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German Dishes and Cabaret at the Olivier Awards

German Dishes and Cabaret at the Olivier Awards

The leading lights of British theatre gather this weekend to celebrate the best plays and shows in this year’s Oliver Awards 2022. One of the favourites to win in a number of categories is Cabaret – which is currently one of the hottest tickets in town.

One of the most successful musicals of all time, this new West End production features the songs Wilkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, Money and the title number Cabaret – with Berlin’s famous Kit Kat Club brought to life through the transformation of London’s Playhouse Theatre. So even if you have never seen it – you’re probably aware of the songs.

For those who can’t get tickets - it got me to thinking about how to create a nightclub culinary delight in your own home. Something cheeky, interesting, adventurous and small enough to fit on a night club side table.

 

These Kartoffelpuffer are amazing potato pancakes and a great handy dish to eat with one hand with a drink in the other, while watching a night club act or just the latest Netflix treat. Nutmeg is the secret ingredient, adding a nutty kick to these potato pancakes. Potatoes and onions are grated and mixed with the remaining ingredients before fried until crispy and golden brown.  Recipe HERE

Obatzda, is a German cheese dip which makes the perfect addition to your charcuterie board.  This isn’t just any mild cheese spread. Several kinds of cheese are mashed together with butter, including camembert and either Romadur or Brie cheese.  Then it’s mixed with a ton of minced onion, spicy Hungarian paprika, and several other spices adding a ton of mouth-watering flavour. Recipe HERE

Schwenkbraten are German pork chops. Traditionally, cooked on an open fire to get a chargrill effect. The marinade is key here with seasonings like juniper berries, ground mustard, and curry powder, every bite is packed full of flavour. Recipe HERE

 

 

Of course we couldn’t ignore that most famous of German snack foods – Curryworst. It’s basically sausage covered in spiced ketchup, but there’s nothing basic about this dish.  The sausage used is juicy bratwurst, while the sauce is made from tomato sauce, curry powder. The recipe is HERE

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