German Senfeier


German Senfeier

Jennifer Wolfgramm - Missionary wife
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Servings 3


  • 9 small to medium potatoes peeled
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • bouillon
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt
  • 6 eggs
  • greens for serving


  • Boil the whole potatoes in salted water until tender. Remove from water but keep warm.
  • Melt the butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Stir in the flour. Whisk in the water and milk until you have a smooth sauce.
  • Stir the mustard, some bouillon powder, vinegar, and sugar into the sauce. Add salt to taste. Heat through and keep warm on low heat.
  • Boil the eggs to your desired doneness. Peel the eggs carefully and cut in half.
  • To serve: Ladle some mustard sauce into a shallow bowl or deep plate. Add to the sauce 3 potatoes and 4 egg halves. Sprinkle generously with fresh parsley, dill or chives.


Senfeier (Eggs in Mustard Sauce) is an easy and economical lunch from old East German times. Google often mis-translates Senfeier as "Mustard Party," which, although incorrect, is much more fun!
Keyword Europe, European, German