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OKTOBERFEST WEEK: BRATWURST WITH APPLES, ONION AND SAUERKRAUT

The month of October is traditionally the time for festivals and parties featuring German food and beer. This week, we'll share some recipes that will make your Oktoberfest party guests say "danke." Today's recipe comes from www.epicurious.com.

INGREDIENTS

1 teaspoon caraway seeds

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

1 tablespoon Wondra flour

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

4 cups sauerkraut (preferably fresh), rinsed, drained, squeezed dry (from one 32-oz.jar)

1 large onion (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise

3 large Golden Delicious apples (about 1 1/2 lbs total), peeled, cored, thinly sliced

6 whole smoked bratwurst (about 1 lb.), pierced all over with skewer

4 bay leaves

1 cup beef broth

2 tablespoons dry vermouth

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted

Pumpernickel bread or whole grain

For directions on assembling this recipe, follow this link.

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