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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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Andreas8088
Andreas8088
11 months ago

Where’s the poll?

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago
Reply to  Andreas8088

They have the technology. They have the capability to make the world’s first Currywurst vs Schnitzel poll.

Flyemiratus
Flyemiratus
11 months ago

Hang on, this is horses for courses surely.
Do we need to decide if a 100 series LandCruiser is better than an Ariel Atom?
If The Autopian stands for anything, it is that all wonderful things should be celebrated.
A currywurst from an imbiss at 0300? A sit down schnitzel mit pommes at 1700, prior to the drinking that leads to said currywurst? Both sublime.
There is no need for debate, just appreciation.

Fourmotioneer
Fourmotioneer
11 months ago

Just wanted to share that we named our dachshunds (Dackel) Jaeger and Schnitzel

Fourmotioneer
Fourmotioneer
11 months ago
Reply to  Fourmotioneer

Also – the park distinction is indicated by the name: Wiener Schnitzel = veal, Schnitzel Wiener Art = pork. Schnitzelreinheitsgebot.

Döner is German. Calling it Turkish is like calling tomato sauce South American because tomatoes came from the new world

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
11 months ago
Reply to  Fourmotioneer

these are excellent dog names, good sir

Lincoln Clown CaR
Lincoln Clown CaR
11 months ago

“Mit senf” is one of the few remaining phrases I still remember from high school German.

Opa Carriker
Opa Carriker
11 months ago

Mit senf is usually said immediately after ordering any “red” wurst, ie; “ein Rotter mit senf.”

Bob Rolke
Bob Rolke
11 months ago

Team rouladen for the win! It is the best. Although my mother always put a pickle spear in them.

Last edited 11 months ago by Bob Rolke
Opa Carriker
Opa Carriker
11 months ago
Reply to  Bob Rolke

My wife prepares Roulanden about twice a month. Served with “salzkartoffeln” (boiled potatoes) or kartoffeln salat. One of my favourites, especially the dark brown gravy.

Laurence Rogers
Laurence Rogers
11 months ago

This debate happened at 3am Aussie time so I didn’t get to weigh in.

I have had currywurst in Germany and it was great, but it’s not exactly easy to find here in rural Australia so I’m going to have to go with the ‘Snitty’.

David tried multiple different snittys while he was here and loved them all, even if they weren’t all that traditional German.

Also appropriate: https://youtu.be/1LGM82uPuvA

Ecsta C3PO
Ecsta C3PO
11 months ago

All I want and all I need! I was hoping that was the linked song

Marc Fuhrman
Marc Fuhrman
11 months ago

OK, that is an awesome song!

Marc Fuhrman
Marc Fuhrman
11 months ago

I’ve never had currywurst, but seeing how I’m not a fan of hotdogs or sausages, I don’t think curry ketchup would help.
So Schnitzel for me.

Robert Swartz
Robert Swartz
11 months ago

I like them both. But Jagerschnitzel – the veal version, please – is ethereal. The sadly closed Cafe Steinhoff here in Park Slope made an excellent rendition.

I had Hanschenschnitzel (chicken) in Vienna years ago and it was tasty, but never found it here.

There is a plastic squeeze bottle of curry ketchup in my fridge.

Robert Swartz
Robert Swartz
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert Swartz

Also, my first boss, a Swede, told me the proper yest for a Wienerschnitzel is you should be able to sit on it wearing a tailcoat and get a grease stain. Since the Austrians out-German the Germans, that sounds about right.

Doug Kingham
Doug Kingham
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert Swartz

Steinhoff was great! I used to live on 5 minutes from there. I was sad to hear that they closed.

A. Barth
A. Barth
11 months ago

When I was an exchange student in Germany 2.3 billion years ago, after school we would stop by the Schnellimbiss for (IIRC) grilled wurst mit Senf and pommes frites. That to me is German fast food – it’s right there in the name! 🙂

Edit: that was southern Germany, in the Stuttgart area.

Last edited 11 months ago by A. Barth
The_Daft
The_Daft
11 months ago

Currywurst and a nice light german beer combine to form the ultimate hangover cure, case closed for me.

Sensual Bugling Elk
Sensual Bugling Elk
11 months ago

I was on Team Schnitzel until I read Thomas’ final argument, and I’m now grudgingly on Team Currywurst.

Well, that’s a lie. I’ve always been, and always will be, on Team Doner. Yes it’s Turkish, but for some reason it’s so much better in Germany than in other non-Turkey countries.

Dar Khorse
Dar Khorse
11 months ago

That’s because there are so many Turks in Germany! But actual Turkish food (including Doner) – OMG it’s amazing. When I was stationed in Turkey, some of the guys who worked for me had been there for years and had never eaten off-base!. The first day I was in-country, I marched off base, had a wonderful meal, got the squirts for a few days and was thereafter inoculated and free to enjoy the cuisine. Turkey is a gastronomical wonderland with so many influences from so many cultures. If you’re ever there, pig out! (Just take it easy on any non-fermented dairy products – brucellosis is a thing and it can be very serious.)

