It took me a while to really get used to Leberkäse, but now I think it’s delicious.
Leberkäse, literally translated to “liver cheese,” doesn’t always have any liver or cheese in it. It’s kind of like Bavarian meat loaf, and it’s delicious. Some people compare it to bologna. It typically consists of corned beef, pork, bacon, and onions, ground together and then baked like a loaf of bread until it has a crunchy brown crust.
One very common way to eat Leberkäse is to make a Leberkäsesemmel- you cut the Leberkäse while still hot in a slice roughly the thickness of a finger, and put it on a semmel (bread roll). Add some Bavarian sweet mustard, and sometimes sauerkraut, and enjoy.
There are a lot of variants on this food. I’ve eaten Pizza Leberkäse, and it really did taste like a pizza. Delicious! Some other popular variants include cheese or bits of paprika (bell pepper). Generally, though, it just looks like this:
I’m going to be so overweight when I leave Germany. The food here is just too delicious.