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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Thuringian national food
As my first post on this blog I chose to show a typical German dish. It is the "national" food of Thuringia and one of my favourite home made dishes, too.

This is called "Thüringer Klösse mit Rinderrouladen und Chicoreesalat", which means Thuringian potatoe dumplings, beef roulade and chicory salad. The beef roulade is filled with mustard, bacon, onion, gherkin (?) and some spices.
In the picture there's also "Kassler", smoked pork chop, though usually there's only beef. In my family we usually have some kind of salad accompanying, but in German restaurants you'll mostly find red cabbage instead of salad.

There's a significant difference between Thuringian dumplings and other kinds of dumplings throughout Germany. Thuringian dumplings are completely made of potatoe dough, whereas e.g. "Fränkische Knödel" - Frankish dumplings are made of a dough of ground up softened bread rolls.
posted by Johanna at 2:42 AM


Blogger Johanna said...

Oops... mr. administrator could you please take care of that twin post beneath? :) Thx!

2:55 AM  
Blogger Johanna said...

Oh! I just realized I can do it myself, thanks anyway. :)

2:56 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Are the potato dumplings like perogies?

9:30 AM  
Blogger Johanna said...

Hm... if I only knew what perogies are... ;-)

4:24 AM  
Blogger Johanna said...

Ok, Kent told me. But to answer your question - no, they're not really like perogies (imho), because they're completely made of potatoe dough and they're shaped like balls

4:32 AM  
Blogger Johanna said...

this might be a better picture to get an ideo of them

4:35 AM  

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