Local Oktoberfest Dinner
It’s a lot of fun to celebrate culinary traditions, even when they aren’t necessarily a part of one’s personal cultural heritage, as long as we remember to honor the line between appreciation and appropriation. These experiences help open our minds and our palates to the unique traditions and flavors of different cultures. With this in mind, we’re sharing a delicious recipe for an Oktoberfest meal with a unique Vermont twist! Dabbling in this German culinary tradition is also budget-friendly since many of the ingredients are featured in our weekly sale from September 28th – October 4th, so pick up some Picnic Provisions bratwurst, Flack Family Farm kraut, and a VonTrapp brew, and revel in the flavors of Oktoberfest in Vermont!
Heat fat in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute until it begins to turn clear, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage, apples, vinegar, and caraway seeds and mix to combine. Place sausage links and potatoes on top of the cabbage mixture, season with salt & pepper, and pour the beer over top. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a low simmer. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve with local Flack Family Farm sauerkraut and local mustard.