World Cuisine Wednesdays: Oktoberfest

By 1800FlyEurope in World Cuisine Wednesdays | on September 23rd, 2009

In keeping with the continuation of Oktoberfest,¬† this week’s recipe is for a delicious Bratwurst.¬† In order to make this, you will need a meat grinder and butcher‚Äôs twine.


1lb fresh boneless trim pork loin
1lb fresh boneless trim veal
¬Ω tsp nutmeg
1 ¬Ω tsp salt
¬Ω tsp fresh ground pepper
Sausage casings

Put dry ingredients in mixing bowl and set aside.

Make sure your meats have been trimmed of all fats and gristle then cut into small pieces.  Place meat into bowl with dry ingredients, mix to combine the ingredients.

Run the mixture through your grinder 3 or 4 times and then add water and mix again.  Stuff the casings with your mixture, tying the end with the twine.

Place your sausages in a pot of cold water, boil and remove from heat immediately.  Let stand 5 minutes before draining.

Pour a cup or so of milk into a bowl and dip each bratwurst in the milk and then set on your grill and cook until golden brown.


And since some readers don’t have a meat grinder (or maybe you just don’t eat meat) I have a great potato dumpling recipe to share.  This recipe was given to me by a friend of my parents’ who got it from an old neighbor when she lived in Germany years ago.

Potato Knoedel (Dumpling)

6 potatoes
2 eggs beaten
1 chopped onion
1 tbsp flour (heaping)
1 tsp salt
2 slices of bread
1 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp white vinegar

Boil 2 of potatoes, drain and allow to cool.

Cut the 2 slices of bread into small   ¼ to ½ inch squares and fry in butter. Set aside on paper towel.

Peel the other 4 potatoes and peel into a large bowl with water and vinegar.  Squeeze as try as possible into a paper towel.  Grate and peel cooked potatoes.

Mix all ingredients together well, mold and form into balls.  Boil in salted water for about 15-18 minutes, until dumplings rise to the top, careful not to overcook. Drain and serve hot.

Enjoy!  Happy Oktoberfest!

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