side then turn the heat down, cover with a lid and leave to cook for 10 minutes or so, turning again, until cooked through.

(photos: Jaksco)


  1. Yum YUm YUM! Beautiful AND delicious! Can you post the recipe for the Frikadellen as well?

  2. Just posted the recipe for the Frikadellen! :)