I have driven through Luxembourg years ago, when Flo still worked in the shoe business.
We were visiting customers in Pirmasens and then heading to s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. A lot of kilometers, but that was normal those days.
I can’t remember anything, I remember the sign Luxembourg and the green fields and castles here and there, but that’s all 😦
So, I took out my new book Trekking around the world, looking if you can do trekking in Luxembourg.
Yes you can!
As Heather fell in love with the Moselle Valley, I tried to find something in that area.
Here you go…
Sentiere de la Moselle
You start in Wasserbillig
And you end up in Schengen
Along the Moselle Footpath you will discover some outstanding spots in a countryside rich in cultural diversity and a tradition which goes back thousands of years. Be enchanted by the beauty of sinuous paths traversing sun-soaked vineyards, experience the Mediterranean charm of picturesque winegrowing villages or quite simply savour the majestic view of one of the most beautiful river landscapes in Europe.
I start with a very simply and quick recipe, I made this for dinner tonight.
They are usually served with Applesauce , I made some Apple compote with cinnamon and cloves. It tasted delicious together!
Gromperekichelcher – Potato Pancakes – Frittelle di patate
I found the recipe on the Family cookbook project
2 pounds potatoes,
2 medium onions,
several sprigs parsley,
4-6 eggs, salt and pepper to taste,
1/4-1/2 c. vegetable oil,
2 T. flour,
Wash, peel and grate the potatoes. Lay them on a dishcloth or paper towel, fold it over, and press the moisture out. Put the grated potatoes into a mixing bowl. Chop the onions, shallots, and parsley, and mix with the potatoes. Beat the eggs and mix them in. Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat the oil in a frying pan until it’s very hot. Meanwhile, spread the flour onto a smooth surface for working with the potatoes. Shape the potato mixture into balls and mash them to make flat cakes. Fry the potato cakes in the oil, turning once they’re golden brown on both sides.
Potato pancakes served with applesauce are a favorite winter treat in Luxembourg, the home of Alphonse Gevelinger and Anna Kieffer’s parents. Sour cream is served also, here in Wisconsin at the Pancake House, a favorite breakfast restaurant. Cheese, sausages and sauerkraut are often served as side dishes.
This recipe goes to Heather over at Girlichef.
Hosting us until June, 23 2013