This inviting main dish is incredibly flavorful, simmered with luscious sauerkraut and boiled potatoes.
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12 small potatoes, such as this week’s German Butterball
3 cups sauerkraut, drained
1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken stock or water
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Soften the onions and butter in a heavy oven-proof pan, browning the onions lightly. Add the sauerkraut, wine, stock, salt and pepper. Bring to boil, turn down, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Then add the potatoes to the sauerkraut mixture and cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are barely tender.
2. Meanwhile, in another skillet, simmer the bratwurst in 1-2-inches of water to cover for 20 minutes. Then drain off the water from the skillet and continue cooking just long enough to brown the bratwurst lightly.
3. Place the bratwurst in with the sauerkraut and potatoes and put in the oven at 375° for 15-20 minutes covered.
4. To serve, pile the sauerkraut and potatoes on a heated platter and arrange the bratwurst over the top. Serve with mustard and red cabbage slaw on the side.