This German Skillet with Mustard Cream Sauce features tender potatoes, seared sausage, and tangy sauerkraut bathed in a simple mustard cream sauce.
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I invented this meal the other night when I was looking to finish up the rest of the sauerkraut languishing in my fridge. Pondering what to cook it with, I reached for my favorite German staples - sausage, potatoes, and mustard. 30 minutes later I had an easy dinner on the table!
For simplicity, I boiled the potatoes and then briefly saute them in oil to firm them up. However, you are welcome to roast them in the oven instead. If you do saute them, I recommend using a Nonstick Skillet so the par-boiled potato doesn't stick to the pan as easily.
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German Skillet with Mustard Cream Sauce
- 1.5 lbs Red Potatoes
- 1 medium Onion, large chop
- 14 oz German Sausage or Keilbasa, sliced ½" thick
- 1 cup Sauerkraut, drained
- ½ cup Heavy Cream
- 2 tablespoon Brown Mustard (or favorite German mustard)
- Cut red potatoes in half then slice ¼" thick so you have half rounds.
- Add potatoes to salted pot of boiling water and cook till almost cooked through.
- While potatoes are cooking add sausage and chopped onion to skillet and cook until sausage rounds are cooked through and seared and onion is browned. (add oil to pan if sausage does not release enough oil to saute onion)
- Drain potatoes from water once done cooking and add to oiled skillet to brown. (Recommend nonstick skillet)
- Once potatoes have browned and finished cooking through add sausage and onion mixture back to the skillet, along with sauerkraut.
- Add heavy cream and mustard to the pan and stir to combine. Continue cooking 5 minutes to thicken, stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately.
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Yowza!!! This recipe was incredible. My husband wanted a sausage/sauerkraut dish and I found this. We devoured it!
I roasted the potatoes in the oven at 400 tossed in 3 cloves garlic a drizzle of olive oil salt and pepper to taste for 40 minutes and then tossed them in the skillet at the end with the rest of the recipe ... This is very delicious.. the cream and mustard really does balance out. I do with I had grainy mustard but the spicy brown was delightful!
Delicious! Followed the recipe exactly even the kids loved it. Cream tones down the mustard great combination of flavors.
This sounded so good, (and I had all the ingredients on hand) that I just had to try it. The cream sort of looked curdled at the end but it tasted good.
A real winner! I just happened to have half a keilbasa, leftover kraut, baby potatoes, and a German husband. We loved it!