In Dessau restaurants specializing in the regional cuisine, visitors will find the most popular Saxony food. Local chefs are particularly skilled in cooking delicious bread and meat soups, nourishing potato casseroles, meat dishes, and simply amazing pastries. Meat dishes traditionally make up the basis of the national gastronomy. Pork, which remains the most popular meat in the region, can be cooked in a number of ways.
Buttermilchgetzen potato casserole is a very interesting national dish. As a rule, this casserole contains pork brisket. Linen oil is also an important ingredient of this dish. All ingredients of Buttermilchgetzen are very simple: potato, onion, brisket (or fat), buttermilk, egg, linen or other vegetable oil, salt, and thyme.
Cut the brisket (50g) into large cubes and roast it in a frying pan. Divide potatoes (approximately 1kg) into two and boil one half until it is ready. After that, both raw and boiled potatoes are grated and mixed thoroughly. Don’t forget to squeeze the juice out of the raw potato before mixing it with the boiled one. After that, add 1 raw egg, 500ml of buttermilk, sliced and diced onion, salt, and thyme to the potato and mix it thoroughly once again.