Bratwurst with Braised Sauerkraut & Potatoes

This inviting main dish is incredibly flavorful, simmered with luscious sauerkraut and boiled potatoes.

Ingredients:
Skagit River Ranch bratwurst links
12 small potatoes, such as this week’s fingerling varities
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

Method:
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.

Oktoberfest Recipes

In keeping with the warm, soulful flavors of classic Oktoberfest, this week’s lineup takes a trip to Bavaria with favorites such as smoky bratwurst links, marbled rye bread and locally-made sauerkraut. Complemented by an array of fall all-stars like Delicata squash, German Butterball potatoes, red cabbage and Brussels sprout crowns to incorporate into comforting side dishes, this box also includes farm-fresh eggs, fragrant herbs, Sauk Farm apple cider, Northwest-grown hazelnuts, and to complete this cozy and comforting feast, a selection of apples from the Bella Luna orchard—prost!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bratwurst with Braised Sauerkraut & Potatoes
This inviting main dish is incredibly flavorful, simmered with luscious sauerkraut and boiled potatoes.

German Potato Salad
This satisfying side dish is best served warm.

Brussels Sprout Crown Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette
This hearty salad is accented by fall apples, tart cranberries and toasted hazelnuts; yum!

Sweet Red Cabbage Slaw
Crafted with fresh cabbage, this sweet-and-sour slaw is a true German classic.

Baked Delicata Squash
Tossed with cream and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, this beautiful side from The Glorious Vegetables of Italy enhances the sweet flavor of autumn squash.

Applesauce
This lovely, chunky applesauce pairs well with this week’s Bavarian fare.

A Taste of Bavaria Recipes

In keeping with the warm, soulful flavors of classic Oktoberfest, this week’s lineup takes a trip to Bavaria with such favorites as smoky bratwurst links, fresh pumpernickel bread and tangy sauerkraut. Complemented by an array of fall all-stars like Autumn Frost winter squash, red carrots and cabbage, Spitzenberg apples and baby potatoes to incorporate into comforting side dishes, this box also includes farm-fresh eggs, kiwi berries and a bevy of salad greens, plus Sauk Farm apple cider and and a vibrant, crimson-red Cabernet Sauvignon—prost!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bratwurst with Caramelized Onions, Leeks & Sweet Peppers
This inviting main dish is incredibly flavorful! (If you happen to have any leftovers, try piling them into a sandwich with this week’s pumpernickel bread.)

German Potato Salad
This satisfying side dish is best served warm.

Apple & Carrot Slaw with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
This refreshing, brightly-colored slaw is a snap to do-ahead.

Sweet Red Cabbage Slaw
Crafted with fresh cabbage, this sweet-and-sour slaw is a true German classic.

Roasted Carrots, Two Ways
One sweet, the other savory, these easy methods allow freshly-roasted carrots to shine!

Maple-Ginger Winter Squash
You’ll love this unique flavor combination!

Bavarian Classics Recipes

This week’s box stars the hearty, robust, cozy and comforting flavors of Bavaria with all-natural bratwurst complemented by locally-crafted Riesling sauerkraut, freshly-baked rye bread and a pair of bold mustards, plus seasonal produce like red cabbage, sweet onions, rutabaga and Bintje potatoes to help craft our favorite German-style side dishes (see recipes for details!). Honeycrisp apple cider, farm-fresh eggs, kiwi applesauce and cocktail pecans also help round out this truly-satisfying lineup—prost!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bratwurst with Braised Sauerkraut & Potatoes
This inviting main dish is incredibly flavorful, simmered with luscious sauerkraut and boiled potatoes.

Reibekuchen
These classic German potato pancakes are delicious served with applesauce for a sweet option, or topped with sour cream, chives and fresh ground pepper for a more savory taste.

Sweet Red Cabbage Slaw
Crafted with fresh cabbage, this sweet-and-sour slaw is a true German classic.

Braised Root Vegetables & Cabbage with Fruit
This ingenious recipe from Food & Wine boasts extra flavor thanks to the addition of apples and pears.

Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter & Lemon
The sweet, nutty brown butter here lends a beautiful finishing touch.

Winter Green Salad with Root Vegetables & Apple
Packed with rutabagas and kale, this super-healthy salad also from Food & Wine is incredibly refreshing.

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