Monday, February 24, 2014

Currywurst: Easy, Tasty, and Cheap German-ish Dinner

Welcome to a new week! Isn't Currywurst a crazy word? It doesn't sound like food, does it? But it is. It's weird, but delicious!

So, what's been happening lately?

We now have a six-year-old. Yep, crazy, but true.

We got buried in the snow. Then added some ice. Then more snow. It took several days to get out of our driveway.

We found a rug and some pillows for the living room! I am terrible at picking out pillows, but this was my first attempt. Here's a little before, before, and after.

Gotta figure out what to put on this giant wall. (The one over the loveseat. It's about 20 feet tall!) Suggestions??

And as you know, we made Currywurst. I never heard of this dish before, but back in December, my friend Kevin made it at a Holiday party and everyone loved it! It was so simple, but delicious. Ryan was home with a sick Sadie that night, so he never got to try it. I knew he would like it, so I finally got around to making it this weekend.

There are many different versions of Currywurst- and none is really the "right" one. The version I made is the super quick one because I used tomato ketchup instead of stewing a sauce. But according to sources I checked, it came about as a quick easy meal that is also easy on the budget. It Germany today, it's considered to be a type of fast food, often sold in street carts or food trucks. Here is a link to an article about Currywurst in the Wall Street Journal, in case you are interested in learning more.

Quick Currywurst

I feel weird even calling this a recipe because it's so simple.


  • Package of 4-5 brats (I used the Harris Teeter brand)
  • Ketchup
  • Curry Powder


Preheat the grill to medium-low. When grill is hot, add the brats. Be sure to turn them often. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove the brats and let rest a couple of minutes on a cutting board. Next, slice into bite-sized pieces, but leave them on huge cutting board. Drizzle with ketchup. Then finish it off with a dusting of curry powder. You can use more if you like the flavor of curry- which I definitely DO! Enjoy!

We enjoyed ours with roasted Brussels sprouts. Yum! Love them crispy like this!

I think this is a great dish to serve at a cookout or casual get together. I think it would also be a great spring/summer patio dinner for just two people. Light some candles. Grab some beers, add some other pick-ups, and just chat, drink, and eat! I think my husband and I will make this sometime for a stay-home date night when it gets warmer.

If you try Currywurst, let me know how you like it! Thanks to my friend Kevin for the idea!

In other news, this weather has been amazing! We have had some 60-70 degree temps and it has been so nice for walks to the park, walks to the yogurt store, and just sitting outside! I know the cold isn't finished with us yet, but this does make me excited for spring!




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