One more? Yes, please! In that case, you will here be served crunchy mixed vegetables in the finest mayonnaise topped with cold meat, fish and/or egg. Who hasn’t bought this ready-made snack at the supermarket for a treat on the go? They are always popular, no matter whether on a picnic, day by the pool or hiking. If home-made, they are even better – each bite simply a delight! The name “Gabelbissen” in Austrian (which literally translates as “fork bites”) stems from the so-called “fork breakfast” – the Austrian 2nd breakfast, or brunch.

Metainformationen

Ingredients

For the vegetable mayonnaise:

  • 80 g carrots (yellow, diced)
  • 80 g turnips (yellow, diced)
  • 80 g peas
  • 40 g gherkins (diced)
  • 1 gelatine sheet
  • 300 g mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper

For the gelée:

  • 250 ml beef or vegetable stock
  • 6 gelatine sheets
  • 2 tbsp gherkin juice

To finish:

  • 4 slices of ham
  • 1 egg (hard-boiled)
  • 4 slices of cucumber
  • 80 g peas
Gabelbissen Ingredients

Directions for Gabelbissen

  1. Chop carrots and turnips into small cubes and blanch with the peas. Meanwhile, dice the gherkins.
  2. Soak the gelatine in cold water but place one of the sheets in its own bowl. Squeeze the water out of this sheet and heat in a small pot. Mix with one tablespoon of mayonnaise and then mix with the remaining mayonnaise.
  3. Add the vegetables to the mayonnaise, season with salt and pepper and add the gherkin juice.
  4. Bring the stock to the boil and stir in the remaining, squeezed out gelatine sheets and gherkin juice. Season to taste and allow to cool.
  5. Rinse a few jars/small serving dishes in boiling water and allow to cool. Divide the vegetable mayonnaise between the dishes. Cut the ham slices to fit the dishes and place on the mayonnaise. Top with a slice of boiled egg and small gherkin slice. Finally, cover with gelée and leave to cool in the fridge, ideally overnight.
Gabelbissen – Original Austrian Recipe

GOES WELL WITH Kaiser Roll

The pinwheel-shaped Kaiser roll has a very special place amongst Austrian side dishes.
The pinwheel-shaped Kaiser roll has a very special place amongst Austrian breads and rolls. It’s a classic side dish weather for breakfast or as a snack.

TIP

With this dish, your imagination need know no limit! You can also add smoked salmon, herring, sweetcorn or horseradish, for example.

HISTORY BOX

Gabelbissen are generally understood to mean a small snack although in Austria this is seen as a special dish. It is not quite clear how and by whom this was invented although it is certain that two very traditional Viennese establishments – Wojnar and Spak – have already been making this delicacy since the 1930s.
In Austria people like to snack, that’s why we have much more recipes than you might think, that’s why we recommend to taste “Austrian Fast Food” – in our theme world.

The Austrian Brettljause is a hearty snack which usually includes various cold meats and hams as well as accompaniments.
The Austrian Brettljause is a hearty snack which usually includes various cold meats and hams as well as accompaniments such as gherkins or pickled onions.