Bacon-Cream Sauce (Saar Style)

Saarland Bacon-Cream Sauce

Recipe by Justin Bunch | Image by Sol OctobrisCourse: SidesCuisine: German – SaarlandDifficulty: Easy


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The key ingredient to many of the traditional peasant dishes of the Saarland is the rich bacon-cream sauce. Apply liberally to everything containing potato.


  • 200g Fatty Bacon or Cured Pork Fat

  • 200ml Beef Broth

  • 200ml Heavy Whipping Cream

  • 1 Large Onion

  • 1 tsp Pepper

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • Parsley

  • Oil for Frying


  • Dice the onions and bacon
  • Fry off the onions until half-way dry, then add the bacon and fry until the liquid has evaporated from the pan
  • Deglaze the pan with the cream and broth and let simmer for 5 minutes
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the remaining herbs and spices, let sit for an additional 5 minutes
  • If desired, add a thickening agent such as cornstarch or starchy water (from boiled potatoes or pasta)


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Traditional Foods of the Saarland

The Saarland has a rich tradition of rich foods for its hard working people in the mines and mills of the Saar. Come explore the nuanced and French influenced cuisine of an under-explored region.

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The Saarland forms the German part of the cultural sphere once dominated by the Duchy of Lorraine.

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