Prost! to Peasant Food

Today is officially the first day of Oktoberfest–if you live (or have lived) in KW, you already know this!  So goes the next few days of celebrating all that is German…should be fun, for those partaking.

Many common German food recipes are considered to be “Peasant Food”.  I have found over the years that  my favourite meals by far, are those deemed to be peasant food.  Why?  From an economical standpoint they are inexpensive to make (…how many peasants do you know that eat Ritzy Gourmet meals every day??).  They are also very delicious, easy to prepare, no fuss and filled with love (which in my opinion is the secret ingredient in every great meal)

German food is one of my favourites–mostly because it conjures feelings of warmth, love and home-iness for me.  There is something so satisfying in preparing a good German meal–it is also, how I most often choose to show my love…because, you may remember, for me Food. is. Love.

Over this next week or so, I will share more of my Peasant Food favourites–I bet they will become some of yours too.

Oktoberfest Sausage and Sauerkraut
Oktoberfest Sausage (my favourite brand is Schneider’s–the most flavour for least amount of money)
Sauerkraut-homemade or store bought
1/3 cup dry pearl barley
1/2 cup water
2 tsp caraway seeds (optional)

In a flat casserole dish,  fill bottom of dish with sauerkraut, barley, caraway seeds and water.  Top with sausage.
Bake at 350 degrees for at least 1 hour–maybe more.  Cook them until the are golden brown and a little crispy–you can finish them up under the broiler if you need to give them some extra colour.

Tip:  although this is the best with Oktoberfest sausage, you can use any kind of sausage you prefer!


Enjoy!

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  1. Bonnie, I never thought to bake sausages! This sounds sooo much easier than all the steaming and frying that I do, and healthier to boot! Definitely going to try this. 🙂

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