Quintessential German: We do love our Spargel
Plenty of it.
I know. Asparagus is not unilaterally German. In Fact, it is enjoyed all over the World. But here, it is something different.
Every Year, multiple Farm Hands flock into Germany to collect the Asparagus we eat. And that is a lot of Work. There were even exemptions put in Place because of Covid. That is how much we love our (white) Asparagus, or Spargel, as we call it.
The self-proclaimed Asparagus Capital of the World lies in Germany, after all. And we do have a Spargel-Königin. (> read more)
With Schnitzel and a Hollandaise.
The most popular way to enjoy Spargel, at least here in the Harz where I live, is to have it with Schnitzel, Potatoes and plenty of Hollandaise. It is very delicious.
Another Popular Combination is with melted Butter and cooked Ham. Or any Combination of the Two. Potatoes however are pretty much a must.
Needless to Say, I love my Spargel with Schnitzel. And plenty of Sauce.
Plenty of Sauce.
Traditionally, we Germans definitely prefer white Spargel. And usually, we just eat it when it is in Season, which lasts from mid April to around June 24. I have no Idea why the End Date is set so precisely, but the beginning of the Season obviously coincides with the Weather at the Time.
Regardless, we always eat tons of the Stuff. And when my Grandma Cooks it, that usually also means that there is Spargelsuppe on the Horizon. We really do try to limit Waste.
(I do not enjoy the Aftermath of a nice Spargel Feast though. That just reeks.)