Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Kitchen My World -- Germany

This week My Kitchen My World visited Germany with our tastebuds. Roxanne of Roxanne's Road Rules picked Germany, thanks, what a fun culinary trip! I made...

Vegetable Strudel -- did you know strudel literally means 'eddy' or 'whirlpool' in German --referring to the rolled pastry that is used to hold a sweet or savory filling? Pretty neat, huh? The filling has beans, potatoes, carrots, and butternut squash, yum!




We had Spaetzle (spatzle), a favorite around here, an egg noodle pasta-ish dough is pressed through a special spaetzle press or colander into boiling broth or water, and prepared like pasta. I have a Norpro spaetzle maker from amazon that was a great deal and is really easy to use.


I also tried my hand at making a tofu schnitzel, which was actually pretty good. Mushroom gravy and green beans rounded out the meal, which was served with giant Bavarian pretzels -- a fun treat that we like to make a few times a year :)

6 comments:

Lauren said...

you made a million things!! i want to come to your house for dinner! and I am jealous about the spaetzle maker!

Elra said...

Great meal you have there, Andrea.
Your strudel looks delicious. Cheers.

Judy said...

Spaetzle was popular this week! The strudel sounds delicious.

Cathy said...

Your dinners always look amazing, Andrea! And OF COURSE you have a Norpro spaetzle maker! It had to be a lot of fun to research recipes from Germany -- and it looks like you chose some seriously yummy ones.

Flourchild said...

Absolutley delicious looking! Oh man your strudel looks wonderful..beautiful pictures!!

1freshstart said...

You make spaetzle!!!! Oh!!!!! I really miss Schnitzle. I tried making it a few months ago and it just wasn't the same as the little old lady and her man who owned a German joint in NC that we used to go to. I'm coming to your house.
~Cat

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