Sunday, July 24, 2011

For the love of schnitzel

Since I've been in charge of meal choices here in Victoria, I surprised the Canadian with a dinner trip to a German restaurant down the street full of sausage, kraut, and beer. I got a sausage platter with a weisswurst (white pork sausage), potato pancakes, and cucumber salad.
The cucumbers were thinly sliced and in a vinegar dressing that was tart and delicious. The potato pancakes were just big latkes, meaning fried shredded potatoes which were served with a side of applesauce. The sausage was mild flavored and thoroughly enjoyable. I had a pick of three different types and I specifically chose one that wasn't on the Canadian's plate of awesomeness so that we could try a little of everything. Chris opted for the sampler plate for a real German food experience.
Wiener schnitzel (thin cut veal or pork coated in breadcrumbs and fried), cordon bleu, jeager schnitzel (thin cut veal or pork covered in mushrooms, bacon and wine sauce), bratwurst, sauerkraut, home fried potatoes, and spatzle (egg noodles). On the side he got a gravy boat for the schnitzel and two crocks of mustard - one sweet, one dijon. And to wash it all down?
Some Octoberfest followed by a German bock. And yes, between the two of us we ate it all!

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