Swabian Culinary Delights
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I got to hand it to Ruth on her German Way blog talking about a yummy Swabian Delight dish known as Linsen mit Spätzle, or Lentils with noodles. There are all kinds of bacon, onion, and carroty goodness in there.
This got me to thinking about other Swabian culinary delights.
Soups are real popular in Swabian cooking, as are potatoes. Try the Schupfnudeln (cooked mashed potatoes) and Kartoffelkuchen, a potato pancake topped with egg.
Of course, if you want to try some true German wurst, Swabian cooking can hook you up there, too. Not all of them are served hot, so you’ll find them in salads or sliced as cold cuts. Hmmmm…
I probably should not be writing this when I’m hungry… ;-)
Here are a few other dishes that’ll wet your appetite while traveling around Swabia.
Gaisburger Marsch — A beef and veggie stew, also made with carrots as well as potatoes and Spätzle.
Maultaschen — This is a ravioli kind of stuffed pasta filled with everything from bacon to onions, bratwurst to spinach generally served in beef broth.
Leberklöße — For those of you who don’t like liver, this dish served with onions might not be for you. But, try it anyway! You actually might not taste the liver part at all.
Hefezopf — Slather this sweet braided bread with butter, and you’ve got a seriously special Swabian supper side dish.
Krautkrapfen — Yeah, that’s right, sauerkraut. Did you really think you could try to eat German food and not find sauerkraut in there somewhere? Don’t worry, it’s not all about the sauerkraut, there’s caraway seeds, onions, and bacon in there, too.
Great, now I’m really hungry.
So besides touring your way around Germany’s scenic routes and looking at all the medieval castles and and palaces, make sure to eat your way around the country too — starting with all these Swabian delights! :-)
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