It’s hard to keep up with all of these holidays. Before I started blogging I was obviously leading a sheltered life. I had no idea all of these celebratory days existed. My waistline and liver were probably better off though. Well not to be left out, today, August 16th is Rum Day and Bratwurst day, I may not recommend having these both in one sitting but hey it’s a holiday, go for it! Click on the links for the recipes.
May I interest you in a fresh Watermelon Daiquiri ?
Or a Bratwurst with Warm Bacon, Pickle and Onion Relish ?
There is a lot of German in this girl. My Dad was born there, I called my Grandparents Oma and Opa. Sometimes I crave the flavors that they introduced me to. I especially love Rouladen (meat rolls) and Kohlrouladen (cabbage rolls) but they can be labor intensive. For this recipe I tried to capture the flavors of the rouladen in an easy weeknight meal. In my opinion it was pretty good and easy too. This relish would be equally as good on pork chops, hot dogs or any sausage.
Warm Bacon, Onion and Pickle Relish
1/2 c chopped raw bacon
1 c chopped red onion
1 c chopped dill pickles ( use the refrigerated variety, better quality, flavor, and texture)
2T apple cider vinegar
1 t sugar
Add bacon to a large hot frying pan, cook over med high heat for about 3 minutes, add onions and cook until bacon is crisp and browned about 3 more minutes. Drain excess fat and add pickles cook for 2 minutes
Add vinegar and sugar. Heat through and serve over prepared bratwurst, add mustard if desired.