Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Thursday in Germany: Grüne Soße

Easter Thursday or Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. In Germany, and particularly in the German State of Hessen, Grüne Soße (Green Sauce) is part of the traditional meal eaten on this day. Grüne Soße is made from hard-boiled eggs, oil, vinegar, salt, sour cream, and seven herbs (borage, sorrel, garden cress, chervil, chives, parsley, and salad burnet). The sauce is served cold and usually accompanies potatoes, beef, or fish. It's difficult to find outside of Hessen, but I recently had a taste at a local food market in Berlin. It's a bit tangy but very tasty!

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