"Germany and Potatoes!" Germany Local Custom Tip by Leipzig

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People mostly associate Germans food with potatoes and they are right. Friedrich der Große (King Frederick the Great of Prussia) brought the potato to Germany and made it popular as probably nowhere else in the world. So popular that since the 18th century the potato can be found on every menu.

The real destiny for the potato is to be served as side dish. It comes with varying spices, boiled and fried as a gratin and it can be served in foil or as potato soup.
Another way to eat potatoes is to boil them in their skin, peel them and add just pepper, salt, chive and curd.

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  • Updated Dec 2, 2003
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