Alpine Bratwurst and Sauerkraut with Applesauce Dumplings
In a large skillet, melt bacon fat over medium high heat. Brown bratwurst on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside. Cook onion and garlic in drippings until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in sauerkraut, water, wine or apple juice, brown sugar, bouillion and bay leaf. Add bratwurst to sauerkraut mixture. Cover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes.
While bratwurst are simmering, prepare Applesauce Dumplings.
Apple Sauce Dumplings
Whisk together flour, parsley, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut cubed butter into flour mixture until the size of peas. Combine applesauce, apple juice and egg in a bowl. Stir into flour mixture with a fork just until combined.
Remove bratwurst to a plate, cover and keep warm. Discard bay leaf. Scoop dumpling batter onto simmering sauerkraut in 2 Tb. measures. Cover and steam about 15-18 minutes.
Total Time 1 hour
~Pork, the other White Meat