Summer may be at an end, but the fun doesn’t need to stop! September 22nd marks the first official day of Oktoberfest. Celebrate the world’s largest folk fest with these three German-inspired and beer-infused recipes. Oktoberfest is all about portability. These Sausage, Potato & Beer Glazed Skewers are simple to make and leaves one hand free for a nice cold pint. Next, we have a delicious and creamy Käsespätzle, or German mac n’ cheese. This rib-sticker of a delight is topped with bread crumbs then broiled for a crisp finish. Lastly, there is nothing that says Oktoberfest like beer cheese! Pretzel bread brushed with a rich garlic butter and paired with a pale ale infused sharp cheddar dip, these Garlic Knots with a Beer Cheddar Sauce is the cherry on this Bavarian pie! Watch the video below to get all three recipes and learn how to make your own.
Oktoberfest Sausage, Potato & Beer Glaze Skewers:
12 mini potatoes
1 (12-oz) packet kielbasa, cut into 1″ pieces
1 large yellow onion
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
1 cup dark beer
1/2 teaspoon salt
Chopped parsley for garnish
Fresh ground pepper
Step 1: Heat grill to medium-high heat. If baking in the oven, heat to 350(degrees) making sure to turn skewers every 5 mins.
Step 2: Slice halfway through each potato several times to create the “hasselback” look.
Step 3: Slice kielbasa to 1 in. slices.
Step 4: Slice yellow onion to 1 in. squares.
Step 5: Alternate potatoes, kielbasa and onions on 10″ skewers.
Step 6: Whisk together maple syrup, beer and salt.
Step 7: Drizzle half of mixture over skewers
Step 8: Grill skewers, basting with beer sauce until golden brown and piping hot.
Step 9: Garnish with pepper and parsley. Serve with grainy mustard for dipping, if desired
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