Currywurst
German Currywurst with extra curry powder

A Dish With Its Own Museum

The Currywurst might be the only street food worldwide that is honored with a dedicated museum, the Currywurst Museum in Berlin. The original dish from the Fifties is a short sausage, sliced and served with a secret curry sauce and bread.

From Street Food to a Complete Meal

The key to Vaca Frita or “fried beef” is slow cooked beef the Cuban way. Quick frying is the second and last step in the preparation.

Variations
  • Substitute cabbage salad with a quick sour sliced cucumber salad or with your favorite potato salad.
  • Add mayonnaise as an additional sauce.
  • Substitute French fries with baked potato wedges and/or baked root vegetables.
  • Use any kind of sausage that you prefer, e.g. hot dog or vegan.
The Currywurst Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:
[1] Ginger, chili, yellow mustard, paprika, turmeric, asafoetida, cardamom, fenugreek, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, white pepper and coriander

[2] Paprika

Currywurst
German Currywurst with cabbage salad
German Currywurst

German Currywurst

Cuisine German
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Shopping List

  • 1 lb sausages e.g. Bratwurst or Nürnberger
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 12 oz French fries frozen
  • 4 cups white cabbage finely shredded

You might have

  • agave syrup or honey
  • white vinegar
  • vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper

Currywurst Culinary Spice Kit

  • Pouch [1] Ginger, chili, yellow mustard, paprika, turmeric, asafoetida, cardamom, fenugreek, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, white pepper and coriander
  • Pouch [2] Paprika

Instructions
 

Cabbage Salad

  • In a large BOWL, add cabbage.
  • In a small POT, mix 3 tbsp vinegar, 1 tbsp syrup, salt & pepper to taste, and 2 tbsp oil.
  • Bring to boil, pour over cabbage. Let cool.
  • Let marinate in fridge for 24 hours.

French Fries

  • Prepare French fries according to package instructions.
  • When they are ready, toss them with salt and Currywurst Spices [2] to taste.

Sauce

  • In a POT, heat 2 tbsp oil.
  • Careful of splatters, add tomato puree.
  • Add 1 tbsp syrup, 1 tbsp vinegar, and Currywurst Spices [1]. Mix well. Bring to boil.
  • Cook covered 10-20 minutes over low heat. Stir occasionally.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Sausage

  • In a PAN, heat oil and fry sausages over medium heat until cooked through.
  • Transfer sausages to a plate
  • Cut sausage in 1/2 inch slices (optional).
Keyword asafoetida, fenugreek, paprika