Pretzels, Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

Warm, buttery, sweet pretzels made their way into the Oktoberfest menu a few years ago. They were fantastic! In fact, the entire event could have been beer and pretzels and no one would have complained. This is my favorite (and I vote the best) recipe for Pretzels.

Buttery Soft Pretzels

Be prepared, one batch will never make it. The first batch has a habit of disappearing before the second batch makes it out of the oven.

Pretzels don’t have to be made in the traditional pretzel shapes. Kids love to create their own shapes. We’ve eaten squares, butterflies, triangles and snakes. If you want the traditional knot, it’s trickier than you may think. There again, it’s helpful to have kids helping cause they seem to figure it out faster than the baker!

Regular store-bought pretzels dipped in a variety of mustard is a great accompaniment to your beer tasting table. Yes, beer tasting table. A verity of German beers and small tasting cups creates a great way for future friends to meet.

I looked back at the 2011 Menu and wasn’t surprised that 2015 will be exactly the same!

  • Brats covered with onions and peppers
  • Warm German Potato Salad
  • Apple Caraway Sauerkraut with Sausage

These are our traditional dishes. Dessert always incorporates chocolate.

originally posted 9/23/11