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Regional specialties from North Rhine-Westphalia

Pepperpotthast / Pfefferpotthast

A simple but tasty goulash made from beef. In Westphalia, it is now considered a kind of national dish.

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Regional specialties from North Rhine-Westphalia

Potato cake Döppekuchen

In the Rhineland, Döbbekuchen or Döpekooche is one of the traditional dishes. Grated potatoes are baked in the oven together with smoked bacon (DĂŒrrfleisch). A cast-iron pot “en Döpp” is usually used for this. The originally simple dish (as in our recipe) is modified in many ways depending on the region and family. For example, 3 layers of potatoes are used, and in between they are topped with the ends of the mead and bacon.This meal is eaten in the northern Rhineland-Palatinate and southern North Rhine-Westphalia. A similar dish with the same basic ingredients exists in Saarland and is called Schales. It is also an integral part of Saarland cuisine. A potato cake from the rhineland. Advertisment

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Regional specialities from Rhineland-Palatinate

Backesgrumbeere – Oven jacket potatoes

Backesgrumbeere is a hearty Rhine-Hessian potato casserole with meat or ham.

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Regional specialties from the Saarland

Dibbelabbes – potato pan

Originally a simple dish of potatoes, onions, pancetta and simple spices.

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Regional specialities from Hessen

Ahle sausage

This typical regional speciality originates from the north Hessian region. Translated, the name means nothing more than "old sausage", alluding to the average 2-month maturing period.

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Regional specialties from the Saarland

Kappessupp from Saarland

Kappesuppe is a hearty white coal stew from Saarland. Recipe and more.

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Christmas cookies

Aachen Printen

The Printen are a gingerbread variant and are known for their typical shape, elongated strips. Recipe and story to go with it.

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