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Introduction & method

Germany isn't renowned for the quality of its food, but currywurst is slowly but surely taking over the world. It's all about the sauce - a tomato-based thing, frequently involving ketchup, some spices and, always, mild curry powder. The sauce is slathered over hot German sausage such as Bratwurst or Bockwurst, and served with french fries and a sprinkling of curry powder. This is proper drunk food.

Currywurst Recipe

Make the Sauce

On medium heat in a small saucepan, mix together the ketchup and tomato passata or puree. And the onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, Worcester sauce and curry powder. Stir well and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Taste the sauce - if it is too acidic, you might want to add a tiny bit of bicarbonate of soda - this will help balance the flavours and give a smoother-tasting sauce. Set the sauce aside while you cook the sausages.

Fry the Sausages

Add a little oil to a frying pan and fry the sausages until they are warmed through and a little bit browned on all sides.


Put the sausages on a plate with some french fries. You might want to slice the sausage first. Generously slather sauce over the sausages, and sprinkle with curry powder.

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Ingredients & Info

 2 each bratwurst or bockwursts
 half a cup tomato ketchup
 half a cup tomato passata or puree
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 half a tsp cayenne pepper
 1 tsp onion granules or powder
 a splash of Worcester sauce
 3 tsp mild curry powder
 quarter tsp bicarbonate of soda

US Customary/Imperial

Cooking time: 10 minutes.
Total time: 10 minutes.