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I thought it might be helpful to describe other typical Palatinate dishes, although I don’t have photos of all these at the moment.
Versoffene Schwestern (translation would be “drunken sisters”) is a delicious dish but only for the ones who don’t have to drive afterwards. It is a clear soup with white wine and sliced pancakes inside. For those who have been in Baden-Württemberg, it is something like the Palatinate version of Flädlesuppe.
Very typical for autumn, season of potatoes and prunes, is Grumbeeresupp (German = Kartoffelsuppe, potato soup), usually a thick soup, often with herbs or mushrooms or tomatoes. If the soup has a suffix “sauer” (sour), then it contains a little bit of vinegar. This potato soup is often served with Quetschekuche (German: Zwetschgenkuchen, prune cake), see photo of a stall at Speyer’s farmers' market.
Another typical dish is the so-called Dreckige Grumbeere, (something like dirty potatoes). This is a mixture of liverwurst and black pudding/black sausage, both minced and mixed with onions, then roasted in a pan, and served on potatoes. This dish also made it to Bavaria and I recently had it when I was in Regensburg (hence my photo is from Regensburg).
Also typical for autumn are Keschde (German = Kastanien, chestnuts) which are served as vegetable and often also as filling to stuff geese or ducks in late autumn.
The proximity to France’s Alsace is showing again in the dish Bäckerofe. For a detailed description of the French version of Bäckerofe, please see Jean-Louis' Baekaoffe at Kintzheim
Traditionally, Dampfnudeln (no real translation, even Wikipedia calls it like this in the English version) are served on Fridays, because they don’t contain meat. It is a kind of sweet roll served hot with vanilla sauce or wine sauce.
As snack in the seasonal wine pubs (Straußwirtschaften) or in the huts in Palatinate Forest along the hiking trails you can eat Weißer Käs (German = Weißer Käse, white cheese, although it has nothing to do with typical cheese), a creamy curd ("Quark") with onions, bell pepper, pepper and chives, served with thick bread and butter. When I was a kid, hiking in the forest with my father, we always had this at the end of our hikes. Oh joy, oh sweet memories. I often prepare it at home.
© Ingrid D., October 2008 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.), update April 2015.
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