Today #Sundaysupper has taken the retro food road and I am introducing you to the mysterious Currywurst lands! A dish that found it’s way for Sunday suppers in people’s homes back in the 50 and 60s in Germany was the Spaghetti with Currywurst Sauce. A faux pas of the crazy hippy time? Maybe, but I found a way to bring it back to life by fixing the flavor likings more to our time frame.
First of all what is a Currywurst? Curry is not the Indian Curry gravy (more about that here) and wurst is the German word for sausage. Back in the 50s, the after war time, a lady in the northern parts of Germany apparently discovered accidentally a dish called the Currywurst. Nowadays it is THE German street food and fast food. If you go to Germany, especially the northern parts, you will find a little snack stand where they sell that stuff. A spice blend is mixed into a tomato base sauce, the white or frankfurter style sausages are fried and the sauce is poured over the sausages. As simple as that, but what an addictive dish and anything comparable to the Indian style spice amounts in dishes!
Meeta from “What’s for lunch Honey” wrote a detailed article about the mighty Currywurst here, explaining it’s origin and even taking the reader on a virtual trip through the Currywurst capital, Berlin. You can find a nice little Currywurst recipe on her page as well.
Since we at #sundaysupper are all retro today and because this is such an exotic time frame for me, I ended up googling for cool retro recipes. Quickly I found something worthwhile and even exciting to make. Petra Foede from “Kulinarische Zeitreise” had listed up a couple of weird dishes from the time. The Spaghetti with Currywurst Sauce is situated over there somewhere between the stuffed Edame and the Florida Potato Salad. The blog is in German but if you see the pictures you will understand why the 50s and 60s were famous for so many insane food creations, I mean some dishes would be anything but a turn on. lol Anyway I believe the Curry sausage pasta is a very interesting Sunday supper idea. Stuffed with mild spicy tangy and sweet flavors, it opens another food fusion window in this world. Of course I have changed the recipe dramatically, simply because I believe it is a dish that needs a worldwide resurrection from the forgotten food trials of the past. My husband loved it, and he is the most difficult person to satisfy with food (I am not joking!). The Spaghetti sauce literally tastes like a hot Currywurst plate made in Berlin, so if you are looking for a new pasta sauce, you have just found it here.
- ~100 grams Spaghetti pasta
- ~ 1 Pair of Sausage - Frankfurter, Vienna Sausage, Strassbourg Sausage, St.Johanner or White Münich Sausage. (I found some sausage resembling Frankfurter here in Goa called Deutsch Frank)
- 1 big Onion
- Olive oil to fry
- 1½ Tablespoon Curry Powder
- 100 milliliter Tomato Paste
- 80 milliliter Tomato Ketchup (best original Heinz or even better homemade Ketchup)
- 200 milliliter Water
- 3 Tablespoon dark Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon mild Paprika powder
- pinch Salt
- pinch Pepper
- 1½ Tablespoon Honey
- dash dark liquid Soy Sauce
- chopped chives for garnish
- Boil the pasta first by keeping a pot with Salt Water to boil. Add the pasta only when the water is boiling and do not cover! (I am pointing the finger at my brother here). You can boil the Sausage with the Spaghetti together or you can fry the Sausage separately, that's up to you. Once the sausages are cooked, slice them and at them to the sauce and pasta later on while serving.
- Chop your Onion very fine, add some olive oil to the pot and fry the Onion translucent. Then add the Curry spice mixture and stir fry for a minute.
- Pour in the Tomato paste at this point, together with the Ketchup and stir fry for a minute. Pour 100 milliliter of the water into the pot and stir well. Keep the other 100 milliliter of water at the side for the end.
- Throw in the Balsamic Vinegar, the Paprika powder, salt, pepper, honey and soy sauce. Stir and cook for 3 minutes and pour in the remaining of 100 milliliter.
- Cook for approximately 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Garnish the pasta, sauce and sausage pieces with chopped chives.
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Sunday Supper Retro Appetizers:
- Irish Cheddar-Whiskey Fondue by girlichef
- She Devils: Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs by Ruffles & Truffles
Sunday Supper Retro Salads:
- Coca-Cola Salad by Magnolia Days
- Salmon Salad | Retro Tuna Salad by Family Foodie
- Ambrosia Salad by Simply Gourmet
- Romaine “Wedge” Salad with Hot Maple Bacon Dressing by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Carrot & Raisin Salad by The Roxx Box
- Sweet & Smoky Broccoli Salad by In The Kitchen with KP
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- Italian Style Bread by The Meltaways
- Creamed Chipped Salmon Jerky on Toast by Pescetarian Journal
- Grown-Up Tuna Melts by Home Cooking Memories
- English Muffin Pizzas by Comfy Cuisine
- Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a Shake by Mooshu Jenne
- Grown-Up Grilled Cheese With Tomato Soup by Catholic Foodie
- Toast Topper #16: Grandma’s Mock Apricot Jam by What Smells So Good?
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- Chicken Pot Pie Topped With Bacon Cheddar Biscuits by Chocolate Moosey
- Tuna Noodle Casserole by Country Girl in the Village
- Nana’s Marinated Beef Roast by Supper for a Steal
- Chorizo Scotch Eggs by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Chicken Maryland by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Mushroom Stroganoff by Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Dairyfree Toast Hawaii by Galactosemia in PDX
- Porcupine Meatballs by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chicken Kiev by The Urban Mrs.
- Salmon Quiche with Preserved Lemon by Shockingly Delicious
- Steak Diane by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Fried Chicken only in the Oven by In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Hambak Steak a.k.a. Salisbury Steak by Kimchi Mom
- Retro-Redo: Homemade TV Dinner by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Kicked Up Meatloaf by Curious Cuisiniere
- Shrimp Scampi (a lighter version) by Kudos Kitchen
- Old-Fashioned Pork Chops by My Trials in the Kitchen
- Jägerschnitzel by Sustainable Dad
- Healthier Hamburger-Corn Noodle Casserole by The Weekend Gourmet
- Inspired by Tuna Noodle Casserole by Cookistry
- Chicken-N-Biscuits Pot Pie Casserole by The Messy Baker Blog
- Souper Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes by Mama.Mommy.Mom
- Meatloaf that will make you swoon and Datz the truth by Midlife Roadtrip
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- Tator Tot Casserole by NeighborFood
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- Classic Corn Casserole by The Foodie Army Wife
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Balsamic by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Classic Green Bean Casserole Redux by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Mem’s Broccoli Casserole by Momma’s Meals
Sunday Supper Retro Desserts and Cocktails:
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- Old School Boozy Rum Cake by Webicurean
- Individual Baked Alaskas by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Rainbow Jello by Cravings of a Lunatic
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- Pineapple Bars by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Creamy Dairy Free Fresh Orange Julius With Coconut Milk by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Refrigerator Strawberry Cheesecake by There and Back Again
- Frozen Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by Juanita’s Cocina
- Boston Cream Pie by Gotta Get Baked
- Coca-Cola Cupcakes by Daily Dish Recipes
- Jello Poke Cake by Flour On My Face
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- Post War Apple Pudding by My Cute Bride
- Layered Mini Chocolate Banana Cakes by Big Bears Wife
- Raspberry Jam Cakes by Pippis in the Kitchen Again
- Cocktail: Moscow Mule by Crazy by Crazy Foodie Stunts
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