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Schälrippchen Mit Sauerkraut Und Bratkartoffeln- Spareribs With Sauerkraut And Sauteed Potatoes

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I will  not tell you how wonderful, tasty, scrumptious, delicious, ambrosial, appetizing, dainty, delectable, delish, flavorful, flavorsome, luscious, lush, mouth-watering, palatable, savory , sumptuous, succulent, tasteful, tasty, toothsome, toothy, yummy and just far-out super this dish is 🙂
Why not, you ask? Because, if you look at the pictures below and you don’t see it, words can’t help, and convincing won’t work 😦
For the ones who see, enjoy the pics and find the time to prepare this dish and you will find yourself superbly rewarded 🙂
Schälrippchen mit sauerkraut und bratkartoffeln is a typical dish from Swabia, the area in Southern Germany where I grew up. Typically eaten on a Saturday, it was looked upon as a very simple, down to earth dish, enjoyed only with family and not fancy enough to share with guests.
Schälrippchen mit sauerkraut und bratkartoffeln is one of those dishes which turn back the time for me, stimulating me to vividly remember times more simple and happy…….
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Guten Appetit !   Das Leben Ist Schön !
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All about  Spare Ribs
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More  Bratkartoffeln
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All about  Sauerkraut

Pictures of  Swabia
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P.S.
Traditionally, the brine for the ribs contains “Pökelsalz” which contains Nitrite and turns the ribs pinkish.
At home I use regular kosher salt instead, which will result in the same taste without the pink coloring of the meat.
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This is food which tastes even better when re-heated 🙂
If you can manage, eat just a bit after just finished cooking, then bury the ribs in the sauerkraut, top with the potatoes and keep in the fridge overnight. The next day, gently reheat.
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Schälrippchen Mit Sauerkraut Und Bratkartoffeln

Schälrippchen Mit Sauerkraut Und Bratkartoffeln

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Schälrippchen Mit Sauerkraut Und Bratkartoffeln

Schälrippchen Mit Sauerkraut Und Bratkartoffeln

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Schälrippchen Mit Sauerkraut Und Bratkartoffeln

Schälrippchen Mit Sauerkraut Und Bratkartoffeln

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Preparation :
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Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce – Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

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One  of the reasons I miss Europe so much is the fact that dishes like this are practically impossible to find on a restaurant menu here (or in any home, for that matter). Simple, delicious, real food one can eat with gusto. Mind you, I would not want this every day, but once in a while…….
So, as usual, if you want the best, you might as well learn to prepare it yourself 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce -  Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce – Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

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Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce -  Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce – Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

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Preparation :
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beef chuck roast or other braising cut root vegetables, water, bring to a simmer, cook until meat is tender, remove meat, set meat aside

beef chuck roast (or other braising cut), root vegetables, water, small amount of salt, bring to a simmer, cook until meat is tender, remove meat, set aside

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strain stock through a fine sieve

strain stock through a fine sieve

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skim fat from surface

skim fat from surface

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make a white roux of half butter and half a/p flour, add stock, whisk to avoid lumps, simmer for 15 minutes, strain through a fine mesh strainer

make a white roux of half butter and half a/p flour, add stock, whisk to avoid lumps, simmer for 15 minutes, strain through a fine mesh strainer

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add heavy cream, kosher salt and white pepper, check / adjust seasoning

add heavy cream, kosher salt and white pepper, check / adjust seasoning

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add grated horseradish

add grated horseradish

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start cabbage by sauteing   onions in garlic oil

start cabbage by sauteing onions in garlic oil

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add diced cabbage

add diced cabbage

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add red and green peppers. kosher salt, cayenne pepper, maggi seasoning, saute until cabbage softens a bit, check / adjust seasoning

add red and green peppers. kosher salt, cayenne pepper, maggi seasoning, saute until cabbage softens a bit, check / adjust seasoning

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saute small blanched potatoes in garlic oil until golden, season with kosher salt and cayenne pepper

saute small blanched potatoes in garlic oil until golden, season with kosher salt and cayenne pepper

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slice beef , arrange on serving platter

slice beef , arrange on serving dish

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nape with horseradish sauce

nape with horseradish sauce

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serve with sauteed cabbage and potatoes

serve with sauteed cabbage and potatoes

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Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce -  Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

Gekochtes Rindfleisch In Meerettich Sauce – Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

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” Weisskraut Salat ” ( White Cabbage Slaw )


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” Weisskraut Salat ” ( White Cabbage Slaw ) 

This is so much better than the limp, tasteless coleslaw offered most of the time.
This is crispy, tangy, refreshing. In Germany (and many other european countries)
we use this for different occasions, as snack, side dish or appetizer. The ingredients
are cabbage, onions, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar,caraway seeds. Some folks (me) like to
add a few drops of maggi seasoning, others a dash of sugar (not me) and/or garlic (me).
Try it on your next BBQ. You will be happy you did 🙂Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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” Currywurst “


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Here
  is my reply to a fellow chef who asked ( jokingly, I assume ) for a 
” secret ” sausage recipe :

Only if you don’t laugh at this Jeff. 🙂
I will not give you a recipe for any sausage because i have never made one following a recipe. You give me the meat, I get the seasoning and method,and off we go. Sausage making is, as i am sure you know, not about recipes, but about understanding the chemical reactions of the ingredients, temperature and time and the result you want to achieve.
However, I am sure you have heard of the German “Curry Wurst”. There are many variations, but the main ” secret ” is the “Curry Sauce”. I have surprised many a fellow chef who was not familiar with curry wurst ( mainly americans , since curry wurst is not usually served in this country ), by serving them a variety of different sausages as curry wurst, The sausages were usually pretty good, so nothing earth shaking here. However, the reaction to my ” Curry Sauce ” was usually and, surprisingly to me,  very positive.
I alway’s give up my recipes if somebody is mercyfully interested in them, but this one is so tremendously simple I don’t even consider it to be a recipe :
Simmer a bit of water, add curry powder, a bit of worcester sauce and ketchup. Simmer for a few minutes, cool down. Done.
Anything off the grill or pan or fryer you dip into this sauce – excellent !
As I said, don’t laugh – as with all food, sometimes the simple stuff gives the most satisfaction.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !

All about CURRY WURST

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