Originally from Berlin, this German fast-food-favorite, Bratwurst with Curry Ketchup, can be found in the snack bars of almost any city. Why not make it your new favorite?
1. For the ketchup, heat the oil in a small saucepan and sauté the onion until translucent. Add the tomatoes and the sugar, vinegar, mustard, allspice, cloves, mace, cinnamon and bay leaf. Simmer uncovered, for 45 minutes, or until a thick paste forms. Remove the bay leaf and puree the sauce. Season with salt and pepper and cool. The sauce can be kept refrigerated for 3 to 4 weeks.
2. For the sausage, heat the oil in a large skillet. Sauté the sausages until cooked through and browned, turning them frequently. Top each sausage with the sauce and sprinkle with a pinch of curry powder. (As an even tastier alternative during a BBQ, grilled sausages can be used.)
Source: Nadia Hassani: “Spoonfuls of Germany” (Hippocrene Books, 2004)