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Leberkäse, a German street food

Leberkaese, Fleischkäse, German meat loaf

I grew up on Leberkäse and I could eat it as breakfast. I also call it German Meatloaf, but the name is a misnomer, it does not contain cheese, mainly pork. Therefore some people call it Fleischkäse.

You can buy these sandwiches at most Butcher shops 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 I make a potato salad

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

Leberkaese with Broetchen, German meatloaf,

Just recently I sat at the Marktplatz in Würzburg eating a Leberkäse Brötchen

You will need a Curing Salt like this below:

The recipe below is written in German, and the English translation, also next with US measurements

Leberkäse

Leberkäse
Category: Main meal
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Hier eine Anmerkung aus eigener Erfahrung zu den Geräten: Ich habe einiges ausprobiert. Fleischwolf, KitchenAid, normaler Blender. Bs her hat nur der Ninja Blender es geschafft die Masse fein genug zu kriegen. Basically, the Ninja Blender works the best to mince the meat

Ingredients

  • Zutaten für ca 1 kg Leberkäse:
  • 600 Gram (1.3 lb.) mageres Schweinefleisch (lean pork)
  • 400 g (1 lb.) fetter Schweinebauch (pork belly)
  • 100 g (1/4 lb.) Speck, unbehandelt und ungesalzen (uncured/unsalted bacon)
  • 1/2 tsp Pökelsalz, also called Curing Salt or Prague Powder #1 (braucht man für die Farbe, sonst wird der Leberkäse grau). It is optional, it keeps the Leberkaese red. Can be bought on Amazon!
  • 1 tsp Salz (salt)
  • 3 g weisser Pfeffer (white pepper)
  • je eine Prise (a pinch of )or 1/2 gram
  • 1/2 gehackte Zwiebel (half onion cut in cubes)
  • Majoran
  • Muskatnuss (Nutmeg)
  • Thymian (Thyme)
  • Ingwer (Ginger)
  • Cardamon (optional)
  • Ausserdem ca 300 bis 400 g Eiswürfel (ice cubes)

Instructions

  • Fleisch in Würfel schneiden und anfrieren.
  • Die Eiswürfel in der Küchenmaschine/Blender zu Eisschnee verarbeiten (Cut meat in cubes and freeze for an hour, make some Ice snow with the mixer)
  • Den Eisschnee bis zum Gebrauch im Gefrierfach aufbewahren (keep the ice snow in the refrigerator until needed)
  • Das gut gekühlte Fleisch schnell mit den Gewürzen und Zwiebel mischen.
  • Es ist wichtig dass es kalt bleibt, sonst lässt es sich nicht fein genug mischen (Mix the spices and onion with the meat, the mixture has to stay cold, so it has to happen quick)
  • Das Fleisch in die Maschine geben (ich habe 2 Portionen gemacht damit es schneller mixt), auf höchster Stufe 1 Minute mixen (Mince the meat in the mixer, in 2 portion, at highest speed)
  • Dann den Eisschnee zugeben und nochmal schnell auf hoher Stufe durchmischen (add the ice snow to the mixture, and mix again at the highest speed)
  • Eine gut gekühlte Kastenform ausfetten, die Masse in die Form geben.
  • Einige Male stauchen damit keine Luftblasen im Teig sind, mit einem feuchten Teigschaber Rauten in die Masse drücken (nicht schneiden) (Spray a cooled loaf cake pan with cooking spray, or lay out with parchment paper.
  • Fill the form with the mixture, press down a little so the air bubbles can escape, make ridges in the dough with a wet spatula )
  • Bei ca. 180 C, 70 bis 90 min backen (bake at 350 F for 70 to 90 minutes)
  • Wenn der Leberkäse noch etwas blass ist kurz den Broiler anmachen (If the Leberkaese is still pale put it under the broiler for several minutes). Internal temperature needs to reach 170 F or 76 C

Notes

Can be eaten with an egg on top (sunny side up) and potato salad, or just simply on a Kaiser roll with mustard.

Nutrition information

6 to 8 Servings
Serving Size: 1 slice
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