Maultaschen translates to mouth pocket. Well it is a pasta pocket and yes it should go in the mouth, but we also have some other titles for it. They are locally known as "Herrgottsbscheisser" which means, and yes that is a little odd, "Cheat the lord"......I will write the story below for those of you that are interested. For those who just want to know what on earth this is and how we will serve it, here we go. This is a pasta roll, filled with ground pork, parsley, fried onions, eggs, spices and a ton of love(we ground the meat in house, made the pasta and the salad too). Then boiled slowly in a broth. We serve this with a side of warm potato salad and with a little butter roasted onions.
We make them absolutely from scratch, means we ground the meat, made the pasta everything in house. That's why we have to charge $15 but as always we will serve the right size portion for the price. As for portion size. Who knows us knows this is unrealistic :) our portions push usually a pound and a half. Just looks better this way, that's why I choose this picture.
We made a lot but please, pre order, we have already many orders because this is such a special and very labor intensive food that is hard to be found even back home.
Here a little story about why we call these Lord Cheaters,
the story goes that in the Cloister of Maulbronn in Swabia, the monks didn't take Lent that serious. When suddenly a superior visited the Cloister in Lent, the Chef Brother was in trouble, the meat was prepared, the pasta dough was ready, whhat could he do? He made pockets of pasta, stuffed them with meat and threw them into the broth....When the superior checked the pots he saw pasta swimming in a vegetable broth, a lenten dish.......but as we all know you may cheat a superior but not the big boss in the sky........therefore these Maultaschen are known also as Herrgottsbescheisserle......