Retro Recipe Redo revamps vintage recipes so they're easier and quicker for today's busy cooks. This week: Old World Oktoberfest flavor in a quick, easy recipe.
I'm a weenie of a German. I hate the taste of sauerkraut and can't stand beer.
So what's a half-German girl to do this time of year, when folks everywhere pick up a stein and brat to celebrate the Old World traditions of Oktoberfest
Punt, that's what.
Here's what I had in my fridge after a trip to the farmer's market: fresh bratwurst, beautiful fall apples, a pungent white onion, petite potatoes, red bell pepper, and asparagus.
Yes, asparagus. Work with me here...
What it turned into was a Bavarian Grilled Brats and Veggies
recipe that'll knock your lederhosen for a loop!
Hubby sliced and diced:
I nuked the potato chunks and parboiled
the brats. (If you like beer, you could parboil the brats in your best brew. Nein, danke!
Slice the brats and throw everything into a bowl, then toss in the rest of the ingredients and let it marinate a bit while you preheat a grill basket over medium-high heat.
Then toss your mixture into the hot basket:
Close the grill and check it every few minutes to flip the stuff with a spatula. Keep your spatula ready to beat off the neighbors who smell this cooking.
Meanwhile, prep whatever you want to serve this with. Wimpo German me opted out of sauerkraut and opted in angel-hair pasta. It'd be completely amazing over spätzle
, too. (Find easy boxed spätzle at the grocery store.)
This cooks like a Porsche on the Autobahn, easy and fast, so when the meat is done and the veggies are caramelized and crisp-tender, plate 'er up:
That photo'd probably look better to you with a big ol' stein of beer behind it, huh? Sure, go for it.
But I gotta say, it tasted mighty fine with red wine, too. Oh, did I forget to mention that I'm also half French?
The Best of the Wurst
Quick Dish blogger Sarah Caron (aka Scaron) is prepping a primer for us on brats. Watch for her post this Thursday so your wursts are wunderbar!
More Oktoberfest Recipes
Calling Oktoberfest fans! What's your favorite German eats?