"In our neck of the woods, it’s Oktoberfest until it’s Halloween. Celebrate with one of my German faves: bratwurst." — Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray


Credit: Photography by Joesph De Leo

Recipe Summary



Red Cabbage


Instructions Checklist
  • Position a rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 500°.    

  • Peel the potatoes, quarter lengthwise, cut into 1-inch pieces and transfer to a large saucepan. Add cold water to cover, season with salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium; cook the potatoes for 5 minutes. Drain (the potatoes will not be fully cooked), transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and toss with the melted butter. Roast until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, 12 to 15 minutes; season with salt and white pepper. 

  • Place all the ingredients for the red cabbage in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.    

  • In a large skillet, arrange the fresh sausages; add enough water just to cover. Simmer over medium-low heat until almost cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add the knockwurst; simmer until the fresh sausages are cooked through and the knockwurst is hot, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Transfer to a plate, pour the water out of the skillet and add a drizzle of oil. Heat over medium-high, add the sausages and cook, turning occasionally, until browned and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Slice each sausage on a sharp angle into 3 or 4 pieces. 

  • Serve the sausages on a bed of cabbage with the mustard, pickles and potatoes alongside.