Quintessential German: I do love me a nice Kasseler Braten
It is especially good with Potatoes and Sauerkraut.
We Germans do love our Meats. Pork especially seems to be quite Popula, and it is used in many Quintessential Dishes. Like Schnitzel and Bratwurst.
But today, I am going to write about the humble Kasseler Braten. That Stuff is made by curing some Pork Shoulder with often copious amounts of Salt.
That salty Meat is then smoked and cut into nice Slices that are then usually cooked in a thin Gravy. Or at least that is how it is done in my Family.
A bit of Kasseler.
But since we Germans also like our Side Dishes, and Potatoes, we usually have our Kasseler Braten with both those Things.
Here where I live, we usually serve the Dish with heaps of the tastiest Sauerkraut and a helping of Mashed Potatoes. This Time, we went with normal boiled Potatoes though. We just had had Mash a few Days before, with Leberkäse.
Those boiled Potatoes are also very good at soaking up the Gravy. It kinda turns them into a much simpler Mash, but it is also very delicious.
It was a bit salty.
Kasseler Braten is usually very delicious, but it can also be overly Salty. Yesterday, it definitely was much too salty. I am not really a big Fan of that.
With the Sauerkraut, it was still a very nice Meal though. The two complimenter each other perfectly, and the Potatoes also did their Part. I really did love it in the end.
But I also think that we Germans eat way too much Pork.