Not many of people has the chance to travel the world, but since our family is multicultural ( my husband is German, I am French and we live in the US), we have traveled to Europe a few times over the past year. We have done it for two reasons: 1, to see our families of course, but also to teach our children our language and culture.
Last year we decided to go Berlin. The kids had asked for years to go there to see the remnants of the war and learn about the history so we did. We learnt so so much. Though the city was still being rebuilt, we could imagine what it would have been like in war times. It was amazing, but it definitely compel you to reflect and ponder.
So being in Germany also meant eating German food, which I am not a fan of. I don’t generally care for bratwurst and potatoes, but I was able to find some good food and I really enjoyed my time there.
My husband introduced me to the national fare : Curry wurst. Curry wurst is very similar to our hot-dogs in the USA, they are sold at streets’ corners, and are very popular because they are good, fast to get and cheap.
While we were in Germany, my family ate at least one a day because they loved it, and because it is nearly impossible to get a good one here in the USA unless you go to a true German restaurant ( not easy to find).
Well, the other night we had a few friends over and because, we often prepared more food than my guests can eat, there were a few wurst left-overs. The next day, rather than warming them up, and eating them with mustard or ketchup, my husband asked that I made that famous curry sauce to accompany his wurst.
There are tons of recipes out there, and not knowing which to choose, I decided to mix a bit of all of them. As a result, my curry sauce was, according to my husband, the true one. I will take his word;-)
Ingredients for 4 people:
- 1 medium onion peeled and chopped thinly
- bratwursts cooked and sliced thinly ( 6-8)
- 1 tbsp of butter
- 2 tbsp of curry
- 1 tbsp of hot paprika
- 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp of pepper
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- cayenne pepper for added spice
- 1 can of tomato and pepper jar.
- 1 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
- In a small saucepan, saute the onions until they are translucent and golden.
- Add the water, the diced tomatoes and peppers, and all the spices.
- Bring the mixture to boil. When the sauce has come to boil, reduce the temperature and cook for a few minutes.
- Pour the content into a mixer, and puree the sauce.
- Pour the sauce back into the saucepan, and add the bratwursts that you would have sliced thinly.
- Cook for a few minutes (8-10) minutes or until they are warm and have absorbed some of that sauce.
- Serve in soup bowl, and eat on a buns ( as done in Germany) or with a pretzel stick. Yum!!!
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!