How to Cook Currywurst: A German-Inspired Snack

Updated on January 14, 2020
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How to cook currywurst.
How to cook currywurst. | Source

Sausage and French fries are two of the most popular snacks all over the world. During my trip to Germany, I tasted one of their most famous street foods: currywurst. What makes this snack special is the currywurst sauce, which they call curry ketchup. Let me show you how to make this delicious German snack.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 1 serving
Ingredients. | Source


  • 150 grams fries
  • 3 tablespoons curry sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 hot dog
  • salt, for the fries
  • cooking oil
  • water, as needed

Curry Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup sweet and spicy ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder


For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 small bowl
  • 2 small plates
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • saute pan
  • fry pan
  • tongs
  • skimmer
  • plate or bowl


  1. Make the curry sauce: Mix curry powder and sweet and spicy ketchup in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a pan, cook the hot dog in water.
  3. While waiting for the hot dog to cook, start frying the French fries.
  4. Cook the French fries until slightly golden brown. Remove from the heat.
  5. Once the hot dog is cooked, remove from the heat. Set aside.
  6. Heat up the frying pan again.
  7. Cook the French fries a second time until they are golden brown or crispy. Remove from the heat.
  8. Season fries with salt.
  9. Plate the French fries and hot dog.
  10. Pour curry sauce onto your hot dog.
  11. Sprinkle some curry powder on top of the sauce.
  12. Serve with a drink of your choice.

Step-by-Step Video

Tips and Techniques

  • For a stronger flavor, add more curry powder.
  • Use sweet and spicy ketchup to make a flavorful sauce.
  • Double-frying the French fries results in a crunchier texture.

Currywurst recipe.
Currywurst recipe. | Source

Questions & Answers

  • How do exactly is the hot dog cooked? Do you put it in already heated water or just let it start cooking before heating the water?

    Heat the water first before adding the hotdog. Then allow it to dry up and do quick frying. Use just enough amount of oil to avoid the hot dog from sticking.

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      9 months ago from Manila

      Hello Centfie,

      I really love this snack. Easy to make when using this recipe hack sauce. I hope you try this currywurst too at home.

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      9 months ago from Kenya

      What a simple snack with a fancy name! But as you mention in your article, indeed, the currywurst sauce is what makes this snack special.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      10 months ago from Manila

      Hi Wesman,

      It may not taste exactly the same but it can be an interesting combination. I hope you try it!

    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      10 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Looks and sounds like an absolute winner to me. I have some Heinz Jalapeno ketchup, I wonder would that work. Or would it merely be a Texas enough version. Of course we've large numbers of German immigrant history here.

      And I've always got curry powder, which here is always mostly Turmeric.

      Anyway, I'm kind of new to fancy ketchups. There are a lot of them around now, and I may be able to find a sweet and spicy one.

      I'm a bit sad about being late in the game to trying these things.


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