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. They 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 special Vermont twist! It’s the final week of our September Eat Local Challenge, so this Oktoberfest dinner features a spectacular lineup of local ingredients! Dabbling in this German culinary tradition is also budget-friendly since many of the ingredients are featured in our weekly sale from September 26th – October 2nd, so grab your stein and your lederhosen and celebrate the flavors of Oktoberfest!
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 Pitchfork Farm & Pickle sauerkraut and local mustard.