I met up with Nate, a friend from college who has been living in Frankfurt for quite a while. I had been enjoying the international food options in Frankfurt, but I couldn’t leave the city without trying some traditional German food.
Nate introduced me to some Frankfurt specialties in a traditional pub located in the historic neighborhood of Old Sachsenhausen.
Traditional Frankfurt Meal
Ebbelwoi is the local dialect for “apple wine.” I was hesitant to try this because I don’t like sweet drinks, but I was surprised to find it is actually quite sour. So sour that some people (like me) put a little bit of sparkling water in it, and then it’s just right.
Some people order their ebbelwoi with lemonade to make it a little sweeter. DO NOT DO THIS!! Suck it up and try it the traditional way. Then order a tasty German beer if you don’t like the apple wine.
Schnitzel with Green Sauce
Grüne Soße to Frankfurters, this famous sauce which was supposedly the author Goethe’s favorite condiment is made with a base of pureed hard boiled eggs and sour cream mixed with seven fresh herbs.
That’s right, seven.
Not six. Not eight.
And it’s delicious!
If you’re interested in attempting to replicate this, the seven herbs are traditionally borage, sorrel, garden cress, chervil, chives, parsley, and salad burnet.
Not the healthiest thing to eat, but definitely worth the calorie splurge.