Pickled Knockwurst

This might sound a little strange to some of you, but it's never to early to start thinking about Super Bowl and gathering your recipes together. When I lived in Marathon, actually Duck Key, Fl. in the early 80's we had a dive bar there that always had these. Perfect for guy type gatherings that include lots of beer. Make these at least 5 days before serving, plus they will last several weeks in the refrigerator.

Pickled Knockwurst
Serves 4 or 5
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2 1/2 cups water
1 3/4 cups white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
20 peppercorns
16 whole allspice
1 1/2 pounds knockwurst, sliced on angle into 1/2-inch slices
1 medium white sweet onion, sliced into rings

In a saucepan combine water, vinegar, sugar, salt, peppercorns and allspice. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Let the marinade cool until it is lukewarm. Slice knockwurst and onions and arrange them in a 2-quart jar, alternating layers. Pour marinade over knockwurst, cover jar and refrigerate 3-5 days. Will keep in refrigerator for several weeks.

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