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Baggers und Apfelmus

Hi, I’m the Dork and I like food. Like, alot. And food is a big part of a culture, too. Every country, state, city, even individual families have their own ‘traditions’ about food, what you eat, how you make it, and who you eat it with.

Basically I’m excusing the fact that I talk about food so much. Bear with me here.

Nuremberg (where I’m currently living, by the way, in case you missed it) is technically a part of Bavaria (Bayern), which is the biggest and most southern German state. However, the region in which Nuremberg is located is called Franconia (Franken) and Nuremberg-ers in particular think of themselves as Fränkisch rather than as Bayrisch. They have a big rivalry with Munich, a totally different dialect than the one in the south, and would probably prefer to be their own state rather than part of Bayern.

What does this have to do with food you say? Well, just as there is a Fränkisch dialect and a Fränkisch culture in this area, there is also Fränkisch food. And obviously, since I’m here, I have to try some of the specialties of the area.

This weekend I had the opportunity to try something ‘typisch Fränkisch’ called Baggers und Apfelmus, or in high German, Kartoffelpuffer mit Apfelmus (potato pancakes with apple sauce). This is typically served as a side dish with onions and spices, or as dessert with powdered sugar. It wasn’t exactly an American-style dessert- basically deep fried hash brown patties with a little bit of powdered sugar on top- but fortunately for you, dear reader, I am not a particularly picky eater.


Verdict? 10/10 would eat again. But maybe for lunch, not after dinner.

One Comment on “Baggers und Apfelmus”

  1. mom says:

    Looks yummy!

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