Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wacky Worldly Waffle Wednesday: Germany

This Wacky Worldly Waffle Wednesday was inspired by The Hubby.  He asked for German, and I couldn't resist!

This was one of the more complicated Wacky Worldly Waffle Wednesdays that I've done so far, but I think it was totally worth it.

The Hubby did not eat the red cabbage, nor did The Boy.  The Girl and I gobbled it all up.  And the bratwurst?  Yum.

If you are against seeds, you could leave out the Caraway seeds in the waffles, but I think they add some German-ness to the whole thing.

Here are the recipes!

Savory Rye Waffles with Caraway Seeds

1 c rye flour
1 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp caraway seeds
1 Tbsp sugar
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 tsp salt
1 1/3 c liquid whey (or milk)
2 eggs
3 Tbsp melted butter

Whisk together dry ingredients, and then add in the liquid ingredients and mix until no large lumps remain.  Cook according to waffle maker directions, keeping warm in a 200 F oven on a baking sheet.  Makes 6 waffles.

Apple and onion sauteing happily

Gosh, red cabbage is pretty!

Red Cabbage with Apples and Onion

1 lb red cabbage (I used half a head)
1/2 small onion
1 apple
1 1/2 Tbsp oil
1/4 c stock (I used homemade turkey stock)
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Chop onion and cabbage up finely.  Core the apple and chop finely as well.  Heat a saute pan over medium heat and add the oil.  When it is warm, add the onion and apple and saute until they are lightly browned.  Add the cabbage and the stock. Cover the pan until the cabbage wilts and softens (about 5 minutes).  Stir in the apple cider vinegar and replace the lid.  Continue to cook over medium low heat for about 10 more minutes and enjoy.

Vermont beer for German Brats

Cooking down

Beautiful thick sauce with brats

Sliced Beer Bratwurst and Onions

1 Tbsp butter
1 large onion, chopped
6 bratwurst
1 12-oz bottle brown ale
2 Tbsp spicy brown mustard

Heat the butter in a saute pan over medium high heat.  Add onions to the pan and brown lightly.  Slice the bratwurst down the center lengthwise and then into pieces width-wise.  Add the bratwurst to the onions, and pour in the beer.  Bring to a boil and stir well.  Lower heat slightly and allow to cook down until most of the liquid is gone and a thick sauce forms.  Stir in the mustard and enjoy.

For your own Wacky Worldly Waffle Wednesday - Pile the cabbage and the brats on top of a rye caraway waffle, and enjoy!

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