Cook German Food Like The Professionals
Ever eaten at a German restaurant and wondered how the chefs make those dishes taste so delicious? Perhaps you tried a hot dog topping that you can’t get out of your head, but have no idea how to make it yourself, or even where to find the ingredients? Well this series just might help you learn that secret and more!
First in the Series
In the first episode of Chef Bjoern’s Pro Tips, he tackles the spicy Giant Chilli Beef Franks from The Sausage Man, with a side of world-famous Stealth Fries from Lamb Weston. Combining some very simple ingredients to make a topping for hot dogs that’ll knock your socks off, and the socks off all the guests at your next BBQ!
Expert Tips on German Cookery
Bjoern Wassmuth, Executive Chef of German Gymnasium, tells The Sausage Man and Lamb Weston how he prepares German food with style and panache. His top tips will help make your hot dogs more impressive, guaranteed. Chef Bjoern’s exclusive insights into how he makes his dishes look and taste amazing are now available for you to try at home!
The famous German Gymnasium sits on the junction between Kings Cross and St Pancras International, at 1 King’s Boulevard in London. Part of London’s D&D restaurant group, German Gymnasium specialises in making warming “comfort food” from Germany. Chef Bjoern’s tasty dishes taste fantastic and always look great on the plate.
Perfect Sausage Preparation
Chef Bjoern tells us: “In Germany most sausages are fully cooked before they come to the shop. The best way to reheat them is to either pop them in the oven for a couple of minutes, so they get a nice temperature at their core. Or, when you’re in a restaurant, you heat them in a lightly salted water and then pop them on a really hot chargrill to give them that nice crispy char around the sausage. But be careful – don’t go too hot, because the sausage might pop!”
Using simple ingredients to create an epic hot dog topping for the spicy Giant Chilli Beef Franks, with stealth fries on the side.
|Giant Chilli Beef Frankfurters||1 per dish|
|Brioche Jumbo Hot Dog Roll||1 per dish|
|Lamb Weston Stealth Fries||100g per dish|
|German Chip Seasoning||1 teaspoon|
|Fennel & Cabbage Slaw|
|Puszta Salat||2 table spoons|
|Chef Bjoern’s Chilli Beef Hot Dog Sauce|
|Homans Sweet Onion Hot Dog Sauce||3 table spoons|
|Tomato Ketchup||1 teaspoon|
|Worcester Sauce||1/2 teaspoon|
|Hot Sauce||1/2 teaspoon|
|Soy Sauce||1/2 teaspoon|
|Dried Coriander||1/2 teaspoon|
|Dried Cayenne Pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
|Curry Powder Spezial 1a||1 teaspoon|
|Crispy Fried Onions||Pinch|
|Sliced Jalapeño Peppers||1 or 2|
Fennel & Cabbage Slaw
Chop your fennel and white cabbage finely in medium length strips. Add Puszta Salat, with some vinegar marinade from the jar. Drizzle with olive oil, add a pinch of salt and pepper. Dice spring onion and fresh coriander together then add to the mix. Marinade this on the side for a few minutes while you prepare the rest.
Chef Bjoern’s Chilli Beef Hot Dog Sauce
Squirt Homman’s Sweet Onion Hot Dog Sauce in a mixing bowl generously. Add Tomato ketchup and Mustard. Add a dash of Worcester Sauce, with a splash of Soy Sauce and Hot Sauce (Tabasco). Drop in your dried Cayenne and Coriander, then your Curry Powder Spezial. Chop some more spring onion, along with some pickled Paprikasalat, then add to the bowl. Mix everything together until all ingredients are combined in your sauce.
Giant Chilli Beef Frankfurters
Heat your Giant Chilli Beef Franks in your oven for 5 minutes (10 minutes from frozen) until hot through. You can also heat these under a grill or in the pan, and they warm terrifically on the BBQ for a few minutes over a low flame. Turning once during cooking, to get both sides nicely charred.
Cook your Lamb Weston Stealth Fries in your fryer until crispy and brown. Toss in a mixing bowl with a sprinkle of German Chip Seasoning and serve.
Plating Up & Additional Toppings
Pack your Brioche Bun with Fennel & Cabbage Slaw, then place your hot Chilli Beef Frankfurter on top. Generously top with Chef Bjoern’s Hot Dog sauce. Add Crispy Fried Onions, Spring Onions, Sliced Jalapeño Peppers (for an extra kick) to perfect your presentation. Then all that’s left is to serve and enjoy!