October 6, 2017

Top 5 German Side Dishes for Bratwurst


Sauerkraut is a form of fermented cabbage that has been popular throughout Central Europe for hundreds of years. Sauerkraut combines one of the healthiest vegetables (cabbage) with one of the most beneficial methods of food preparation (fermentation).

It also tastes fantastic with grilled bratwurst! Sauerkraut can be bought from the supermarket or made at home.

Here’s a recipe

Authentic German Potato Salad (Kartoffelsalat)

Authentic German potato salad is similar to regular potato salad, but it doesn’t have eggs or mayonnaise. Instead, German potato salad contains thick-cut bacon, potatoes, mustard and chives.

For a true authentic experience, serve German potato salad and bratwurst with sweet and sour red cabbage (found below!).

Here’s a recipe

Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage (Rotkohl)

Sweet and sour red cabbage is a beloved German dish that contains red cabbage, apples, red wine, sugar and cloves.

This dish can be found in virtually every home and restaurant throughout Germany. Rotkohl is traditionally served with beef roasts, rouladen or bratwurst.

Here’s a recipe

Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer)

Crispy potato Pancakes are a German staple often found at markets, Christmas events and carnivals. The great thing about this potato pancakes is how versatile they are – you can add your own flavours, herbs and spices depending on your cravings.

Traditionally, they are served with applesauce or sour cream and considered by many to be the ultimate comfort food.

Here’s a recipe

Creamy Cucumber Salad (Gurkensalat)

Creamy cucumber salad is a cool and refreshing side dish that is perfect for summertime BBQs.

The salad contains cucumbers, sour cream, dill, parsley and paprika, and the combination is delicious, fresh and moreish.

Here’s a recipe
Here’s another recipe – without cream

Our ‘Smokehouse Republic’ Range of Bratwurst

Why not try out the sides above alongside our brand new range of flavoursome Beechwood-smoked bratwurst?

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