German inspired

This meal  was inspired by Mr BBB’s love of German food. Me, I can take it or leave it, but break out the bratwurst or leberwurst and Mr BBB is one happy man. So when he came across these knackwurst during our recent trip to the grocery store, they found their way into our shopping trolley without delay. IMG_7425 I was then left with the all important decision of what to make with them. IMG_7420 Although I know very little about preparing German cuisine, I do know that cabbage features quite prominently. IMG_7421 So to accompany the knackwurst, I opted to make a warm cabbage and apple side dish. IMG_7422 Cabbage, apple, onion, dijon mustard, butter, brown sugar, mustard powder and apple cider vinegar. IMG_7423  IMG_7424IMG_7426 Cooked for a good hour or so until the cabbage and apple had softened. Then in went the sliced knackwurst, and cooked for a further 30 minutes until warmed through. IMG_7427 Ok – this dish may not be much to look at.. IMG_7429 But you will have to trust me when I tell you that it was delicious. IMG_7430 Like ‘oh so’ delicious. IMG_7432 The knackwurst were quite tasty, but it was the soft, buttery sweet cabbage that had me swooning. IMG_7428 Who would have thought that the humble cabbage could end up so tasty!? What about you? Are you a fan of German food?

9 thoughts on “German inspired

  1. I think this is probably the first time that I've seen one of your recipes and thought 'you can keep that one'. Just a personal preference, not a criticism – I can't eat fruit in a savoury meal and the words 'cabbage' and 'German' together just make me think of sauerkraut … bad, bad experiences there. So I guess the answer to your question is no, I'm not a fan of German food. To be fair actually it's probably savoury German food that I don't like, give me a good apple streusel or a schwarzwälder kirschtorte (black forest cake) and I'm in heaven! (sorry, today seems to be a day of long winded comments for me)

  2. My favourite element of German cuisine is their bread and baked goods. German bread is exquisite. I load up on it every time I go there – it's so delicious, and I never need butter with it!

    Even though it's not the most vegetarian friendly nation I always enjoy the food there – but one needs to keep up the running while there, definitely, with all the noodles, potatoes and, my favourite, reiberdatchi (potato fritters with apple sauce and sour cream, discovered at the Christmas markets in Munich one year…fatal!!)

  3. Hi Lisa, like Phil up there, I've got to say I love German baked goods. Not so keen on the snags 🙂
    Hope you're having a great week. Miss C sounds like she's going through a big growth spurt!

  4. German food is fantastic! I agree that it German food tastes delicious, but isn't usually pretty to look at. That's okay though – to me, taste is what really matters!!

  5. My Dad lived in Germany in his twenties so loves German sausages, but we almost never ate them because of Mum's allergies. I'd try this though. Salty goodness!

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