“Currywurst is a typical German take-away dish, a hot pork sausage cut into slices and seasoned with ketchup and generous amounts of curry powder, or a ready-made ketchup-based sauce seasoned with curry and other spices. Usually served with french fries or bread rolls (called “Brötchen”), it is particularly popular in the metropolitan areas of the Ruhr Area, Berlin, and Hamburg.”
In attempting to make currywurst we formulated this fantastic ketchup recipe. We’re not really sure if this tastes like what they serve up in Germany, but hell, it tastes like gold to us!
Although the ketchup + curry power combination does work tremendously well on sausages, we have found that it’s also just a great alternative to ketchup – meaning, it is delicious when used on food like steaks, fries, eggs, BLT’s, burgers, and anything else you might use ketchup on. Try this sauce as an option at a barbeque – it would add a wonderful zing to something grilled up and served with baked spuds, salad, etc.
If you knock up a large batch and keep it in a squeezy bottle, it is ready to splashed on to anything savoury that comes to mind. One use we heartily recommend is lightly drizzling it over your scrambled eggs on toast at breakfast – tastes somewhat similar to a curried egg sandwich, but warm and sweeter. Totally yum.
The recipe is as follows:
1 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons curry powder
- Add curry powder to ketchup.
- Mix well.
Another great German invention! And, of course, great with beer!!!!!
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