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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

In Purrsuit of Flavors and Wordless Wednesday

 I thank Das Nelly and Phenny and Canadian Cats FOR HOSTING

Wednesday June 2nd our hosts asked us to make 

 Sensational Sandwiches

I decided to make

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Sandwiches

Phenny, Nelly, Mom and Dad I hope I make you proud with my version of a very German meal!!

Until three or four years ago, I did not have a clue how to make this delicious brats and sauerkraut.  It gets a 10 out of 10 rating in the household.


1TBSP butter
6 fresh bratwursts
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
1 medium tart apple such as Granny Smith cored and cut into small chunks
1 lb raw or canned sauerkraut, drained. I used canned sauerkraut.
1 (12 ounce bottle of dark beer, we use New Castle brown ale
pepper to taste
1 tsp caraway seed
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
6 large brats buns, we use Pepperidge Farm Soft White Hoagie w/ sesame seeds
Brown mustard

1.Heat large sauté pan over medium - high heat. I use an electric skillet.
2.Add butter to melt, then add Brats
3.Brown Brats on all sides, remove and set aside.
4.Reduce heat to medium
5.Add onions, sauté til lightly brown, about 10 minutes, stirring often
6.Add apples and toss until lightly golden
7.Add sauerkraut, brats and beer, plus 1/2 ale bottle of water
8.Stir in caraway, thyme and pepper
9.Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until brats are cooked through and sauerkraut and apples are tender about 30 minutes
10.If necessary, remove the lid and cook further to remove excess moisture
11.To serve spread mustard in each roll
12.Add brat and top with sauerkraut mixture.
Potato salad is home made too.  Most people have their very own tried and true recipe for potato salad.  I make it just like my Mama made it.  No recipe just standard ingredients: boiled eggs, potatoes, sw. relish, mayo, yellow mustard, onions, salt and pepper and celery seed. The secret to my potato salad is my *resident taster. Once it is mixed *Dad of Angel Madi gives it a taste.

Hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus

I spy Peter Cottontail, do you?


  1. what a super idea!!! we bet our grampy will love us, when we prepare such a sandwich for him.... and if wekeep da nelly away from that tasty sausage... (and da Peter is tasty too said da nelly...LOL)

  2. Hari OM
    You'll forgive me if I give this one a miss! I do like the shadow shot with Peter though... YAM xx

  3. Oh great, dad and I just read this and he's drooling all over my head. He says he hasn't had something like this in many years and would dig right into that. He used to gorge himself on hot dogs, bratwurst, kielbasa, sausage, bacon- in other words, the more fat and salt the better. Thankfully, mom's in control of his nutritional intake these days. Otherwise, he likely wouldn't be around to do this blog with me. She does occasionally get him a jar of Whole Foods sauerkraut, so he's somewhat happy.

  4. Oh my but that looks yummy! We need to give this a try! Yup, we certainly do see Peter Cottontail!

  5. That sounds tasty!
    Peter Cottontail's tail gives him away every time!

  6. That sounds delicious. We spotted Peter Cottontail!

  7. delish and yes, i do see that white cotton tail... can't hide from the camera, turn you back next time Peter

  8. Yummy! I haven't had sauerkraut in a while. Need to pick up some.

    We have some bun bun's running loose around the yard and on the hill. I guess now that Wave and Bob are in prison..... they decided it's safe enough to live here.

  9. Yummy! I haven't had one in a long time now that you mentioned it. I spot that little white cotton tail. :)

  10. I would love, love, love to have that sandwich. A favorite meal of mine too.

    Yes I see the cute cottontail. Adorable.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hugs, honey. ♥

  11. That sure looks like a tasty meal. We wouldn't miss seeing Peter as we have many of them around our house too.

  12. C; samich sounds grate; my grand pa would have truly enjoyed :)

    and take a photo of your flowers; HARE two day....they will be gone two morrow =^--^=


  13. Oh we have lots of bunnies here too- they can be pretty destructive to our gardens, but I use a spray that deters them! Enjoyed all your photos!

  14. We are on our way for the brat sandwich and your tater salad! I do spy Peter Cottontail, he is well camouflaged but that cottontail gave him away! Thank you for sharing the recipe, we usually just throw them on the grill... these sound much more tasty!

  15. Yum on the brat, I'll bet that is really good. We see the bunny hop too!

  16. That looks good. I didn't see the bunny at first, but now I do. XO

  17. OMD..Ed would LOVE this...he is a big Brat fan!!

  18. That sandwich looks yummy, although Mom says she will take hers without the kraut:) And that potato salad sounds delicious.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  19. This sounds soooo good (wipes drool from chin). I sure wish we could eat it. We're just weird in what we can and can't eat, dang it.

  20. OOooOoOoOooooo = We have a meal like that about once a week. There is nothing better than brats and sauerkraut! The apple is a nice touch. Sometimes I use grated beets, but I had not thought of apples. Thanks for the new recipe!

  21. That's what my Mom made for Memorial Day weekend picnic with was a big hit. Talk about YUMMY!!!!!!!

    Hugs, Teddy

  22. We love Bratwurst and Bockwurst is good too. Give that one a try


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