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Please Settle The Currywurst V. Schnitzel Debate So We Can Get Back To Work – Tales From The Slack

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PlatinumZJ
PlatinumZJ
10 months ago

I’ve never had either dish — heck, I’ve never even been to Germany. But I do love the heck out of curry ketchup.

Scott Wangler
Scott Wangler
10 months ago

Schnitzel

RootWyrm
RootWyrm
10 months ago

You’re all wrong.

Maultaschen wins.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
10 months ago
Reply to  RootWyrm

Okay, but hear me out: why not all three?

Love me some maultaschen, though. Let’s hide our meat from God!

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
10 months ago

WHY WOULD YOU PUT THESE TWO AGAINST EACH OTHER?! Or insult either one?!?!?!??!????? (Also, technically, wienerschnitzel is veal, even though pork schnitzel is common? And both are good, so I don’t really care?)

Matt is wrong. Currywurst is taking a hot dog and making it BETTER, especially given that there’s fries or bread to soak up the extra sauce. How can you hate on curry sauce? It’s like ketchup, but better. Everyone knows ketchup is best with other stuff in it. Whataburger’s spicy ketchup is a prime example—who would eat normal ketchup when THAT’s available? Currywurst technically has its own non-ketchup tomatoey sauce (per food snobs, anyway, even though curry ketchup is a thing? and both are amazing??? and ketchup is often the base anyway?), but it’s close enough that I’m fine comparing the two.

Jason, Jason, Jason. A dinosaur scab?! DINOSAUR SCAB???? I mean, that might be right if the scab got all weird and yellowy from some infection, but I’m offended as a person from a [almost certainly related] chicken-fried steak culture. Deep-fried meat is the bomb. It is not meant to be pretty. It exists to taste good.

Thomas’ point is why I wouldn’t put these two against each other. A currywurst, to me, is best enjoyed from that stand at Brünnchen, at a picnic table, with fries and a large plop of mayo for said extra fries. It’s a phenomenal snack, and the perfect accompaniment to watching ‘Ring tourists goof off for the crowd. There are elevated versions of it—the restaurant at Autostadt had a decent one, and goodness knows every German-ish sit-down in central Texas has a hipster-friendly take on it—but I still think it’s best when served, fast, sloppy and cheap.

A wienerschnitzel (not to reopen the pizza take) is more of a meal any time it’s eaten. You need a knife and fork unless you’re a weirdo, in which case, I salute you. Tell me to eat a gott dang pizza with a fork, well, I’m just gonna hands up my schnitzel. Wait, that sounds wrong. You know what I mean. It is almost always served somewhere a tad nicer than the trailer next to YouTube Corner.

Get off my lawn and don’t come back until you bring me a döner (extra spicy, no tomato, in the little bread pocket). That is the ONE thing we don’t get here out of any of the foodstuffs mentioned and that alone is the greatest travesty in the world. I’m forever cranky about the lone döner truck in the area moving to Georgetown, and Verts going out of business. Grumble.

Last edited 10 months ago by Stef Schrader
George Millwood
George Millwood
10 months ago

Weiner Schnitzel is the finest food ever served. Best with Potato Salad and Coleslaw. Must be veal anything else is a travesty, only dressing allowed is fresh lemon juice. The equation for Schnitzel consumption is G=V+1 where G is me, V is the number of Schnitzel on offer and 1 is the unfulfilled want.

George Millwood
George Millwood
10 months ago

Drove into Schleswig in Germany at 22:00 on a dark and stormy night. Actually the monstrous Kyrill storm of 2007. Stopped at a Gasthof, rang the bell was greeted with hospitality, ushered into a room and steered to the Restaurant where we ate excellent Schnitzel. One of the best hospitality experiences of my life.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
10 months ago

My vote is for the chicken fried steak, or whatever they call it over or down under there.

Last edited 10 months ago by Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Jb996
Jb996
10 months ago

I like a good Pork Tenderoin. It’s about the same thing. Although I’ve had German Schnitzel, and it can be VERY good.

Scott
Scott
10 months ago

I’ve sadly never been to Germany, but I’d always sort of assumed that Currywurst sausage was itself curry flavored, rather than it being a ‘plain’ sausage and it’s just the curry-flavored ketchup that makes it into Currywurst.

Slightly confuzzled.

M0L0TOV
M0L0TOV
10 months ago
Reply to  Scott

Currywurst is so GOOD though! I love both, in my world, both can live in harmony.

Opa Carriker
Opa Carriker
10 months ago

Having lived and worked in Germany (Thank you US Army) for over 18 years, I have consumed vast quantities of both. A currywurst is best had at a Schnellimbiss with friends and at least a litre of weizenbier. A schnitzel is best consumed at a nice sit-down restaurant accompanied by a friend and at least a litre of bauernbier. Can’t go wrong with either. Again, this is my interpretation of good living!

Last edited 10 months ago by Opa Carriker
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