Recently we traveled to Germany for a short vacation. While we were there, we discovered a number of delicious completely vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants.
For example, here is a meal we had a Culux, a famous traditional wurst (sausage) restaurant.
As you can see, it was a tofu-based sausage with sauerkraut, salad and curry sauce. We also had a delicious potato salad on the side (that I neglected to photograph! 😦 )
Anyway, we decided to try to recreate this tasty meal here in Egypt. By chance, we found canned sauerkraut at Royal House!!! And, of course, we have our soy sausages from AHEF. All that was left was the salad (EASY!) and the potato salad. Well, after a quick search, we found a recipe for traditional German potato salad at VegWeb. In fact, the author claims that this recipe is originally from Bavaria, which is where we visited! Find the original recipe here or use or adapted version below:
Ingredients: (Serves around 10)
- 1 kilo potatoes
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup water
- 1 vegetable bullion cube
- 4 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- pinch of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 1 thinly sliced peeled cucumber
- 1. Boil the potatoes for 30 minutes and then rinse under cold water and drain.
- 2. Once the potatoes have cooled, peel them.
- 3. Gently chop.
- 4. Put into a big salad bowl.
- 5. In another bowl, whisk together your bouillon, garlic, vinegar, mustard, vegan sugar, pepper, salt, oil and chopped onion, and then carefully stir into the potatoes.
- 6. Gently stir in the cucumber and then refrigerate overnight.
Nutritional information: (1 of 10 servings)
127 Calories; 3 g Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 23 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Fiber; 2 g Protein
So here’s our German-inspired Vegan Treats!:
What ethnic foods do you like? Have you tried to make any vegan versions of them?