Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
And I want to clear something up (because I'm sick of people asking me about it) . . .
Germans do not eat goetta.
The dish originated with German settlers from the northwestern regions of Oldenburg, Hannover, and Westphalia who emigrated to the Cincinnati area in the 19th century. The word "Goetta" comes from the Low German word götte.
Goetta was originally a peasant dish, meant to stretch out servings of meat over several meals to conserve money.
Many peasant dishes are no longer eaten in the age of disposable protein, Goat Shin meat was a big seller in Italy at one time too.