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Bratwurst With Sweet-And-Sour Kraut And Dark Bread


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  • 4 bratwurst sausages 1 package, found in
  • packaged meats case
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound sauerkraut rinsed, drained
  • 1 cup sweet red pepper relish
  • 1 loaf pumpernickel cocktail bread 2" square
  • loaves of bread, Pepperidge Farm
  • brand recommended (or quarter several slices of any
  • sliced, store bought dark or whole grain bread, as substitute)


Servings 8


Step 1

In a medium skillet, bring 1 inch of water to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Pierce the casings of 4 pieces of bratwurst and set into the skillet. Simmer sausages 10 minutes, then remove to a cutting board, pour water out of pan and return pan to stovetop, adjusting heat to medium-high heat.

Slice sausages on an angle, 6 cuts per wurst. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, and set slices into hot skillet. Brown 1 to 2 minutes on each side.

Place sauerkraut into a colander. Rinse and squeeze dry. Add to the browned bratwurst slices. Stir in sweet red pepper relish and warm through another 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and place along side cocktail or quartered sliced dark bread.

To serve, spoon sliced wurst and sauerkraut onto bread.

This recipe yields 8 servings, 3 brat-bites each.

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