There are plenty of dishes that can go perfectly well with your favourite beer during Oktoberfest, but here’s one that will always remain a crowd-winner. This German Bratwurst with Sauerkraut dish is a traditional Oktoberfest food, but is also considered a great comfort food all year round. Whether grilled or pan fried, the tasty bratwurst sausages always pair greatly with sauerkraut, and of course with a cold bottle of German beer!
So spice up your party or Oktoberfest celebration with this quick and classic German-inspired dish. Serve as a main dish with boiled or mashed potatoes, mustard and bread, or simply as a scrumptious sandwich filling. Enjoy!
Bratwurst with Sauerkraut
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 8 bratwurst sausages
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
- a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsps red or white wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup water
- Heat oil in a large frying pan or skillet over medium heat.
- Add the bratwurst sausages and cook for 3-5 minutes or until evenly browned.
- Add onion slices and cook, stirring, until translucent and soft.
- Stir in sauerkraut. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Pour the vinegar and water into the pan and mix well.
- Bring to a slow boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the water has evaporated.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, for a further 5 minutes or until the sausages are cooked through.
- Remove from heat and transfer to a plate.
- Serve bratwurst with sauerkraut with mashed or boiled potatoes, mustard or anything as desired.