Bratwurst with Sweet-and-Sour Kraut and Dark Bread

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings, 3 brat-bites each
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Ingredients

4 bratwurst sausages, 1 package, found in packaged meats case

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan

1 pound sauerkraut, rinsed and drained

1 cup sweet red pepper relish

1 loaf pumpernickel cocktail bread, 2-inch square loaves of bread, recommended: Pepperidge Farm brand or quarter several slices of any sliced, store bought dark or whole grain bread, as substitute

Directions

  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 a medium 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.
  2. 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.
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