Monday, September 25, 2006

An early Oktoberfest menu.....

Well Sir...I'm not quite up t'snuff yet...but in a week or so I'll be preparin the below recipe's fer some friends who are comin's...I thought I would share these with y'all......

Knockwurst in beer/wine with kraut
Yield: 3 Servings

6 Knockwurst
3 cups Sauerkraut, rinsed & drained
1 Apple, peeled,cored, chopped
1 ts Caraway seeds
1 ts Sugar
1 cup or can beer; your choise or 1 cup White wine, instead of beer

Combine all ingredients. Cover tightly in a large skillet. Simmer over low heat 15-20 minutes and serve. Can also be prepared in a crockpot, which is done most of the time. Ham hocks can be used/added also. just strip most of the fat off. Serve with mashed potatoes or Latka's (recipe' below). In crockpot it's about 6 hrs cooking, but much better.

LATKA’S (German Potato Pancakes)
By Cookie - The Camp Cook


4 Potatoes
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 ½ teaspoons Lemon Juice
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ Cup Matzo meal ( or as needed)
Peanut Oil

Grate the potatoes and blend together with the finely chopped onion. Add the Lemon Juice and toss the mixture. This will prevent the mixture from turning brown.

Place the mixture in a strainer and squeeze out the excess liquid.

Add all the remaining ingredients, EXCEPT THE OIL. Mix well.

Heat ½ to 1 inch of oil in a deep frying pan or 10 quart Outside deep fryer. Using a large spoon or serving spoon, drop level spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil (CAREFULLY). When the pancake(s) turn a light golden brown (underneath), turn the pancake and continue frying until the entire pancake is a full golden brown.

Makes approximately 10 pancakes.

Goes great with just about any meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner.