Friday, September 30, 2005

German Hamburger (Deutsches Beefsteak)

This is more of a myth that this orginided in Hamburg. Some of the original type foods are "Birnen, Bohnen und Speck" green runner beans cooked with pears and bacon, Bratkatoffeh (fried potatoes), Pannfisch (fried fish), Labskaus ( a strange looking mixture of corned beef, mashed potatoes and beets.

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and has the largest deep-sea port in the world. The city has been destroyed several times so it has few buildings built before 1945. Therefore, it is not a typical tourist attraction but is a place you go for musicals , sports events or exhibits.

German Hamburger

1 pound ground beef
1 medium -sized onion
2 tablespoons parsley
2 eggs
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon or other fat for frying
2 onions, sliced and separated into rings

Put ground meat through fine blade of food chopper along with onion and parsley. Mix thoroughly with eggs, salt, a dash or two of pepper, melted butter and flour. It is best to mix with your hands to thoroughly blend ingredients. Shape meat mixture into 6 patties. Heat butter or fat in a large heavy skillet. When fat is hot add meat patties. Fry until first side is rich brown; turn and fry second side. When done remove to heated platter.. Add onion rings to pan saute a few minutes until soft but not brown. Spoon saute onions over patties. If you would like sauce pour 1.2 cup broth or water into pan; let it come to a boil as you stir and scrape pan juice into it.. Pour over hamburgers.

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