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The Best of Currywurst in Berlin Germany

September 9, 2011
The Best of Currywurst in Berlin Germany

I spent a few days in Berlin last month trying to eat as much local streetfood as possible. Had a ton of Döner, and some “JFK’s” AKA Berliner. While you can pretty much get döner and jelly donuts anywhere (maybe not as good as Berlin), I was especially blown away by the currywurst in Berlin. I should be of course because Currywurst was invented in Berlin in 1949 when a local named Herta Heuwer obtained packets of ketchup, worchester sauce and curry powder from British Soldiers and served it over grilled wursts with fries.

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Currywurst is usually prepared with a grilled sausage (wurst) a side of fries, and topped with the magical curry ketchup sauce. Herta Heuwer, the inventor of Currywurst, actually patented her sauce mix called Chillup.

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You can find currwurst all over Berlin, from lowly makeshift streetstands/carts to high end restaurants.

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At Tegel Airport there’s a gutted railcar that serves a decent plate of currywurst. (It’s a great place to enjoy a beer as well before your flight)

Currywurst Recipe
3 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 pound kielbasa
2 tablespoons chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch paprika
Curry powder to taste

Currywurst is also pretty easy to make. Broil your sausage, mix the above mix in a saucepan and cook for several minutes and then pour over your grilled wurst. Serve with fries. Enjoy!

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