Recipe Collections – Recipes from Saarland

Dibbelabbes Saarland’s signature dish is an oven-baked potato-leek hash. Grummbeerkieschelscher Saarland’s version of crispy potato pancakes.. Hoorische (“Hairy” potato dumplings) and Gefillde These dumplings are called “hairy” because of their rough outer texture, and are sometimes stuffed with a ground meat mixture. Bacon gravy A traditional sauce for potato dumplings such as Hoorische or Gefillde. Bibbelsche Bohnesupp A bacon, onion, and potato soup.

Potato Hash from Saarland

Saarland’s signature dish, Dibbelabbes, is an oven-baked potato-leek hash, prepared from grated raw potatoes, bacon or pork belly and leeks in a Dibbe (pot) and baked in the oven.

Rhineland Specialties: Foods from North Rhine Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate

The German region of Rhineland refers to the area of land on either side of the Rhine River and consists of the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and parts of the Saarland. While North Rhine-Westphalia is one of Germany’s major industrial areas, it’s also a very prominent agricultural state. Especially in the Northern region, around the city of Münster, farming, milling and raising pigs and chicken is “big business.” The state of Rhineland-Palatinate is more known for growing wine, Two thirds of the wine produced in Germany come from this region: Ahr, Mittelrhein, Rheinhessen, Rheinpfalz, Rheingau and Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. The major … Continue reading “Rhineland Specialties: Foods from North Rhine Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate”

Saarland: the French-German Connection

In both area and population, Saarland is the smallest German state, apart from the city-states Berlin, Bremen and Hamburg. Saarland is named after the Saar River, which is a tributary of the Mosel River, which, in turn is a Rhine tributary. The state borders France (département of the Moselle) in the south and west, Luxembourg in the west and the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate in the north and east. Saarland has changed nationalities eight times during the past 200 years. In the 20th century, it became French after both the First and the Second World War, yet each time returned … Continue reading “Saarland: the French-German Connection”