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Frankfurt’s green sauce

The Frankfurt Green Sauce is also known as Frankfurter Grie Sooss. This cold sauce is made from various herbs. Especially in Frankfurt there are exactly seven of them: borage, cress, chervil, parsley, pimpinelle, chives and sorrel . And these green herbs give the sauce its color and name.


Even in Frankfurt there are different ways of arranging the finely chopped herbs. For example, this mixed with hard-boiled egg yolk and sour cream pass through a sieve and season with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
But even without straining the sauce, completely without egg yolk or with coarsely chopped egg yolk can be stirred. Some variations also include onions, garlic, buttermilk, cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt or even mustard.

Whatever the mixture, it is served with potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. But the green sauce is also very popular with boiled beef, fish and brisket.
Because of the fresh herbs, Frankfurter Grüne Soße traditionally starts its season on Maundy Thursday at Easter and is served until the frost in autumn brings the herbs to an end. A good match for this is Äppelwoi.

Frankfurt's green sauce

Recipe Frankfurt’s green sauce

A cold, spicy sauce made from 7 fresh herbs with egg.
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Course: sauce
Cuisine: Hessen
Keyword: spicy
Difficulty: Beginner
Resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 Portions

Ingredients & Shopping list

  • 300 g mixture of herbs: parsley, chives, chervil, sorrel, dill, borage, cress, tarragon, lovage, lemon balm
  • 2 onions
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 250 ml sour cream or sour cream
  • 150 g yogurt
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • pepper, salt


  • Wash all herbs thoroughly and let them drain.
  • Finely chop together with the peeled onions or chop with a hand blender or a food processor and place in a large bowl.
  • Mix with vinegar, oil, sour cream and yoghurt, season with salt and pepper. Cover and leave to stand in a cool place for at least 1 hour.
  • Season again with salt, pepper and possibly a little sugar, leave to steep for 15 minutes.

Tips & Hints

Serve the Frankfurt green sauce with boiled or jacket potatoes.
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