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German cuisine reminds us of American food in its emphasis on meat and potatoes, but the focus on sweet and sour flavors is strictly German.Roasted meats (braten), schnitzels and sausages (there are more than 1,000 varieties) are star players of the German dinner plate. The prominence of meat-eating in German culture goes back to ancient times: Romans derided Germanic tribes for their vigorous meat consumption.
German Rouladen - try it it's very tasty Smile

* 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
* German stone ground mustard, to taste
* 1/2 pound thick sliced bacon
* 2 large onions, sliced
* 1 (16 ounce) jar dill pickle slices
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 1/2 cups water
* 1 cube beef bouillon


1. Cut the flank steak into thin filets; about 1/4 inch thick and 3 inches wide.
2. Generously spread one side of each filet with mustard to taste. Place bacon, onions and pickle slices on each filet and form into a roll. Use string or toothpicks to hold the roll together.
3. Heat a skillet over medium heat and melt butter. Place the rolls in the butter and saute until browned.
4. Pour in 2 1/2 cups of water and add the bouillon cube; stirring to dissolve the bouillon cube. Simmer the rolls for about an hour.
Banana German Chocolate Cake
1 package cake mix, german chocolate
1 cup bananas ripe, sliced
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 can frosting, prepared coconut
1/4 cup bananas mashed
1 chocolate
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons water

In large bowl, combine cake mix, bananas, water, oil and eggs. Beat at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at highest speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until tested done. Cool completely.

In small bowl, combine frosting and mashed bananas. Spread over cooled cake. In small bowl, combine melted chocolate and powdered sugar. Add water until desired consistency, blending until smooth. Drizzle over frosting. Store in refrigerator.
I think the reason that German food reminds you of American food is that American food was heavily influenced by German immigrants. I mean 'Humburger' and 'Frankfurter' are named after the German cities where they originated, and Pretzels and sour-dough also came from German bakeries.