This dish was very German kind of, with sausages and apples and onions, or at least it reminded me a bit of Oktoberfest and also of Fall.
Here is a picture of the final result:
And here is the recipe that I used: (Link)
- 8 sausages
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
- 3 large apples - peeled, cored, and cut into thin wedges
- 2 tablespoons apple cider or red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
- salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare grill for high heat.
- With a fork, poke sausages several times. Place in a pot, cover with water, and simmer over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.
- Warm butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Stir in apples, vinegar, and brown sugar; cook, stirring gently, until caramelized, about 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Meanwhile, place sausages on grill (or under broiler), and cook until well browned. Serve on a mound of caramelized apples and onions.
ChangesI made several changes to this recipe:
The first is that instead of cooking the sausage in water I instead used two bottles of beer. I am not sure how much of an effect this had, but I really enjoyed it.
The second change was that I also made mashed potatoes to go with this dish. I used this recipe (Link), which was pretty simple and used red potatoes which I like. One thing to note about that recipe is that it is for 100 servings. I obviously did not make that much. I believe I made 2 servings and it was fine with this dish.
The final change is that I did not have a grill around to cook the sausage on. Instead I used the broiler for just a few minutes.
The ProcessI started by first preparing the potatoes. I added them to a pot of water.
At this point, Sprinks walked in and stared at me.
At the same time I started preparing the sausages. Here you can see one sausage lifted out of the beer. I almost forgot this when I was making it, but don't forget to poke holes in the sausage it makes a large difference it the flavors they soak up.
While both of those were cooking I prepared the apples and the onions. Here you can see the carnage of coring and slicing apples. I am not the neatest corer in the world, but it got the job done.
By this time the sausages were done, so I set them aside and begin working on the onions and apple mix.
I then prepared a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and place the sausages on it, to prepare for the broiler.
Soon the onions and apples were ready. I didn't add a whole lot of salt and pepper to this, but you certainly could if desired.
I then finished mashing the potatoes.
You can't really see this in the picture below, but I put the mashed potatoes down first, then on top of that I put the onions and apples and finally topped it off with the sausage.