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Goose with Blaukraut and Bread Dumpling (Serviettenknödel)

Special dish on St. Martin's Day


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On the 11th of November, Austrians celebrate St. Martin's Day. In past times, ​this was the period when farmers had to give parts of their harvest away. Today there is a custom to eat special dishes, such as goose with Blaukraut and bread dumplings, called Serviettenknödel.

This bread dumpling is shaped into a roll and boiled using a special napkin (Serviette), which is how it gets the name. The filling of the Knodel differs according to the region.