“Green Thursday” – is called today in German (and, by the way, also in Czech). It is the Thursday before Easter. The origin of this name is unclear – explanations range from cultural to linguistic. However, I have associated “green” with this day since childhood, and it’s no wonder. In my hometown of Frankfurt/Main, people eat “green sauce” on this day. This dish has also been liked by someone else with whom I share this hometown: the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
How to make green sauce? Here is my grandmother’s recipe:
Finely chop about 400 g of herbs (parsley, sorrel, cress, chives, burnet, borage, chervil) and mix with 200 g of sour cream, 250 g of yogurt, a teaspoon of mustard, white pepper and salt. Serve with hard boiled eggs and potatoes.