Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Best Green Sauce (Grüne Sosse) in Frankfurt, Germany
Green Sauce or Grüne Sosse, is a sauce made of 7 specific herbs: parsley, chives, cress, sorrel, chervil, borage, salad burnet, chopped fine, and mixed with a combination of sour cream, yoghurt or creme fraiche, a bit of oil, vinegar, and mustard, salt and pepper and then served over boiled potatoes with 2 hard-boiled eggs.
Grüne Sosse can be a full meal with just the potatoes and the hard-boiled eggs. Frankfurter Schnitzel is a Schnitzel topped with Grüne Sosse. I like Grüne Sosse with roast beef.
You buy the herbs in white paper packets at any food store; they are widely available during the season.
The Winners in the 2014 Contest
Grüne Sosse tastes different in every restaurant as everyone seems to have his/her own recipe for it. Some chop the herbs with a knife, others us a blender or food processor; purists argue that is has to be chopped with a knife. Some also use mayonnaise, which I like, but not the purists. It may often have chopped up eggs in the sauce itself, which I like, but not everybody agrees with me.
The annual contest takes place over the course of a week in a large tent in the center of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, during the month of May. Every day, a day winner is chosen. On the last day, the six day winners compete in the final round for the overall winner and the 2 runners-up.
Here are the 2014 winners:
First Prize: Liebfrauenberger
Runners-up: Gerbermühle and Apfelwein Wagner
Other Day Winners: Buchscheer, Solzer, Müllers Buergerhaus (Rosbach-Rodheim), Historischer Gasthof zum Riesen (Seligenstadt)
Gerbermühle's Grüne Sosse
Gerbermühlstraße 105, 60594 Frankfurt am Main
Schweizer Straße 71, 60594 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 612565
Buchscheer's Grüne Sosse
Schwarzsteinkautweg 17, 60598 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
+49 69 635121
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