Food

Kartoffelsalat

Christian’s mom is in town visiting us and we have been eating more than just bread & spreads for dinner during the week.  Christian & I usually save the cooked meals for the weekend.  His mom had spent some time in southern Germany and brought us Leberkäse (liver cheese).  Leberkäse consists of neither liver nor cheese but is beef, pork, bacon & onions finely ground and placed in a loaf pan. It is then baked in the oven for an hour.  She said the perfect side to be served with this is potato (kartoffel) salad.  She didn’t use a printed recipe and took no measurements, she just went all on taste and her memory.

Boil some potatoes with salt.

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Mix up the dressing, consisting of mustard, vegetable broth powder, salt & pepper.

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Add boiling water to the dressing & mix.

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Let potatoes cool slightly and then peel.

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Cut the peeled potatoes into cubes.

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Pour the dressing over the potatoes.

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Mix well.  We let the potatoes sit for about two hours, allowing the dressing to be absorbed.

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Add some red wine vinegar & oil.

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Pour in some sugar to sweeten it up.

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We let it sit again and right before dinner, we added a little bit more oil, vinegar & sugar. 

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Dinner is served!  Look at the beautiful centerpiece that Christian’s mom made.  She brought a bunch of branches from trees/shrubs and assembled this little wreath for our fall table decoration.  Now you can see what Leberkäse is, it is in the loaf pan.  It tastes like sausage in a patty form & I ate it with sweet mustard. 

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