German Sausage for Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is a festival held every year in Munich, Bayaria and Germany. It runs from late September to early October for 16 days. Historians say that it originated in 1810 as a wedding feast for the crown prince of Bavaria, later King Louis I. Today it is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world’s largest fair. The festival is held on an area named the Theresienwiese, often called d’Wiesn for short. There is a huge amount of traditional food served along with the beer that most people associate with the Oktoberfest.
In planning your own Oktoberfest celebration your menu should include items, along with the beer, like German sausages, German potato salad, sauerkraut, cabbage and of course my favorite black forest cake. To help you get started here is one of my favorite recipes for you to try.
German Sausage and Cabbage
4 – tablespoons bacon fat
2 – tablespoons white sugar
1 – medium yellow onion, chopped
5 – cups shredded red cabbage
2 – tablespoons cider vinegar
½ – teaspoon caraway seeds
1 – pound German (or Polish) sausage links
1 – cup beer
Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Melt the bacon fat in a large skillet over medium heat.
Step 2: Add the sugar and stir until the sugar browns.
Step 3: Reduce heat and add the chopped onion and saute until golden.
Step 4: Add the cabbage,vinegar and caraway seeds and stir.
Step 5: Place the sausage links top of the cabbage. Salt and pepper to taste and pour the beer over all.
Step 6: Bring the mixture to a boil over a medium high heat. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.