October is here, and with it comes Oktoberfest! Although beer may be snagging the spotlight this month, so are traditional German foods. If you’re looking for something to bring to the table (literally) at your Oktoberfest celebration, you can’t get more German than a good, old-fashion, bratwurst. Instead of bringing just any brats to your bash, why not impress your friends with a two-for-one deal: booze-infused brats! While we can supply the meats, you’ll still need to know how to dress them. From Booze Dogs booze-infused hot dogs and brats, here are 10 things that go well with the traditional German sausage.
You’ve chosen your Booze Dogs brats, read over some bratwurst recipe ideas, and now it’s time to talk toppings. Traditionalists will stick with sauerkraut, mustard, and onion, but there are endless possibilities when it comes to dressing up your brats. Here’s the rundown of classic and kooky toppings for hot dogs and brats.
- Caramelized onions
- Stone-ground mustard
- Potato chips
- Pimento cheese
- French fries
While you may be thinking hand-eaten foods like brats and hot dogs don’t require sides, you couldn’t be more wrong! Though filling on their own, you’d be surprised at how many delicious side dishes you might see at an Oktoberfest celebration. Here’s just a few quick and easy ideas to beef up your table’s spread.
- German Potato Salad: Unlike its American cousin, German potato salad uses vinegar as a base instead of mayonnaise and is served warm instead of cold. This German variation is also much heartier. With thick-cut bacon, chunks of chopped potato, mustard, and chives, this tangy version is the perfect sidekick to a savory brat. Want to kick it up a notch? Top with bits of our boozy jerky sticks!
- Red Cabbage: We know what you’re thinking: cabbage? Trust us on this one. Sautéed in butter, balsamic vinegar, and topped with just a pinch of sugar, this colorful sweet and sour side will have you rethinking your veggie bias after just one bite. Go light on the sugar and butter and it may even be delicious and nutritious.
- Potato Pancakes: These mashed slices of German potato pancakes, or Kartofflepuffer (say that five times fast), are starchy, spongey, and savory. If you find you’ve had a few steins too many this salty and satisfying side makes a great hangover snack-if you manage to have any leftovers to spare.
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There you have it! Although there’s dozens of German dishes you can serve at Oktoberfest, now you should have a good idea of what goes with brats. Not big on bratwurst? No problem. These toppings and sides also work great on our hotdogs or paired with our boozy jerky sticks. Like our hot dogs and brats, they come marinated in three different spirits: gin, bourbon, and rum. The holidays are almost upon us. Tired of searching far and wide for gifts for the impossible man in your life? These tasty treats make great stocking stuffers! To learn more about our booze-infused meats like our boozy jerky sticks visit our website today.