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The Hirshon Berlin Currywurst

The Hirshon Berlin Currywurst

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  • 12 oz. beer
  • 1 lb. bratwurst
  • 1 T. oil
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  • Currywurst Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup peeled chopped apple
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoons oil + more as needed
  • 4 tablespoons Beef Broth
  • 2 (or more) tablespoons Bratwurst cooking liquid
  • 8 ounces Sir Kensington’s Classic Ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoons Alstertor Dusseldorf-style German mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice, ground
  • 5 teaspoons Madras-style curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peeled ginger, freshly grated
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Bring beer to a simmer over medium-high heat in a large pan, preferably nonstick. Add bratwurst in a single layer. Simmer for 8 minutes on each side.
  2. When the bratwurst are done cooking, pour off excess beer and reserve it. Then add some cooking oil back to the pan. Heat the oil and brats over medium-high and cook for about 45 seconds per side, until browned all around.
  3. In a medium saucepan, add the oil, onion, and apple and sauté over medium until onion is translucent. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the spices to the garlic and sauté, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes or until spices are fragrant.
  5. Now, add in broth and brat cooking liquid and deglaze the pan, adding more brat liquid if needed. Turn off the heat.
  6. In a separate small saucepan, add the ketchup and heat it for 3 minutes over medium heat. Now add the baking soda. Once you drop in the baking soda and start stirring, it’s going to start to foam. You’ll need to stir continuously until the foaming subsides.
  7. The ketchup and should look almost exactly like normal ketchup again once you’re done. It will just taste a little different. Now add all the remaining ingredients and pour the contents of the ketchup saucepan into the onion saucepan.
  8. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or longer, adding brat liquid or beef broth if needed to reach desired consistency.
  9. Remove bay leaf and blend with an immersion blender for a smooth sauce. Keep sauce warm or rewarm it when ready to serve.
  10. Slice bratwurst and smother them in sauce. Sprinkle a little extra curry powder on top and eat right away using two-pronged toothpicks (available on Amazon).
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