A delicious pairing of fried or grilled bratwurst (or hotdogs, if you like!) topped with a special condiment of perfectly spiced and seasoned curry ketchup makes up a currywurst dish! A very popular street food that you’ll find all over in Germany especially Berlin, currywurst is often served with french fries. A delicious snack on its own or enjoy it as summer food!
Hubby and I have been to Germany a few times. We’ve been there as a family a couple of times, sometimes it’s just me and hubby traveling and I have been there on my own, too. It seems like whenever we go back to Europe we find ourselves wanting to make a quick trip to Germany! We’ve both had fun and some not-s0-fun experiences while we were there but at the end of the day, we always had such fond memories. I think that’s why we kept on coming back!
But one thing we really enjoyed there was the food! We are a family of big meat eaters and we certainly love our sausages so going to Germany was a no-brainer! Berlin was the place where I first got acquainted with currywurst. During our family trip in 2015, before we even arrived in Berlin, my hubby Mark couldn’t stop talking about currywurst. He wanted to make sure that all of us got to try it once we touched down in the city! Thankfully, it would be hard to miss currywurst in Berlin as it’s everywhere!
From the time you get off from the train station or from the airport, chances are you’ll find a stand selling currywurst. During our quick stroll in the city shortly after we arrived, we found a small restaurant selling everything currywurst. We were so glad we found a good spot that sold really tasty currywurst. That’s us below enjoying our meal after a very long day of traveling on the train from Prague.
The kids really looked tired and serious in the photo! Thankfully, after a currywurst or two they were back to their cheerful selves!
The photos above and below essentially show what a currywurst is! It is a German sausage (pick the bratwurst of your choice!), often cut into slices and served drizzled with curry-flavored sauce (curry ketchup) and dusted on top with some more with curry powder. It is usually paired with some fries or bread roll on the side and, if you fancy, a German beer. Doesn’t that make you hungry? It sure made me want to get some brats and start grilling!
And now you can make a delicious currywurst in the comfort of your home! This is my spin on Berlin’s favorite condiment! It’s pretty easy to make and is really customizable to one’s taste and spice preference. So next time you grill some sausages or hotdogs, leave out the ordinary ketchup and mustard and try this instead! You’d be so delighted and this would become your favorite, promise!!!
Before I go, perhaps you might want to check out our travel feature on Munich and Berlin. Very interesting and now I’d love to go back and revisit these places and enjoy some currywurst while I’m at it!
Currywurst with Curry Ketchup Recipe
A delicious pairing of fried or grilled bratwurst (or hotdogs, if you like!) topped with a special condiment of perfectly spiced and seasoned curry ketchup! A very popular street food that you'll find all over in Germany especially Berlin, it is often served with french fries. A delicious snack or enjoy it as summer food!
For the Curry Ketchup
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 6 tablespoons water
In a saucepan, dry fry the curry powder and paprika powder on medium heat for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Add the butter to the spices; stir to melt the butter. Add the rest of the ingredients and allow to simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Set aside to cool.
Fry or grill the desired amount of bratwurst, franks, or hotdogs. Cook the fries, if you wish to serve these with fries. Alternatively, the brats may be served with bread rolls instead of fries.
To serve, drizzle the curry ketchup over the cooked bratwurst and fries. Sprinkle with a little more curry powder on top, if desired.