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Labskaus Recipe

Labskaus is a traditional German dish that originated in the seafaring regions of Northern Germany. This hearty meal is made with a combination of corned beef, potatoes, onions, and beetroot, all mashed together to create a delicious and satisfying dish. Follow this detailed recipe to recreate this classic German favorite at home.

Labskaus Recipe
Labskaus Recipe


- 1 lb corned beef

- 1 lb potatoes

- 1 large onion

- 1 can of sliced beetroot

- 2 tablespoons butter

- Salt and pepper to taste

- Pickled herring or fried egg (optional, for serving)


1. Start by boiling the corned beef in a large pot of water until it is tender. This can take anywhere from 1-

2 hours, depending on the size of the meat. Once cooked, remove the corned beef from the pot and set it aside to cool.

2. Peel and chop the potatoes into small cubes. Place them in a separate pot and cover with water. Boil the potatoes until they are soft and can easily be mashed.

3. While the potatoes are cooking, finely chop the onion and sauté it in a skillet with the butter until it is soft and translucent.

4. Once the corned beef has cooled, shred it into small pieces using a fork or your hands. You can also use a food processor to chop the meat finely.

5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded corned beef, mashed potatoes, sautéed onions, and sliced beetroot. Mix everything together until well combined.

6. Season the Labskaus mixture with salt and pepper to taste. You can also add a bit of the beetroot juice for color and flavor.

7. To serve, place a portion of Labskaus on a plate and top it with a pickled herring or a fried egg, if desired. This dish is typically served with pickles or pickled vegetables on the side.

8. Enjoy your homemade Labskaus with a glass of beer or a shot of schnapps for a truly authentic German experience.

Labskaus is a comforting and flavorful dish that is sure to satisfy your hunger and transport you to the seaside villages of Northern Germany. Give this recipe a try and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills. Guten Appetit!

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