thanks for the recipe. Hi, David, we hope this version of curry ketchup works out for you! 3. Identifying the best currywurst stands is tied to personal taste preferences and virtually impossible, but some have tried to organize top 10 types of lists nevertheless. To recreate authentic German currywurst in the US we recommend that you do not use the widely available raw, meaty ground pork bratwurst from Wisconsin – this is not the correct type of sausage. It was meant to be! Hi! Soon enough she opened her own food stand selling the dish, located near Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin Mitte and ran it until the 1970s. Learn how your comment data is processed. My family is all about the condiments! Directions. Dissolve 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar in 2 tsp [4 tsp] boiled water in a large bowl. Even though it has become vastly popular around the entire country, Berliner currywurst remains the gold standard. Cook while stirring until the curry powder melts into the ketchup and the red color deepens, about 5 minutes. Most vendors have their own recipe for curry ketchup which guarantees variations in the overall flavor. After a few minutes add vinegar, Worcestershire, sugar, salt, paprika and mustard. Great to hear, Mike! TIP: Use a deep sauce pan so that you can easily blend the sauce with an immersion blender at the end. It is firmly in the good junk food category. For the curry ketchup sauce: In a medium pot on medium heat, add the ketchup, honey, curry powder, a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. The resourceful house-wife is believed to have engaged in small trade with British soldiers who offered her ketchup, English curry spice and Worcestershire sauce for booze. If the sausage you procured is not pre-cooked, simmer it in water first. 6. Frau Heuwer never told anyone what the exact recipe of her curry ketchup was, reportedly not even her husband. Remove the onions to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil for 10 minutes. © 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. She died in 1999. In a nutshell the key features of currywurst are: You should note that an official recipe for a currywurst sauce does not exist. Cut in thick bite-sized pieces and serve smothered with curry ketchup and a dusting of curry powder. Bookmark this recipe to cookbook online. Definitely not cured and if smoked – very, very lightly. Mix well and cook for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens. After recently having traveled to Germany to visit my daughter, I got to experience this fabled Curry Wurst I heard so much about. After immigrating to the USA from Germany one of the foods I missed most was currywurst. It becomes a great dip for the fries. Hugs, Add the garlic and cook for another minute. So glad to hear:) I think you will like the sauce. Open the rolls by splitting them across the top, then scoop the wurst and onions into the rolls. Instead, look for good quality, fine grind German sausage, preferably boiled. When currywurst is served with fries as opposed to Brötchen it is very common for the fries to be accompanied by their own pommes fritte sauce or simply a generous dollop of mayo. Cover, bring just to a simmer and gently simmer until the wurst is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. It is either grilled or fried. Shred (or grate!) We’ve based this recipe on the one from The German Cookbook by Alfons Schuhbeck and it tastes very close to the currywurst we’ve enjoyed in Germany. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend all the ingredients. If the bratwurst in not pre-cooked first simmer it in water, then grill or pan-fry it. Cut each wurst link into 1/2-inch discs and chop the onion slices. I had the curry ketchup while in Brussels, Belgium at the Atomium and knew I had to find it in Germany. That curry ketchup sounds so flavorful, and I always love a good German sausage. We serve the sauce over grilled brats and it always goes over well. Score one more great recipe on my part, and scratch Germany off the list with cuisines to try out at home. It was all a case of acute luck, having most of the major ingredients on hand. Lower the heat to medium-low, add the garlic and curry powder, stir and cook for another minute. Wood or plastic mini forks are typically served with currywurst.