Preparing for a blackout: which dishes work without electricity?
Created: 2022-11-27 06:39
By: Janine Napirca
If the electricity goes out, you can no longer cook.
But you still have to eat.
Which foods are suitable for an emergency supply when there is a blackout?
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What can you actually still eat if, in an emergency, the power really goes out?
Pasta with tomato sauce is bad.
You can forget about many dried foods such as rice or flour during a so-called blackout.
Because when supply chains are disrupted and the power goes out not only in the supermarket but also in your home, it is not easy to find something to eat.
The nicest stock of onions and potatoes is useless.
Oatmeal with long-life milk is better.
Below you can find out which groceries you should stock up on in the event of a potential power outage.
As inedible as it may sound: In the event of a power failure, you can also eat canned ravioli cold © Norbert Schmidt/Imago
Since people can go some time without eating, but not for very long without drinking, an emergency supply of drinks is essential.
Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster
Assistance recommends two liters of liquid per day per person.
It is therefore best to always have enough water in the house.
You can also dissolve tea powder in cold water, for example.
It may also be worth buying a camping or alcohol stove in an emergency, as recommended by the
Bavarian State Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Forestry
With this you can make smaller meals and hot drinks such as instant coffee.
Create an emergency supply for an impending power failure: 1st tip - tin cans
Tin cans are a good way of bridging impending periods without electricity.
may not taste as delicious cold as they do warmed up.
But they are all nutritious for emergencies.
So are corn, tuna, and other canned foods.
Look around the canned food aisles in the supermarket and select the foods that you would also like to eat cold in an emergency.
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Create an emergency supply for an impending power failure: Tip 2 – Pickles
Homemade pickles such as kimchi, pickled gherkins, olives from a jar
or homemade jam are also suitable for emergency supplies in the event of a power failure.
If you don't make jam, ferment vegetables or pickle yourself, you're sure to find what you're looking for in your trusted supermarket.
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Even spreads such as honey or nut nougat cream can still be eaten if the power goes out.
Smear the cream on rusks, for example, and spice up your cold tea with a dash of honey.
You also don't need electricity for a rusk and banana lasagna.
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Stock up on emergencies in case of an imminent power failure: Tip 3 – snacks
What should also not be missing in the emergency supply for a possible blackout are snacks that can be stored for a long time and consumed immediately.
So stock up on salty foods and sweets that you love to eat.
For example chips and nuts, or biscuits, chocolate and gummy bears
With the little joys, the waiting time until the electricity works again is more bearable.