Leberkäse, a German street food

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I grew up on Leberkäse and I could eat it as breakfast. The name “Leberkäse” is a misnomer, it does not contain liver or cheese, mainly pork, therefore some people call it Fleischkäse and in English “German meatloaf”

You can buy these sandwiches at most Butcher shops in Germany as a snack. It is generally cut very thick. At home I fry a slice and put an egg on top (sunny side up). With that you can serve a potato salad

Leberkaese, Fleischäse with eggs
Besides Bratwurst and Weisswurst, the Leberkäse is without a doubt the most popular snack in Bavaria. It is traditionally offered warm in a bread roll, or as a main course with fried egg and home fries or potato salad.

The Curing salt Prague Powder #1 is not absolutely necessary, it is just there to retain the pink/red color while baking, otherwise it’ll be gray when cooked. Just use more Kosher salt instead for taste. Optional: If you like to keep the red color in the meat, you could add a couple of drops of beet juice or red food coloring to look authentic.

In my opinion, the Ninja Blender works the best to mince the meat. Another option is to buy minced hamburger meat, preferable a pork and beef mixture.

The best meat grinder in my opinion is the Ninja Blender preferable 1100+ Watt

I personally own this Ninja Blender I bought on Amazon

To keep the meat the original red/pink color in the cooking process, you will need a Curing Salt. You can order Curing Salt Prague Powder #1 here on Amazon!
  • Raw Pork
  • Raw Pork roast
  • Grinding pork
  • Leberkaese, Fleischkaese preparation
  • Leberkaese dough
  • Leberkaese, Fleischkaese
  • Leberkaese, Fleischkaese
  • Leberkaese, Fleischkaese
  • Leberkäse
  • German Meatloaf Leberkäse on a roll
  • Leberkaese, Fleischäse with potato salad
  • Leberkaese with Broetchen, German meatloaf,
  • Raw Pork

The recipe below is written in English and German