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Oktoberfest at home

Oktoberfest at home

Glückliches Oktoberfest!

Can’t make it to the festival in Munich this week? Let FreshDirect bring Oktoberfest to your door! We have an entire section on our website devoted to Oktoberfest essentials and favorites.

And although Oktoberfest is a celebration that technically lasts 16 days, from late September to the first weekend in October, in my kitchen, Oktoberfest is synonymous with autumn, and I celebrate it all October long!

To help you get into the Bavarian spirit, I’ve prepared some classic German dishes for you to try out on your own.

Von Spahn German Potato Salad

Von Spahn German Potato Salad

Von Spahn German Potato Salad (a family recipe)

2 bags of microwavable potatoes
6 slices Schaller and Weber Black Forest bacon
3/4 cup diced yellow onions
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp celery seed
freshly ground pepper to taste
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

1) Microwave potatoes. When done, let them cool for a minute and then slice them thin or however you’d like.
2) Fry bacon and drain [but leave bacon grease in pan]; set aside.
3) Sautee onion in fat until brown
4) Add dry ingredients until bubbly
5) Remove from burner and stir in water and vinegar.
6) Heat to boiling…stirring constantly. Boil for one minute.
7) Stir in bacon (crumbled) and potatoes.
8) Serve and enjoy!

Beer-Battered Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

1 package of Schaller and Weber Bratwurst
½ an medium onion, chopped
½ lb of FreshDirect sauerkraut
1 bottle of German lager

1) Add onions and German lager to a pot.
2) Bring to a boil
3) Add bratwurst to the pot and keep at a calm boil for 5-8 minutes
4) Remove bratwurst from pot and pan grill them
5) Add sauerkraut to what’s left over in the pot and keep on a low-medium heat, stirring occasionally
6) Cook bratwursts until golden brown on the outside.
7) Cook sauerkraut until hot and drain.

Serve together or on a bun with mustard.

Pretzels and German Beer Spicy Mustard

Pretzels and German Beer Spicy Mustard

Pretzels and German Beer Spicy Mustard

6 SuperPretzel soft pretzels
½ cup coarse grain mustard
3 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
3 tsp horseradish
3 Tbsp German lager
freshly ground pepper to taste

1) Cook pretzels in the oven or microwave as per the instructions on the SuperPretzel packaging
2) Mix all other ingredients together. Add more lager to make it more watery, and grain mustard to make it thicker.
3) Dip hot pretzels in German beer spicy mustard

Great for parties or appetizers!

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