I wasn’t originally planning to do a German meal for the Euros as I’d already cooked a couple of meals from there during previous tournaments, but when my friend Peter from Stuttgart heard this he insisted I needed to cook something to mark their match against England tonight. I asked if he had any recommendations for quick and easy dishes- and he immediately suggested his favourite recipe for Currywurst- the Berlin streetfood favourite of fried sausage with a spicy tomato sauce. So, here it is, Peter’s Currywurst!
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp mild curry powder
- 1 can of finely chopped tomatoes (400g)
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp mustard powder or prepared yellow mustard
- 4 good quality bratwurst such as Unearthed Bavarian Bratwurst from Waitrose
- vegetable oil (optional if pan-frying, as needed)
- Heat a large pan with the oil.
- Add the chopped onions and saute until translucent.
- Add the garlic, tomato puree and curry powder and stir fry for another minute until well mixed.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt mustard and mix well.
- Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for around 10 minutes until the sauce thickens up a bit.
- Remove from the heat and blend to a ketchup consitancy using a stick blender.
- Cook the sausages in a pan until browned on the outside, then cut into 1cm slices.
- plate one sausage per person, then smother with the curry sauce.
To serve- Serve with bread rolls or fries, and dust more of the curry powder over the top of the currywurst for that authentic German streetfood flavour!
Too bad the Germans are out, but I’m sure we’ll meet again!