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Germans' insatiable love affair with potatoes

Courtney Tenz | Dagmar Breitenbach
August 19, 2019

They were once guarded by the king and are sometimes eaten with apple sauce. For Potato Day on August 19, here are some things you maybe didn't know about potatoes in Germany.

Children eating fried potatoes
Image: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Reichel

Whether they are fried, baked, sliced, grated or rolled, potatoes pair with nearly every dish in Germany — and Germans literally eat tons of them every year. 

Click through the gallery above for more about the German obsession with potatoes in all their varieties. If your meal isn't complete with just potatoes, the gallery below suggests 10 ways to eat a sausage in Germany. 

You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/MeettheGermans.