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Pan Fried Bread Dumplings with Green Salad – Geröstete Knödel mit grünem Salat

Restaurant Silberberg. A-6130 Schwaz · Alte Landstraße 1

Knödel dumplings are an essential part of Central European cuisine. Primarily prepared using bread but sometimes made of potatoes, these large, round boiled balls are commonly served as side items for meat dishes such as Schweinebraten roasted pork or stews – dishes accompanied by a thick and heavy sauce. But Knödel can also be the main star of a dish, as done here. In the Geröstete Knödel dish, Knödel bread dumplings are sliced and pan-fried and served with scrambled eggs. Continue reading

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Roasted Pork Hock with Sauerkraut and Pretzel Dumpling – Schweinshaxe vom Grill mit Sauerkraut und Brezenknödel

Stiftskeller Innsbruck. A-6020 Innsbruck · Stiftgasse 1

Bavaria and Austria (notably the western part) share many commonalities. In addition to the language and dialect, there are a number of gastronomic similarities – for instance, Knödel dumplings and Spätzle noodles are a traditional component of both Bavarian and Austrian cuisines. Delicacies and desserts like pretzels, Apfelstrudel and Zwetschgenkuchen are other notable examples. In terms of main dishes, Schweinshaxe is quite popular in Bavaria but also in various parts of Austria. Continue reading

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Big Yeast Dumpling with Vanilla Sauce (and Poppy Seed Sugar Mixture) – Germknödel mit Vanillesauce

Altstadt-Schmankerl. A-6020 Innsbruck · Kiebachgasse 9

Thick, warm, pudding-like vanilla cream sauce engulfs the bun-shaped dumpling; a generous mixture of finely ground poppy seeds and snowy powdered sugar decorate the top, creating a picturesque contrast of black and white. This dish is called Germknödel – one of Austria’s culinary delights! Traditionally eaten either as a dessert or main course, it’s the perfect dish for a cold day. Continue reading

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Roasted Deer with Sliced Bread Dumplings and Green Beans – Hirschbraten mit Serviettenknödel und Bohnen

Gasthof Knapp. A-6261 Strass · Zillertal

The winter season is upon us. Below freezing temperatures appear for weeks on end on the weather forecast. A combination of snow, rain, and sleet are daily occurrences in this neck of the woods, ravaging the mountain slopes. Winter means many things in the culinary world – stews, soups, and, of course, venison! Continue reading

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Tyrolean Roast Pork with Bread Dumplings and a Mixed Salad – Tiroler Schweinebraten mit Semmelknödel und gemischten Salat

Gasthof Goldener Löwe. A-6130 Schwaz · Husslstraße 4

Pork schnitzel, pork sausages and frankfurters, diced bacon, and sliced ham. Clearly, pork is a common staple in German speaking countries, including Austria. ‘Schweinebraten,’ or roast pork, is a quintessential part of both German and Austrian cuisines. Continue reading

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