Berliner Currywurst

Currywurst sausage is to Germans what Hot Dog is to Americans. In New York hot dogs are awash with ketchup, alacrity or sauerkraut on every artery corner, in Berlin currywurst is served with "curry ketchup." Currywurst is all about the booze and not the sausage. Currywurst sausage is authentic not by the capacity which are central of the sausage, but by the accession of back-scratch booze during serving. This agency that one can accept bratwuurst, bockwurst or any sausage like Brightness smoked sausage, and as continued as it is served with "curry flavored ketchup" it qualifies to be alleged Currywurst. As they are altered types of back-scratch and altered types of the booze produced, ample variations action amid sausages. An estimated 800 actor servings are awash in Germany anniversary year.

Currywurst can be begin everywhere: in Berlin, Hamburg and the automated Ruhr Area, it is awash by artery barrow vendors, baby restaurants or served at home.

Warschauer Straße alternation base in Berlin.

Hauptbahnhof alternation base in Berlin.

Currywurst is usually served on a cardboard tray and a little board or artificial angle is provided.

Paper trays

Paper trays.

Stainless steel forks

Stainless animate forks.

Disposable forks

Disposable forks.

Currywurst is served with a roll, aliment or french fries.

It is All About Sauce

In 2001 a bartering adaptation of currywurst booze was alien by Meica. This brought currywurst booze to a accepted consumer. Accessible to use back-scratch ketchups and sauces are awash in supermarkets.

The appeal for accessible to use currywurst booze in Germany is so abundant that Heinz Aggregation makes accessible to use Currywurst Flavored Ketchup, and Knorr Aggregation makes accessible to mix with baptize Currywurst Sauce. Those articles can be acquired in the USA online as well.

Meica currywurst sauce.

Meica currywurst sauce.

Knorr currywurst sauce.

Knorr currywurst sauce.

Hela currywurst sauce, hot and mild.

Hela currywurst sauce, hot and mild.

The simplest way to accomplish currywurst booze is to mix back-scratch crumb with amazon ketchup according to your own liking. Again booze is caked over broiled sausage, which is usually broken into abate pieces. You can add some Latin acidity to the sausage by abacus cilantro, garlic, auto abstract and some cayenne pepper.

Currywurst Museum

Due to the acceptance of the sausage, in 2010 "Currywurst Museum" was opened in Berlin. The abode attracts hundreds of visitors every day.

Currywurst Museum, Schützenstraße 70, 10117 Berlin, Germany,

History of Currywurst

Herta Heuwer

Herta Heuwer

The afterward advice has been acclimatized with permission from the Currywurst Building in Berlin:

"On the 4th of September 1949 Herta Heuwer got bottomward to work, it was a backing day, so business was apathetic and she had time on her hands. Bent to adjure up article absolutely for her guests, she took her anew acquired spices from the shelf, abacus additive afterwards additive to the aphotic amazon paste, carefully tasting and authoritative notes. Ten or twelve spices were to her liking. Herta Heuwer tasted afresh and a smile lit up her face. The abutting day she acrimonious up the sauce, caked some over a well-fried sausage and proudly served the worlds's aboriginal currywurst."

The bill ameliorate of 1948 brought accelerated amount increases, and shortages were still widespread. A beat spirit of adroitness was the affection of the time, and the affairs and bistro habits of the application armament brought new influences. In 1949 Herta Heuwer, the buyer of a fast-food angle in the British sector, began experimenting with capacity bought from British soldiers. She is advised the artist of the currywurst.

Herta Heuwer acquired her aboriginal fast-food acquaintance anon afterwards the war, affairs candy from a hawker's tray. In 1949 she bought an old van for 35 marks and adapted it with the advice of her bedmate and brother-in law. She put her affection and body into affairs her appropriate back-scratch sausages and angry out to be an able enterpreneur. Afterwards aloof a few months she was able to accessible a additional angle nearby. Up to nineteen agents formed there annular the clock. At its acme the angle was affairs 10,000 servings per week. She afterwards opened a baby restaurant which operated until 1974. Marta Heuwer withdrew from active the business for bloom affidavit in 1974, anon afterwards its 25th anniversary.

Currywurst bound became Germany's admired fast-food. A acquaintance who admired the booze abiding Herta to defended the rights to her recipe. Her "Chillup" booze (from "chili-ketchup) was registered in January 1951 at the Apparent Appointment in Munich (Patent Cardinal 721319). The name and logo are still adequate trademarks today. Herta Heuwer attentive the abstruse of her compound for the blow of her life, alike abnegation an action from a above booze manufacturer. Afterwards her bedmate Kurt died in 1987, she destroyed all abstracts apropos to her invention. TV presenter Harald Schmidt adored Herta Heuwer's determination, agreeable her to his appearance to accept a "first-class secret-keeper" award. Added German TV stars had her on their shows, and her adventure fabricated the TV account too.

Homemade Currywurst Sausage


Sausage (bratwurst, bockwurst, Brightness sausage, Italian sausage) | 1000 g | 2.20 lb.


salt | 3 g | 1/2 tsp.
curry crumb | 15 g | 2 Tbsp.
sugar | 18.0 g | 3 Tbsp.
pepper | 4.0 g | 2 tsp.
paprika | 2 g | 1 tsp.
tomato booze | 850 g | 30 oz. (2 cans)
onion crumb | 2.5 g | 1 tsp.


Pour amazon booze into a preheated skillet.
Add all capacity and mix together.
Bring to a boil, abate calefaction and simmer for 5 minutes.
Fry/broil/grill sausage on anniversary ancillary until amber and cooked.
Slice sausage into 1/2 inch blubbery pieces.
Pour back-scratch booze over hot sausage
Serve with aliment roll.

Onion crumb may be commissioned 1 average admeasurement onion (60 g). Fry the onion in 2 table spoons (28 g) vegetable oil until burnished looking, again simmer with tomatoe booze and added ingredients. Red alkali may be added (1/4 cup, 60 ml).

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