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31 Regional German Foods Everyone Needs To Try

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1. Labskaus – from Hamburg

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What it is: Potatoes and cured beef, mashed with beetroot, and accompanied with Rollmops herrings and fried eggs. Here's the recipe.

2. Kässpätzle – from Swabia

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What it is: German Mac and Cheese. Here's the recipe.

3. Soljanka – from Eastern Germany

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What it is: A soup from leftover meat and sausages. Here's the recipe.

4. Rote Grütze – from Northern Germany

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What it is: A fruit pudding made out of red fruits and vanilla sauce. Here's the recipe.

5. Himmel un Ääd – from Rhineland, Lower Saxony and Westphalia

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What it is: Black pudding, fried onions, mashed potatos and apple sauce. Here's the recipe.

6. Handkäs mit Musik – from Hesse

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What it is: Sour milk cheese marinated with chopped onions and caraway. Here's the recipe.

7. Maultaschen – from Swabia

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What it is: Pasta dumplings filled with meat. Here's the recipe.

8. Schäufele – from Franconia / Via

What it is: Pig's shoulder roast. Here's the recipe.

9. Schnüsch – from Northern Germany

What it is: A creamy vegetable stew with bacon. Here's the recipe.
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What it is: A creamy vegetable stew with bacon. Here's the recipe.

10. Currywurst – from Berlin

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What it is: Fried pork sausage with curry-and-tomato sauce on top. Here's the recipe.

11. Potthucke – from Sauerland / Via

What it is: Potato cake filled with bacon and / or sausage. Here's the recipe.

12. Eisbein mit Erbspüree – from Berlin and Brandenburg

What it is: Pickled and boiled ham hock. Here's the recipe.
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What it is: Pickled and boiled ham hock. Here's the recipe.

13. Saumagen – from Palatinate / Via

What it is: Stuffed pig's stomach. Here's the recipe.

14. Birnen, Bohnen und Speck – from Northern Germany

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What it is: Green beans, pears and bacon. Here's the recipe.

15. Grumbeerwaffele – from Palatinate / Via

What it is: Potato waffles. Here's the recipe.

16. Königsberger Klopse – from Prussia

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What it is: Meatballs in Creamy Caper Sauce. Here's the recipe.

17. Frankfurter Rippchen – from Hesse

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What it is: Hot cured cutlet with sauerkraut. Here's the recipe.

18. Dibbelabbes – from Saarland

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What it is: An oven-baked potato hash, made from grated raw potatoes, bacon or pork belly and leeks. Here's the recipe.

19. Würzfleisch – from Eastern Germany

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What it is: Chicken breast and gravy – the East German version of "Ragout Fin". Here's the recipe.

20. Frankfurter Grüne Sauce – from Frankfurt

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What it is: A cold sauce with 7 fresh herbs in it. Here's the recipe.

21. Leipziger Allerlei – from Leipzig

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What it is: Fresh vegetables and morels cooked with crayfish and cream. Here's the recipe.

22. Sauerkrautsuppe – from Thuringia

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What it is: Sauerkraut soup. Here's the recipe.

23. Pitter un Jupp – from Cologne

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What it is: Braised vegetables with pork and beef sausages. Here's the recipe.

24. Schupfnudeln mit Sauerkraut – from Southern Germany

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What it is: Potato dumplings rolled into little torpedo shapes, fried with sauerkraut and bacon. Here's the recipe.

25. Thüringer Klöße – from Thuringia / Via

What it is: Potato dumplings. Here's the recipe.

26. Gaisburger Marsch – from Swabia / Via

What it is: A beef and vegetable stew with Spätzle. Here's the recipe.

27. Blaue Zipfel – from Franconia

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What it is: Sour Bratwurst. Here's the recipe.

28. Sauerbraten – from Rhineland-Palatinate

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What it is: Sour marinated pot roast. Here's the recipe.

29. Quarkkäulchen – from Saxony

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What it is: Pancakes made from quark cheese and potatos. Here's the recipe.

30. Süße Rohrnudeln – from Southern Germany

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What it is: Sweet plum filled Oven Buns. Here's the recipe.

31. Obatzda – from Bavaria

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What it is: Spiced cheese and beer spread. Here's the recipe.