International Cuisine Tour #9

22 October 2016, Munich, Germany – Guten Tag. The Wade’s Fabulous International Cuisine trip continues in Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest, or as we know it in New Braunfels, Wurstfest. Our menu: Bratwurst Braised in Beer, Hot German Potato Salad, Fried Cabbage, and Uwe’s Rye Bread. For dessert, we have Apple Crumb Pie with Vanilla-Caramel Gelatto. Glücklich Essen.

Munich, Germany is 5,524 miles from New Braunfels, Texas.

Beer Braised Bratwurst

Servings: 2; Prep time: 5 mins.; Cook time: 20 mins.


4 bratwurst
1 (12-ounce) bottle German-style beer

Notes / Directions

Pour beer into large cast iron skillet. Pierce Bratwurst on both sides with fork. Place in beer and bring to a simmer. Cook 10 minutes, turn, and cook another 10 minutes. Heat grill pan over medium high heat. Place Bratwurst on grill pan and cook, turning, until browned on all sides. Serve with German mustard.


Fried Green Cabbage

Servings: 2; Prep time:10 mins.; Cook time: 15-20 mins.


1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 medium head Green cabbage,
1 onion, halved and sliced
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish

Notes / Directions

Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage, season with salt and pepper, cover, and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.

German Potato Salad

Servings: 2; Prep time: 10 mins.; Cook time: 30 mins.


6 medium round red potatoes
3 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small yellow onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
Dash pepper
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup cider vinegar

Notes / Directions

Place potatoes in saucepan; add enough water to cover. Place lid on pan and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cook covered until potatoes are tender, about 25 to 30 minutes; drain. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Cut potatoes into quarters.

In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.

Cook onion in bacon fat in skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, sugar, salt, celery seed and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture bubbles. Stir water and vinegar into onion mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.

Reduce heat to medium and stir in potatoes and bacon. Heat, stirring gently to coat potato slices, until hot and bubbly. Serve warm.

Essential Oktoberfest Vocabulary

Bier: Beer; Ein bier, bitte. (A beer, please.)

Bierzelt: Beer tent.  The largest at Oktoberfest is the Hofbräuzelt that seats up to 10,000 people.Hofbräu Festzelt auf dem Oktoberfest, München, Oberbayern, Bayern, Deutschland

Bierkrug : Beer stein

Kellner/Kellnerin: German for waiter and waitress respectively.waitress

Prost: Cheers; altenately – Zum Wohl  (To your health)img_0391


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