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Schnitz und Knepp -Berks and Lancaster County- Where??

ohso Jul 23, 2011 07:32 AM

In a couple of weeks I'll be passing through Berks and Lancaster County around lunch time during the week. I've never had Schnitz und Knepp and I'm certain there has to be local restaurants that still offers this disappearing dish.

Does anyone know where I might possibly find it, even as a revolving lunch special?


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    piney RE: ohso Jul 23, 2011 11:23 PM

    Risser's Family Restaurant on 422 in Womelsdorf does it, but with ham. approximately every three weeks, it's a fri, sat, sun special. there is an ad each week in the myerstown merchandiser (usually updated on tues or wens):


    Risser's Family Restaurant
    4055 Conrad Weiser Pkwy, Womelsdorf, PA 19567

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      Bacchus101 RE: piney Jul 25, 2011 06:00 AM

      Wow, a blast from the past! Memories of Grandmother. She always made this dish with ham also. It would be well worth the long drive into this lovely part of PA Dutch country to have a taste of this dish once again. Of course no matter how good it is topping a memory will be hard to do. Thanks for the tip!

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        ohso RE: piney Jul 26, 2011 04:35 PM

        Thanks Piney

        I called Risser's and they will have Schnitz und Knepp on their specials menu when I'm passing through town a week from this Friday.

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        dberg1313 RE: ohso Jul 25, 2011 08:40 AM

        We always made it with ham too; I wasn't aware there was any other way! Unless you just had the snitz & the dough (which is what we called knepp!)

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          cwdonald RE: dberg1313 Jul 25, 2011 09:06 AM

          Would someone be kind enough to be describe the dish? Sounds like something worth looking for!

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            dberg1313 RE: cwdonald Jul 26, 2011 07:26 AM

            I can give you a specific recipe if you like but it basically comes down to a stew of dried apples (aka snitz), little dumplings (the knepp), and usually ham.

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              Bacchus101 RE: cwdonald Aug 1, 2011 06:32 AM

              cw, dberg description, though basic, is right on. I suppose even in a simple dish like this many variation can occur. The combination of the semi sweetness of the fresh apple stew with the saltiness of the slowly cooked ham (think ham and sting beans) ham. With the lightness of the lovely white dumplings is quite a treat indeed when fresh and done with a knowing hand.

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