Currywurst Noodles

Currywurst Noodles

Whew! It’s been a really hectic couple of weeks traveling for work and leisure. Tom turned 30 and we had a weekend-long celebration in Las Vegas. For the record, rx Burger Bar might just be my favorite place on earth. They let you add jalapeno bacon to your burger. Have you ever even heard of jalapeño bacon? It was astounding. Wonderful. Magnificent. Almost brought tears to my eyes. I’m already planning my trip back just so I can have another taste of that jalapeño bacon.

But, moving on… Since I’ve had zero time to cook, I had a really bizarre assortment of ingredients in the fridge. Turkey kielbasa, one egg, savoy cabbage, some onions, peanut butter, piquillo peppers, condiments galore and way too much beer. But don’t worry – I didn’t just combine everything for this dish. Instead, I translated German Currywurst into a noodle dish.

I sauteed some onions, turkey kielbasa and thinly sliced cabbage, then made a simple sauce with some white wine, deli mustard, tomato paste and hot curry powder. The result was a really comforting bowl of noodles. Reminiscent of German street food, but not so much that it was weird. One of those pantry meals that ends up being a total winner and something I’ll actually make again. At least, my husband hopes I will.


  1. Jalapeno bacon sounds amazing!! I loved your description on foodgawker about turning German street food into comfort food! What a fun idea! My girlfriends and I will be doing something similar. We’re having a potluck dinner and making Korean street food at home. (Well, we may buy some of it at the Korean grocery store, but some of it will be homemade. :p)

  2. Looks yummy!! I would love some spicy noodles :)

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  4. Patricia Gerard says:

    Your Currywurst recipe was a hit at my house this weekend. I enjoyed the soft taste of the noodles (that were kicked up with the hot curry powder). It was easy to pull together and complimented a beautiful evening in New Mexico.

    I have been “going thru the motion” of cooking for many years until I started reading about your creative and artistic culinary delights. I have restocked my spice rack, allowed myself the time I need to follow your directions, and actually enjoy myself! Keep up the good work Mel. Those of us raised on more traditional cookbooks are inspired. Pat from Albuquerque.

  5. Mel – I really admire your ability to pull a great meal together from a practically empty fridge…..glad you left out the peanut butter.

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  8. The only thing that could make this any better is to add spatzel! Looks great- I’m certainly going to try this comfort inducing recipe!

  9. Fantastic. I’ve been on a big noodle craze lately, I have absolutely no idea why – I just got totally addicted to noodles!! Is that even possible? I’ve already tried nearly half of all the noodle recipe here and looking for more still! Crazy huh. I should probably stop soon, I dont think eating noodles every day isn’t that healthy…

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