Currywurst, a large-format fried or grilled sausage cut into
thick slices and seasoned with spicy ketchup and generous amounts of
powder, usually served with french fries — a popular snack
originating in early 1950s Berlin.
Both "Bockwurst"-style (i.e. intended to be boiled) and "Bratwurst"-style (i.e. intended to be grilled or fried) sausages are used
depending on region and the use of one or the other is a matter for much debate
Currywurst remains one of most popular fast foods
in Germany, especially in Berlin the Rhine-Ruhr area, but the
gaining rapidly in popularity.