Friday, 26 June 2015

Sausages, Snails and Sauerkraut

A Franco-German Feast for the Women's World Cup Match

German bratwurst sausages and sauerkraut with French garlic snails and bread

I know this dish looks and particularly sounds a little bit unusual at best but the different flavours actually worked very well together. I came up with the idea when I spotted the garlic butter snails in a local supermarket yesterday and created the dish as a prelude to the Germany v France match tonight in the Women's World Cup. If you prefer, you could split this dish to make the snails and bread your starter/appetizer before enjoying the bratwurst and sauerkraut afterwards as your main course.

Garlic snails ready for reheating

Ingredients per Person

6 to 8 garlic butter snails
3 bratwurst sausages
A little vegetable oil for frying
2 tablespoon sauerkraut or as desired
3 slices from French bread stick

Bratwurst sausages


The snails were frozen and the pack instructions were to cook them straight from the freezer. They required 10 minutes in the oven, preheated to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.

Gently reheating bratwurst sausages

These bratwurst were precooked but the pack contained no reheating instructions. What I did was add them to a pan with a little bit of vegetable oil and heated them on the lowest possible heat for the full ten minutes the snails were in the oven, turning them frequently with cooking tongs. This procedure worked very well.
Large jar of sauerkraut

The sauerkraut I used came in a large glass jar but you can buy any type you wish.

Slices cut from French bread stick

I was glad I only plated three thin slices of French bread as the bratwurst were surprisingly filling.

Sauerkraut and French stick slices

While the bratwurst are frying and the snails are in the oven, arrange the sauerkraut and bread on a serving plate.

Lobster pick, knife and fork

I served this meal not only with a knife and fork but also with a lobster pick, which is excellent for plucking the snails from their shells. Alternatively, you can very effectively use a cocktail stick or toothpick.

Snails are carefully plated open sides uppermost

Plate the snails alongside the bread and the bratwurst on top of the sauerkraut.

Enjoying sausages, snails and sauerkraut

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