TXJeepGuy
TXJeepGuy
11 months ago

Why dont we have both? When I was in Germany, I probably OD’ed on both options.

In all honesty, good schnitzel is probably better, but there are a lot of places that make BAD schnitzel (mainly too dry). Currywurst doesn’t generally have that problem.

AlfaWhiz
AlfaWhiz
11 months ago

Since we’re talking cars, right? (…right?), there exists a car representative of a currywurst, while I’m not aware of a schnitzel-car. So there’s that.

Last edited 11 months ago by AlfaWhiz
Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
11 months ago

Team Schnitzel, 100%. I like currywurst but mention schnitzel and my eyes light up and I start doing a little dance.

When presented with a menu at a German restaurant, 9 times out of 10 I’m going for Wiener schnitzel ala Holstein with spaetzle and red cabbage. Maybe Jaeger schnitzel if they know how to to it right.
And let me tell you why.
It’s the one German dish my mom rarely makes because she doesn’t like frying things. Sauerbraten, rouladen, klopse, various sausages, kassler rippchen, et al…if I want that, I’m showing up at my parents house.

Detroit-Lightning
Detroit-Lightning
11 months ago

Team schnitzel

Doug Kingham
Doug Kingham
11 months ago

They’re both great, but I agree with the sentiment that Currywurst is more of a fast food and a great snack. Currywurst mit Pommes is delicious, especially in Berlin, but I used to also get very good stuff when I was living in Frankfurt. Schnitzel is also delicious, but the best Schnitzel is the Frankfurter Schnitzel which is a normal Schnitzel with Grüne Soße. I will be in Frankfurt on Tuesday and am looking forward to eating one for dinner.

Tim Beamer
Tim Beamer
11 months ago

Having been to Germany and eaten both, I’d have to say I’m on team Currywurst, even if Schnitzel is a better dinner food. Currywurst is much more flexible in terms of a when/where you eat it kinda food.

10001010
10001010
11 months ago

I have strong opinions about your example of Sade’s Smooth Operator as makeout music. How can you possibly swap tongues while listening to that song?!? As soon as the line “coast to coast LA to Chicago” goes by it would completely kill the mood, tongues would retract, petting would lighten up, and you both would pull apart wondering if you actually heard what you think you heard…because everybody knows that LA to Chicago is not the definition of coast to coast.

Oh, and I’m equally fond of both currywurst and schnitzel. Depends on if I want something heavy or light I suppose.

10001010
10001010
11 months ago
Reply to  Matt Hardigree

See, if we were making out right now this would have completely derailed it.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago
Reply to  10001010

Sade’s “Smooth Operator” as makeout music? Where are we making out? In a Home Depot after dusk?

Anything regularly played on “Muzak” is instantly disqualified as a makeout track.

“Arch Enemy” or “Ballroom Thieves”! That’s makeout music.

Last edited 11 months ago by Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Parsko
Parsko
11 months ago
Reply to  10001010

Making out?? I can’t recall when my wife and I last made out. Perhaps this is a sign.

Team food, but I prefer non curry to curry, in general.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago

Where’s the poll at the bottom?
This deserves a proper vote.

Dar Khorse
Dar Khorse
11 months ago

They both have their place. I mean, they’re both ways of ingesting calories, but schnitzel, especially Jägerschnitzel, is just sublime. There is no better comfort food than a plate of Jägerschnitzel mit spätzle, mmmmmmm. The only advantage of Currywurst is that it can be eaten on the run, while schnitzel really must be enjoyed in a dark old Bavarian gasthaus with a stein of bier.

Usernametaken
Usernametaken
11 months ago

Schnitzel is clearly superior. Also, it has more variants, whereas currywurst is singular.

You have the classic Weiner, the ubiquitous pork, then all manner of sauced versions like Jägerschnitzel.

Also, try a squeeze of lime on your schnitzel because lime>lemon

Acrimonious Mofo
Acrimonious Mofo
11 months ago

I’m on team schnitzel. Currywurst is ultramegaokay.

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
11 months ago

Did Laurence weigh in on this? I recall some surprisingly good schnitzel in Australia.

Edit: team schnitzel for me, but in fairness, currywurst isn’t that crazy different from the U.S. party meatballs thing that people serve in crockpots.

Last edited 11 months ago by Jack Trade
Nevermind
Nevermind
11 months ago

Schnitzel absolutely wins. Currywurst is nasty. Your mileage may vary. The best is the “schnitzel, spaetzle, pretzel special” – that’s my happy meal!

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
11 months ago

Sgt. Schultz prefers schnitzel, got to agree he looks like a man who knows food

Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
11 months ago
Reply to  Mr Sarcastic

Not sure if I trust Sgt. Schultz. From what I hear, he knows nahsing.

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
11 months ago

Thats just what he wants you to think. Lol

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