WC Day 4 Recipe: Germany

*Note: Each day of the group stage of the World Cup 2018 I will be making a meal from one of the countries playing that day.  Day 4 saw the first real surprise of the tournament with Mexico beating Germany 1-0.

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Germany is rich in culture, especially food (and beer).  Here I make bratwurst and sauerkraut.

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

Bratwurst literally translates from brat, meaning finely chopped meat and wurst, meaning sausage.  Where I live getting freshly made German bratwurst is easy and very tasty.

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is finely cut cabbage fermented by lactic acid bacteria.  It has a long history in many cultures with origins even in China.  Very common in German meals it is crispy and goes great with sausage.

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3-4 slices of bacon

1 onion

1 package of Sauerkraut

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon caraway seeds

1/2 cup chicken stock

1/2 cup cooking sherry

Crisp bacon on the stove in large pan, then add onion until translucent.  The Sauerkraut package should be emptied in a large bowl, then covered with water.  Next take it out of the mixture squeezing the juice out and add it to the pan of bacon and onion.  Add rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes until most of the liquid is gone.

IMG_6644Serve with cold german beer!

 

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