Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Rouladen - Was ist das?

Roll up some beef with some stuff inside. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Make some gravy, or some gnocchi, or some potatoes, or some red cabbage, or some au gratin something. In your best "Hogan's Heroes" German accent, cry out, "Das ist gut!!!"

During my Denver days, 2001-2011, I had dinner at the home of an extremely boring German lady numerous times. You may be asking yourself why I was there so often if she was that boring. Good question. Professional necessity is the best answer I can give.

Until today I never made rouladen myself. I consulted a few recipes and realized that it is so easy even Col. Klink could have done it. With our temperature hovering just a skosh above 20 degrees F, this is perfect "get in where it's warm and have a warm and comforting meal" weather.

I have largely given up posting recipes. If you can spell Google you will be boondoggled with more recipes than you can shake a Bier Stein at.

I served some gnocchi with my rouladen and some arugula wilted with hot bacon grease and tossed with a few finely sliced radishes and mushrooms.


Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness, das looks amazingly good. So sorry she was such a bore,at least you had a wonderful meal. This is fabulous.
Mary x

Jenn said...

Rouladen is such a comforting meal.. and you can stuff it and top it and serve it with sooooo many different things. Looks delicious!

Pam said...

Hogan's Heroes, my dad loved that show. Rouladen--I haven't made it in ages but will be soon. That German lady has relatives living in this area!

Chris said...

I asked Sgt Schultz how to make this and he said, "I KNOW NUTING!"

Knatolee said...

My stepfather was German and used to make Rouladen regularly and I really liked it! I haven't had it in YEARS and had forgotten all about it. I must try making some!

Knatolee said...

And I meant to add that my stepfather was German, hence his skill with Rouladen!

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