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:

 

Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
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

 

Garlic Knots with Beer-Cheddar Sauce:

Ingredients:

Knots
  • Pre-made pretzel dough
Garlic Butter
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, chopped (plus 3 whole cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
Beer Cheddar Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup beer (pale ale)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Directions:

Knots
Step 1: Roll and slice pre-made pretzel dough into 1 in. thick by 6″ long pieces. Twist into knots.
Step 2: Bake for 20 mins. at 350(degrees) until golden brown. Set aside.

 

Beer-Cheddar Sauce
Step 1: Heat a sauce pot over medium-high heat.
Step 2: Melt the butter and add the flour.
Step 3: Whisk together to form a paste and cook for a few seconds to develop a nutty flavor.
Step 4: Slowly stream in the milk, beer and Worcestershire sauce, whisking constantly until smooth and well incorporated.
Step 5: Cook for about 5 minutes, and allow to thicken.
Step 6: Add the mustard and season with salt and pepper.
Step 7: Remove from heat and add the cheese.
Step 8: Stir with a wooden spoon until melted and smooth.
Step 9: Serve warm with the garlic knots. Enjoy!!

 

Garlic Butter Sauce 
Step 1: Melt the butter and add the oil.
Step 2: Throw in the chopped and whole garlic cloves, and cook for a few minutes until the garlic becomes tender and lightly browned.
Step 3: Stir in the chopped parsley and cook for a few seconds.
Step 4: Lower the heat to low and allow to cook for about 5 minutes to develop the flavor.
Step 5: Brush the knots with the warm garlic butter. Dip in beer cheddar sauce and enjoy!

 

Käsespätzle (German Mac and Cheese):
 
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Emmental cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives plus more for garnishing
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 pkg (17oz.) spaetzle noodle
  • 1 pkg Crispy Fried Onions

Directions:

Step 1: In a small bowl combine shredded Emmental cheese, heavy cream, and chopped chives.
Step 2: Heat up the butter in a 9-10-inch cast iron pan over medium heat.
Step 3: When the butter is hot add the spaetzle. Cook over medium-high heat until they’re golden brown on the edges and slightly crispy.
Step 4: Add the cheese mixture and stir to combine.
Step 5: Put the pan under your broiler for about 2-3 minutes until the top gets golden brown.
Step 6: Garnish with chopped chives and crispy fried onions.
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