If you’re a fan of hearty and comforting German cuisine, then you must try this delicious and easy German potato sausage recipe. This dish combines the flavors of tender potatoes, savory sausages, and aromatic herbs, making it a perfect meal for any time of the year.
To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
– 1 pound of German sausages (such as bratwurst or knackwurst)
– 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
– 1 onion, finely chopped
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
– 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
– 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the sausages from the pot and set them aside.
2. In the same pot, add the onions and garlic. Cook until softened and fragrant.
3. Add the diced potatoes, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir well to combine.
4. Return the sausages to the pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
5. Once the potatoes are cooked, remove the sausages from the pot and slice them into bite-sized pieces.
6. Serve the sausage and potato mixture in bowls, garnishing with chopped fresh parsley.
1. Can I use any type of German sausages for this recipe?
Yes, you can use any type of German sausages that you prefer, such as bratwurst or knackwurst.
2. Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried ones?
Yes, you can use fresh herbs if you have them available. Just adjust the amount accordingly, as fresh herbs tend to have a stronger flavor.
3. Can I add other vegetables to this dish?
Certainly! You can add carrots, bell peppers, or peas to the pot for added flavor and color.
4. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the sausage and potato mixture ahead of time and reheat it when ready to serve.
5. Can I freeze leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze the leftovers in an airtight container for up to three months. Just make sure to thaw and reheat thoroughly before serving.
6. Can I serve this dish with a side of sauerkraut?
Absolutely! Sauerkraut pairs wonderfully with German sausages and potatoes.
7. Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?
Yes, you can substitute sweet potatoes for a slightly different flavor profile.
8. Can I use olive oil instead of vegetable oil?
Yes, you can use olive oil as a substitute if desired.
9. Can I use fresh garlic instead of minced garlic?
Yes, you can use fresh garlic cloves instead of minced garlic. Just finely chop or crush them before adding to the pot.
10. Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker?
Yes, you can adapt this recipe for a slow cooker. Simply brown the sausages and onions in a pan before transferring them to the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours, until the potatoes are tender.
11. Can I serve this dish with mustard or other condiments?
Certainly! Mustard, horseradish, or even ketchup can be served alongside this dish for added flavor.