From Maultaschen (pasta pockets) in Swabia to kale in Bremen: The German cuisine offers a wide range of culinary delights. However, which dishes were on the menu in the GDR? To give you a touch of nostalgia, we display typical GDR recipes.
Pear soup with mint was a classic and popular meal in the GDR.
The so-called “Eierschecke” is a cake speciality from Dresden. It is a sheet cake made of yeast dough with apples, quark and poppy seeds.
This salad from matjes fillet is also called “Häckerle”.
In the GDR, Jägerschnitzel was made from Jagdwurst. It was cut into slices, breaded and fried. This speciality was served with noodles and tomato sauce.
The Karfiol casserole from Thuringia was also a popular dish in the GDR. The dish consists of a cauliflower casserole with minced meat.
A dessert in the GDR, the so-called Prasselkuchen.
Traditional Eastern Germany GDR cuisine - Würzfleisch or Ragout Fin is pork and poultry meat in light roux sauce, gratinated with cheese, served with lemon and toast.
A traditional Russian goulash dish, which was also eaten in the GDR. Beef in cream sauce with mashed potatoes and cucumber.
The traditional GDR Soljanka soup is a stew with pepper, meat, sausage, cream and lemon.
German Thuringian Bratwurst served with potato salad