Annie's Jaegerstubchen - Speicher
In the village of Speicher, just a few km from Dudeldorf, is a tiny restaurant called Annie's Jaegerstubchen (roughly hunter's room). We came here as often as possible, because she served the best (maybe only) butterschnitzel around. This little old lady often ran the entire restaurant by herself, taking orders then going back to the kitchen to cook from scratch. As you drank a beer and enjoyed your salad, you could hear her pounding the pork loins into schnitzel then sizzling the meat on the hot oil. Because she worked alone, you could be assured of two things: you would never find fresher, better tasting food, and your meal would certainly take 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
If it was your first visit, she would insist you try her famous butterschnitzel, a breaded, fried pork loin drenched in real garlic butter with lemon and french fries. It was always excellent!
Unfortunately, I believe Annie's i snow closed, as VT friends in Germany have been unable to locate the restaurant. She'll be sadly missed.
I ate at Torschanke several times while in Dudeldorf since it was about one minute away by foot. There are two things I remember most from this bar and restaurant: The Bauernschnitzel (farmer's schnitzel) with a pile of fried potato wedges under a slab of fried pork under a fried egg. Delicious!
The second unique thing is the the butter: They give you three different kinds: a green type that is slightly spiced, a normal yellow butter, and a white butter with small nuts that tastes like straight animal fat (thanks to VT Member Corey07 for letting me know this fatty butter is called "schweineschmalz").
As you can see, this is a very health conscious place!