I hope that where ever you are your keeping warm.
To those of you with German heritage in Australia, Brazil, South Africa,
and other countries in the Southern hemisphere many are jealous that it is summer for you!
BIG potato Knodel or dumplings this week. I have had requests for those that like to make potato dumplings using half raw and half cooked potato, and BIG ones! I have been working on these and think that I have come up with a recipe that you will really like.
To pair up the dumplings a nice Pork and Sauerkraut stew that was as simpleas …place all ingredients in a Crockpot.
Sylvia Norris sent me a German breakfast idea called Apfelkratzen.
an apple pancake I experimented with this and thought it was very tasty and simple.
To those that shun pancakes and dumplings,or eat them with guilt I include some notes of how I fix them so they are
very waistline and heart Freundlich!
Also check out some of the German love phrases that you can tell your sweetie this Valentines Day, plus some German love songs that you can listen to while you look over the new recipes.
Also Ernst Arnold gave a new German restaurant pick.
A great winter dish that where the sauerkraut adds a lot of flavor to the stew.
The potato dumplings use half raw and half cooked potatoes which gives a unique flavor combination that you don't get by using just cooked potatoes. The use of croutons stuffed in the center of the dumplings hastens the cooking time, because it doesn't have to cook so long to get the center done.
if you use lean boneless pork loin ribs you have a low calorie and low fat meal ...Seriously. The dumplings can be made with Egg Beater
or egg whites, and they are mostly good potato that is loaded with fiber.
The broth consistency instead of a gravy thickened with fat and flour also reduces the heaviness.
We don't cover German breakfast food that much. Pancakes can be a great German dinner,
but these make an excellent breakfast. "Kratzet" refers to a scramble and this is first scrambled
and then left in the pan to set. I like this dish especially because the texture is very pleasant, not doughy and not just apples mixed with scrambled eggs, but somewhere delightfully inbetween. I also like the German touch of adding a hint of lemon zest to the batter.
This is a favorite restaurant pick from
Hi Stephen! I live in Hagerstown Maryland and we have a fantastic Bavarian Restaurant called the Schmankerl Stube. http://www.schmankerlstube. com/ If it isn't already on your list it ought to be. In the summer, one can drink and dine under the old oak tree in the biergarten. Nearby in Shepherdstown, WV is the Bavarian Inn but I prefer the Stube over the Inn. Best regards, Ernst
I order from the German Deli more frequently than ever.
I try to get in bulk to make the shipping dollars count.
Also there are sales all the time I like to take advantage of.
They are nice folks. If you don't believe me call them.
and tell them Stephen Block sent you from the German Goodies Newsletter.
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Kitchen Tool Review
The Wooden Spoon
One of my favorite and most used kitchen tools.
I love the feel and sturdiness of a wooden spoon. I can use it in any
non-stick pan, The flat bottom is nice so you can scrape the bottom
to loosen food as it is cooking.
I don't mind paying for a good wooden spoon. I paid 12 dollars for mine
It seems like a lot for a spoon but I use it every day and I love it!
I really appreciate all of you that donate recipes, and help answer
folks requests. Most of the newsletter is based on what folks request and
what you donate. I love to research the recipe and then put it on here
for all to enjoy.
When you email the recipe to those that request please send the recipe to
me also at
Do you have a good recipe for Hassenpfeffer? I used to order it at two different German reastaurants in my area that have gone out of business. We still have a very nice Bavarian restaurant here in town but they do not serve Hassenpfeffer.
I was wondering if you knew of a Canadian web site that I could order German food etc from. All the ones I found on line so far are in The USA and there for the shipping costs are much too much.
Thank you for any information you may come up with.
Looking forward to more of your news letters ,,, they are amazing.. :)