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Monday, June 20, 2011

Griessnockerln or Frittaten

Did you understand our title?

Again this post is about food!
Meanwhile you will have learned that Vienna is all about food!

This time you can opt between two "Einlagen" for a traditional "Rindsuppe". Ok then, Einlage means the filling of a soup, something to put into the clear broth.
Rindsuppe otherwise means the clear broth, gained by cooking beef with vegetables for ages!
Take a look at my Tafelspitz post and you'll learn more.

Back to the fillings:
Griessnockerln are small dumplings (Nockerl) made of semolina (Griess), eggs and butter. Interestingly there are nations, who absolutely deny semolina in their kitchen. Like the UK, I have learned that british people love that much foreign food, but in gerneral hate semolina.
But trust me, it's absolutely delicious and a must, if eating out in Vienna!

Frittaten are loved by everyone as I gather, as they are simple pancakes with a dash of salt, sliced very finely and put into a tasty soup. Simples!

The funny word Frittate seems to derive from the italian frittata, which means something like an omelette. So we have several words for the english pancake: crepe, palcinta, Pfannkuchen.

But with Frittaten you'll always understand sliced pancakes in soup, if you order Palatschinken you'll get mouthwatering sweet pancakes filled with jam or Nutella. The choice is yours!

Yummy! Enjoy these most loved and most common soup appetizers of the Viennese kitchen!

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