“That even in the dark times there are bright moments, and that the darker the times are the brighter those moments seem.”
― Uwe Timm, The Invention of Curried Sausage
Location: Karlsruhe, Deutschland
Recipe Style: Lunch/ snack
Cuisine: Deutschland, India
Today is faschingsdienstag. You might know it as Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday or simply carnival, depends on where you are. Very few people still care or even know about its religion purposes. It’s a big party for everyone anyway! From babies to seniors literally, every German go crazy on this day. People in costumes shout “Helau!!!” loudly while parading through the streets, (even though it totally sounds like “Hallo” to me), the audiences then respond it with a louder “Helau!”, after that guaranteed a bunch of candies, popcorns, sometimes even tiny liquor bottles are thrown towards the crowd, like a colourful storm.
While listening to the cheers, laughs and extremely rhythmic parade drum beats, I believe there cannot be a better time to write something on German food. What do germans eat on fasching? During olden days, it’s all about eating fatty food to celebrate the beginning of lent, a 40 days’ fasting. Today, it’s all about party food: doughnuts, berliners, cupcakes and curry sausages.
Curry sausages (Die Currywürste), a Deutsch national snack, fast food, finger food, drunk food or whatever you want to call it, one of the world’s best fusion food. It’s like the BFF of Deutsch beer. The strongest rival of Deutsch Döner.
It assembles sausages (red or white depends on the regions) with a special sauce made from tomato sauce/ ketchup and curry powder. What food can be more fusion than this? Quality german sausages are lightly fried and cut in trunks. Don’t forget those soft and richly flavoured caramelised red onions on top. In Deutschland, it is usually served with hard crust german buns or fries. Yes, this special curry sauce is definitely the best dipping sauce for all bread and fries.
Here is my first try of this home made curry sausages recipe here in the picture. My lovely hubby kept telling me what to do when I was preparing it for our dinner today. In the end, he is the only german in our household, and he knows what makes good curry sausages. One of the most important tips when making them is to make enough curry sauce. Trust me without the sauce, you won’t get the correct flavour.
PS. One serve of curry sausages on the street costs between 2.50 – 4 euro, depends on where you are in Deutschland. It’s fun to give it a try, but by no means that germans are actually making them freshly at home.
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