To the almost end of the week, to one day before Jay’s BFF’s wedding festivities start, and TO OUR GERMAN MEAL!
The whole damn thing, y’all.
What I love about this meal is that most of it is totally simple. The only “recipes” are the German Potato Salad and Braised Red Cabbage that we already did, but beyond that we’re really just assembling a few things to make a complete meal.
Here’s what we’re making:
What I’m trying to say, is, it takes me an hour to make this. Whatevs.
I like to start the potatoes to boil and the cabbage to braise first, and then get to work on the sausage. You can use any sausage you like, and feel free to boil it like the Germans do. I find that to be a bit boring, and I REALLY like crispy bits of sausage more than mushy ones so…I do a pan fry for my sausage. First, though, I cut the links in half to get twice the surface area.
Obviously sauerkraut involves opening a can, so there isn’t a ton to explain on that front, is there? While the sausages are working I keep moving forward with the cabbage and the potatoes, and because all of these items can be served room or at room temp it doesn’t matter if I get some things totally done while I finish the rest of the meal. You just eat when it all comes together and don’t worry about anything being super hot or super chilled.
Promise it won’t let you down. There’s no “recipe” here, and you could even pick three of these things to make a meal, but I like the variety. You can swap out different veggies with the dill, use a different protein – sky’s the limit!