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Tuesday June 16, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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The Center for Rural Development 
2292 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY 42501

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The Center for Rural Development 
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German Cuisine 

Where many of your American favorite Foods actually came from. Many dishes that we think of as American Foods got their start in Germany, Meatloaf, Deviled Eggs, Hot Dogs (frankfurters, bratwurst), Hamburgers (bouletten), and many more.

Traditional German cooking is often thought of as being very hearty and rich with an emphasis on meat and potatoes, some say heavy, but it is tasty and delicious.

*JAGER SCHNITZEL – It means “hunter’s cutlets” in German, and the dish was originally made with venison or wild boar backstrap, pounded thin. It is now made with generally with pork cutlet or sometimes with veal cutlet, served with a mushroom gravy and KARTOFFELKLOESSE or SPAETZLE or LEICHER KARTOFFELSAL  or KARTOFFELPUFFER or Kartoffelpüree -mashed potatoes. The Chicken fried steak is believed to be an outgrowth of this dish brought to the USA by German immigrants.

KASE SCHNITZEL –Schnitzel with Melted Cheese

*KARTOFFELKLOESSE – Potato Dumplings, Old-fashioned German comfort food

* KARTOFFELPUFFER –Potato Pancakes

SPAETZLE – “Tinny Dumplings”  A traditional German dumpling or noodle, spaetzle is boiled in water or then
pan fried in butter and garnished with chopped parsley.


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