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Welcome to the March 19, 2013 Newsletter !

Corned Beef Dishes German Style

Some things to do with Your Left Over St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef


Our German Cookbook Specials

Specials from the German Deli

The German Influence of Corned Beef and Cabbage


Corned Beef, Sauerkraut and Potato Auflauf (casserole)

Corned Beef Salat

(Corned Beef Swiss and Pickles)

Very traditional Northern German dish with Beets, and pickled herring

Corned Beef Kohlrouladen
A cabbage Roll is the perfect way to express your fillings.

Dublin Coddle
Could easily be a German Dish


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The German Influence of Corned Beef and Cabbage

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I know St. paddy's is come and gone, so I thought maybe you might have some Corned Beef left over. I have found over the years writing about Corned Beef that many folks cook corned beef for a delayed St. Patrick's Day celebration so they can have the brined brisket special that pairs so well with cabbage at least once a year.

I often try to share the German influence in many of our food traditions and I think that there is certainly some with this dish. Especially using the Brisket....

John King my chef friend and food historian of sorts wrote and talked about the German influence on Corned Beef Brisket and Cabbage. I thought it was interesting enough to share.

The popularity of Corned Beef and Cabbage in the United States is due most likely with the German Jews that migrated to the US. In Ireland you would generally make a Bacon Joint and cabbage, which is a cut of pork that isn't like our bacon at all but more like Canadian bacon. This cut was hard to find outside of Ireland. They found a Corned Beef Brisket in the German Jewish deli's that worked well.. Cattle ranching was very popular in the vast young United States, so the availability was easier. Brisket was the favorite of German Jewish Deli owners and they loved to corn it and also make pastrami.

If you are still planning to make Corned Beef and Cabbage soon
here are some tips on cooking corned beef the way our family loves it.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe


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Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Potato Auflauf
( Casserole)

This is a nice layered dish that you can use all kinds of different baking vessels and create
different layers with corned beef, seasoned sauerkraut, Emmentaler cheese and cream sauce
that is like a great Reuben sandwich filling casserole with a potato topping.

You can also use sliced potatoes as a topping for the Auflauf.

A crumb and cheese topping are my choice as a wonderful crunchy finish.

Even though Sauerkraut and Emmentaler cheese are certainly German the
Reuben sandwich isn't. But with the rye bread this United States invention
must have had some German influence somewhere.

Go here for the recipe for Corned Beef,
Sauerkraut, and Potato Auflauf

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Corned Beef Salat

This salat is simple and easy to make and a refreshing lunch or lite supper.

You can of course add different vegetables like tomato, asparagus tips, etc but
I suggest to keep it simple. One or two more items can be good, but too many can become confusing.
and with the dressing as well.

Go Here for the Recipe for Corned Beef Salat

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This is basically a Corned Beef Hash with beets added.

The name sounds a bit strange and the origin is uncertain...

The word comes from lobscouse (originally lob's course) or lapskaus, Norwegian (just north of Germany) for "stew" and refers to a meat based stew commonly eaten by sailors throughout Northern Europe, which became popular in seaports such as Hamburg, Germany.

To most of us in the states this is an interesting take on Hash or Corned Beef Hash
in that it uses beets to not only flavor it but give it a nice color. Barbara Schmidt from our Facebook page said that this dish came with some immigrants from Germany to the Northeast U.S. where she lives and they call it Red Flannel Hash.

This dish was popular for the sailors and dock workers around the seaport city of Hamburg and remains to this day. My grandmother spent a night in Bremen (near Hamburg) the night before she immigrated to America from the port in Hamburg in 1904, she was 14. I wonder if she had Labskaus for breakfast?

It is often served with roll mop ( Herring stuffed with a pickle) and spears of pickles
I also see pickled beets being served with it.

Come into my kitchen and let's make
with step by step pictures





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Corned Beef Kohlrouladen

Thank you to Sylvia Norris for this recipe

The Cabbage leaf is a perfect device to show off a nice filling.
Braised low and slow, the cabbage doesn't disintegrate but becomes
tender and one with the filling.

Looking for a good way to use up your corned beef?
Try this one.

Sylvia Norris sent me this recipe from
Whole Foods website
Corned Beef Kohlrouladen

that I modified slightly,

If you want some pictures to show you how to cook and blanch cabbage
Leaves and stuff them. Also how to make a nice sauce for cabbage rills

Come into my kitchen and let's make
With Step by Step Pictures

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Dublin Coddle
Layered Stew of Potatoes, Bacon , Onions, Bratwurst

My Friend Allan Marcotte who is German American told me last year he was making this Irish dish on St. Patrick's Day. Potatoes and suggested it's German like qualities. There are several things that
really seem German to me. Bratwurst, Potatoes and and a layered stew are all things I see in German

I really endorse this dish, what a great flavor.

Come into my Kitchen and let's make
Dublin Coddle
with Step by Step Pictures

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The 12th Annual Tomball German Heritage Festival will be March 30, 31, & April 1

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