What Are Some Popular German Foods?


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Some popular foods in Germany include apfelstrudel, eintopf and kasespatzle. Other popular German foods include currywurst, bratwurst, frikadellen and Schnitzel mit pommes frites. Much like other highly developed countries, fast food is popular in Germany, including pizza and burgers from American chains such as McDonald's, Burger King and Pizza Hut.

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Apfelstrudel is a German version of apple strudel that consists of a pastry stuffed with apples and flavored with sugar, cinnamon, raisins and breadcrumbs. It has been popular in Germany since the 18th century. Eintopf is a German stew that consists of broth, vegetables, potatoes and some kind of meat, which is typically beef, pork or chicken. Spatzle is a flour and egg noodle dish, while kasespatzle refers to the dish when it's topped with cheese.

A currywurst is similar to the common bratwurst, but it is topped with a tomato sauce seasoned with curry. Frikadellen is a meatball dish that is fried in a pan and served with mashed potatoes. These meatballs usually contain veal, beef and pork in addition to breadcrumbs, onion, eggs, milk and flour. A Schnitzel is a flattened piece of pork that is coated in breadcrumbs and eggs and then fried in oil. This is usually served with pommes frites, which are similar to American fries.

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