The leaves are falling, football season is well under way, homecoming queens and kings are in parades ( including my Mom) and the Octoberfest has started in Germany. What better way to celebrate fall than with a terrific bratwurst sandwich , kicked up a bit using some seasonal flavors, such as fresh horseradish and grated apple! The bratwurst preparation is very traditional but the horseradish cream dressing gives it the modern twist. Don’t be daunted by the instructions. If you are looking for shortcuts, buy some caramelized onions in a jar and use prepared horseradish. Reduce the amount used and adjust according to how much kick you want in the your dressing, Enjoy!
From by the bay wishing you happy fall memories!
Bratwurst Sandwich with Horseradish Cream and Onion Marmalade
2 bottles dark beer
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 6 “ Sour dough baguette pieces sliced ¾ through in half or some hot dog size rolls
1 tablespoon olive oil
Onion Marmalade Topping
3 large sweet onions slices
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons grated granny smith apple
1 tablespoon grated fresh horseradish
1 tablespoon grainy mustard
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ teaspoon caraway seeds
To make onion marmalade:
Take a large sauté pan to medium heat. Heat both oil and butter then add the sliced onions and salt. Keep at medium heat stirring often until the onions are well browned and caramelized about 15 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar and sauté another 30 minutes continuing to stir. The onions should be a deep brown color and have a jam like quality. Remove onions from pan and keep in bowl until ready to serve.
To make horseradish cream :
Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to make the bratwurst sandwiches.
To make bratwurst:
Place into dutch oven with the beer, bring to a boil, then lower to simmer for about 15 minutes. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the bratwurst and brown on all sides and remove from pan. .
To prepare the sandwich:
Preheat oven to 400F. Place the sourdough bread slices on a baking sheet. Brush cut side of the bread with olive oil. Bake in the oven for ten minutes until golden brown. Spread horseradish cream on side slice of bread, add the bratwurst and top while onion marmalade.