Fridays are green!
Some weeks ago, on a Friday, some people at work happened to wear green shirts or sweaters without having come to an agreement about it before. Since then we have started to establish a new tradition – the Green Friday.
In the region of Frankfurt, Grüne Sauce (“green sauce”) is a well known food – and right now it has its season. Traditionally it’s eaten on Holy Thursday – its name in German is Gründonnerstag; which seems to mean “green Thursday” but the origin of the “Grün-” is the word “greinen” – an old word for “to cry”. So this makes more sense than “green Thursday”. However, in many regions in Germany you eat green food on Holy Thursday. I think, it’s perfect for Fridays now!
Here in Hesse you can get everywhere packages with the herbs for Grüne Sauce – they contain borage (Borretsch), chervil (Kerbel), cress (Kresse), parsley (Petersilie), burnet (Pimpinelle), sorrel (Sauerampfer) and chives (Schnittlauch).
And Frankfurt is so proud of this sauce that there is even a monument for Grüne Sauce!. Of course, it also was the favourite food of Goethe.
Enough talk about Grüne Sauce, it’s great food with potatoes and hard boiled eggs!
For 1-2 persons, you need
1/2 package of herbs for Grüne Sauce (if you can’t find it next to the veggies in the Supermarket as you don’t live in this region here, just make a mix of these or a part of these or of similar herbs. About 2-3 handfuls)
150 plain yoghurt
2-3 tblsp mayonnaise (yes, it’s also ok if you buy some…)
2 tsp mustard
juice of 1/2 lemon
4 tblsp sour cream
1 hard boiled egg
Put the washed herbs into the blender (uuuuuh…. I know. A cook would tell you to cut everything with a knife for Grüne Sauce. But then my sauce never got green – and with a blender, it’s easier…), blend well, add all the other ingredients except the egg. Blend, season with salt and pepper.
Cut the egg in little cubes, add the egg, stir, and serve the sauce with potatoes and hard boiled eggs.
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