Currywurst – how to make your own

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Over 800 million currywurst are eaten in Germany each year. So what is currywurst and how can you make your own at home without having to wait for currywurst week at Lidl.

What is currywurst?

Currywurst is a fast food dish from Germany. It is a steamed pork sausage which is then fried and served usually sliced and the. Coated with. Curry ketchup sauce.

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Why is currywurst so popular in Germany?

We think it’s due to the fact that it’s a cheap meal and is easily made. It’s available all over the country.

 

How do you pronounce currywurst?

Remember in German W is pronounced as a V, so Curry vurst.

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Ways to eat currywurst

You can ask for your Currywurst with a sausage with skin on it (“Currywurst mit Darm”) or without skin (“Currywurst ohne Darm” or “darmlos.”).

Once cooked the sausage is added to a paper tray and sauce is added and topped with a sprinkling of curry powder. However this depends on where you buy your currywurst. Some stands have the sauce already flavoured with curry, or plain sauce and curry powder. Fries (pommes ) Mayo and a roll (brotchen) are common accompaniments.

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The history behind currywurst

It is said that the snack was first created on 1949 by German woman Herta Heuwer. Allied soldiers brought with them foods such as ketchup, Worcester sauce and curry powder. Herta was inspired to create a sauce that would go alongside the local pork sausage and make the famous currywurst dish.

Her recipe for currywurst sauce is unknown however it spawned a whole shedload of imbiss – food stands – throughout the city to make the dish.

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Where to eat currywurst in Berlin

Currywurst can be found throughout the city. Here are some suggestions to start off your currywurst journey.

Konnopke’s Imbiss
Schönhauser Allee 44B, beneath the U2 metro station of Eberswaldenstraße

Food Review: Konnopke’s Imbiss, Schönhauser Allee 44 b, 10435 Berlin, Germany

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Locations: Mehringdamm 36, Hardenbergplatz 9, Hauptbahnhof, Europaplatz 1, and S-Bahnhof Warschauer Straße

Currywurst in Berlin at Curry 36

Witty’s

Wittenbergplatz 5, Friedrichstraße Bahnhof, Schönefeld Airport

Curry-Baude

Badstraße 5/Gesundbrunnen Bahnhof

Bier’s Kudamm 195

Location: Kurfürstendamm 195

 

How to make currywurst at home

currywurst and beer

We used Lidl Bratwurst sausages for this, however any pork sausage will do. Just make sure you have a nice crispy skin.

lidl bratwurst

lidl bratwurst cooked
Ingredients

200ml tomato ketchup
4 tsp curry powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp water
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Method

Place tomato ketchup into a small saucepan and heat on medium low.
Add spices and Worcestershire sauce.
Mix thoroughly, adding water if the mixture seems too thick.
Simmer on low for 5 mins.
Serve over crispy cooked sausages.
Powder with curry powder for an authentic imbiss feel.

Serve with chips or bread rolls.

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currywurst sauce recipe

Currywurst sauce

Ingredients
  

  • 200 ml tomato ketchup
  • 4 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place tomato ketchup into a small saucepan and heat on medium low.
  • Add spices and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Mix thoroughly, adding water if the mixture seems too thick.
  • Simmer on low for 5 mins.
  • Serve over crispy cooked sausages.
  • Powder with curry powder for an authentic imbiss feel.

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