Bratwurst with Sauerkraut or Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut
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Recipe for Bratwurst with Sauerkraut served with creamy mashed potatoes. Authentic German and Austrian veal sausage recipe.
Recipe type: Sandwich, lunch, dinner, fast, meals for him, manly meals
Cuisine: German, Austrian, American
Serves: 2
  • 1 bag of Sauerkraut (500 grams or 1 lb), drain most off the liquid
  • 6 whole juniper berries
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 veal Bratwurst
  • ready made mashed potatoes for serving*
Additional Ingredients:
  • horseradish
  • German style mustard
  • dark rye bread
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, once warm saute the onions until translucent. add the juniper berries and cook for 2 minutes. Next pour the sauerkraut into the pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Under medium heat, and stirring occasionally, continue to cook the sauerkraut until all of the liquid has evaporated and it begins to caramelize and turn a golden brown. This will take about 15-20 minutes
  2. Once the sauerkraut has finished cooking you can start on the sausage. Using a sharp knife make small horizontal cuts along it just as is in the photos. Heat a lightly oil grilling pan and grill them until they split and are cooked through.
To Serve:
  1. Serve the grilled sausages with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, horseradish, mustard and bread. If you'd like, they pair great with beer.
*I make sure that I either have leftover mashed potatoes, or that they are cooked first before moving onto the cabbage and sausages. Homemade is best of course.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at