Recipe for tomato sauce as in the GDR school kitchen! This taste evokes memories …

Spirelli with tomato sauce and Jagdwurst were always part of the school meals in the GDR – this recipe shows you how you can conjure up the dish yourself. image / gender

What thoughts do you get when you think of school lunches in the GDR? Of course you can imagine a very special taste – that of tomato sauce! They were always there, whether it was with Jägerschnitzel or mixed with Jagdwurst for Spirelli. The school kitchen tomato sauce is now even available as a finished product in a jar. But: Nothing tastes as good as a homemade East German dish. Here is the recipe for a tomato sauce that tastes just like the school kitchen in the GDR!

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And it does not need frills: the sauce consists of only a few ingredients: to create the taste of the GDR tomato sauce, you only need butter, flour, onion, tomato puree and – unfortunately, it does not make the sauce a healthy pleasure – a lot of ketchup!

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Delicious recipe: You need these ingredients for DDR tomato sauce

If you do not like it so sweet, you can also use tomato passata … then it tastes a little more hearty, but the memories are still evoked. Here is the ingenious recipe for the delicious sauce as in the GDR.

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You will need: 125 grams of butter, 2 small onions, 2 tablespoons tomato puree, 2 tablespoons flour, half a bottle of ketchup, salt, pepper, a little sugar.

this recipe has survived the years: Even in the nursery in the GDR, the little ones came in contact with Spirelli and tomato sauce. image / Frank oro

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Here’s how: Peel and finely chop the onion. Melt the butter in a saucepan and lightly fry the chopped onion in it. Then sprinkle over everything with the flour and add the tomato puree. Mix well and toast. Then gradually add as much water and stir well – it should form a creamy sauce.

How to make delicious tomato sauce like in the school kitchen in the GDR

When it has the desired consistency, pour in the ketchup and mix well. Boil for a short while. Season with salt and pepper and add a pinch of sugar. The sauce should then simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes – then it can be served.

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But how? As before of course! If you want, add fried hunting sausage cubes and make a delicious sausage goulash that is best enjoyed with Spirelli. Also possible: Spirelli with a slice of breaded Jagdwurst – and the tomato sauce as in the GDR. Have a nice meal!

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