A quick, German Abendbrot meal

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Every German butcher sells their own Fleischsalat, or meat salad. It’s popular on the breakfast table as an alternative to salami, liverwurst and sliced cheeses to eat on breakfast rolls, or for Abendbrot (evening bread) on slices of rustic bread.

When growing up, during our breakfast run to the nearby butcher and bakery, I would usually make it mandatory that we pick up some Fleischsalat, as it’s always been one of my favorites. Something magically delicious happens when Wieners or bologna sausage (Lyoner in Germany) and sliced pickles unite in a creamy mayo-pickle sauce!

Spread it onto crusty bread for a great, German food experience! This recipe is super easy and with having been busy planning an engagement party for my brother-in-law and his fiancée for 50 or so folks (so much stress and fun all in one!), this was the perfect, quick recipe to add to my collection.

Please try this out and let me know what you think in the comments below! I also added a recipe for a quick cucumber salad, which can be served as a side to go along with this for dinner.

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Ingredients for cucumber salad (combine all ingredients in a bowl):

  • 5 Persian cucumbers (14 oz), thinly sliced (I used this awesome mandolin – be careful!)
  • 4 oz crème fraîche (sour cream works if you can’t find it)
  • 1 shallot, small diced
  • 2 Tbsp thinly sliced, fresh chives
  • a splash of milk to achieve desired consistency (I used 2% milk)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for Fleischsalat, this should be enough for 4 slices of bread (combine all ingredients in a bowl):

  • 4 oz old fashioned Wiener sausages (or good quality bologna sausage), thinly sliced (see picture)
  • 4 oz cornichon pickles (I prefer the 365 Whole Foods brand)
  • 4 oz real majo (best to use German brand)
  • a splash of pickle juice
  • salt, pepper and sugar to taste

Serve on rustic slices of bread (if you’re local in KC, Farm to Market’s French Farm bread is amazing!) for an easy German-style dinner aka “Abendbrot” (evening bread). Guten Appetit!


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