How to Cook Currywurst: A German-Inspired Snack

Updated on September 15, 2019
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How to cook currywurst
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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, called currywurst. What makes this snack special is the currywurst sauce, which they call curry ketchup. Let me show how to make this delicious German snack.

Ingredients
Ingredients | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 1 serving

Ingredients

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

Curry Sauce:

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

Utensils

For Preparation:

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

For Cooking:

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

Instructions

  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 Fench 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 Procedure: Currywurst

Tips and Techniques

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

Currywurst recipe
Currywurst recipe | Source

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 weeks ago from California

        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 

        2 weeks 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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