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Recipe: OKTOBERFEST WEEK: GRILLED BRATWURST WITH GERMAN POTATO SALAD

So technically Oktoberfest is celebrated mostly in September. But October is the month when fall ales and German-style foods start sounding good. This week, we'll share some Oktoberfest-friendly recipes. This one comes from the food blog www.recipe4living.com.

INGREDIENTS

4 12 oz. cans beer

1 1/2 lb. Bratwurst sausage links (2-3 oz. links)

2 lb. baking potatoes, peeled and medium diced

Salt

6 oz. raw bacon, chopped

1 cup chopped onions

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4- 1/3. apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup whole grain mustard

4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

1/4 cup chopped green onions

Drizzle vegetable oil

12 slices or 6 rolls, dark bread, warm

Crock whole grain mustard

DIRECTIONS

In a saucepan, over medium heat, bring the beer up to a simmer. Add the sausages and cook until plump, about 4-6 minutes. Preheat the grill. In a saucepan, over medium heat, cook the potatoes in salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove and drain well. Keep warm.

In a saute pan, over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Add the onions. Season with black pepper. Saute for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked potatoes, crispy bacon/onions with fat, vinegar, to taste, mustard, eggs, and green onions. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Using the back of a spoon, mash the mixture together. The salad should be well blended but with some lumps.

Lightly brush the sausages with oil. Place on the grill and cook for a couple of minutes on each side. Remove the sausages from the grill. Mound the potato salad in the center of each serving plate. Lay the sausages next to the salad. Garnish with parsley. Serve with the brown bread and mustard.

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