Knocks ‘n’ Brats & Red Cabbage & Roasted Potatoes

an earthy winter warmer
An earthy winter warmer
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For the roasted potatoes
4 Red potatoes russet potatoes about 2 lbs. total
Salt to taste
3 tbsp Butter melted
White pepper to taste
For the red cabbage
1 lb. Red cabbage very thinly sliced about 8 cups
1 Red onion quartered and thinly sliced
½ cup Apple cider unfiltered
¼ cup Dijon mustard grainy
¼ cup Sugar
¼ cup Red wine vinegar
2 tbsp Canola oil or other neutral-flavored oil
1 tbsp Old bay seasoning
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Caraway seeds
1 Bay leaf large
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
For the sausages
4 fresh Bratwursts bratwurst or weisswurst
4 Knockwurst large
Canola oil a drizzle of canola or other neutral-flavored oil, to crisp the sausage casings
To serve
Mustard spicy
4 Pickles or cornichons

Nutritional information

  • For the roasted potatoes

  • For the red cabbage

  • For the sausages

  • To serve

Knocks ‘n’ Brats & Red Cabbage & Roasted Potatoes


I make this Knocks ‘n’ Brats & Red Cabbage & Roasted Potatoes when I am craving a taste of my grandmother’s rustic home cooking. I love the earthy flavor of the red cabbage and it is really good when it’s combined with crisp roasted potatoes and juicy sausages.

Start by making the roasted potatoes. I usually give them a quick boil before crisping them up in a very hot oven. To cook the red cabbage, simply place all the ingredients in a large pot and bring them to a boil. While the red cabbage simmers, cook the sausages in a large skillet. Serve with mustard and pickles for a really rustic and tasty dish!

To make my Knocks ‘n’ Brats & Red Cabbage & Roasted Potatoes, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Knocks ‘n’ Brats & Red Cabbage & Roasted Potatoes


Heat oven

Preheat the oven to 500 °F.


Lightly cook the potatoes


Peel the potatoes and cut them into quarters lengthwise. Cut the quarters into 1-inch pieces and place them in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water and season with salt. Bring them to a boil over high heat.


Reduce heat and simmer


Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain well.


Roast potato chunks


Place the drained potato chunks on a rimmed baking sheet. Toss with melted butter and place in the oven. Roast until the potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.


Make the red cabbage


Place the red cabbage, onion, apple cider, mustard, brown sugar, oil and seasonings in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pot and continue to cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is crisp-tender. Remove the bay leaf and discard.


Cook the sausages


Place the fresh sausages in a large skillet and add enough water to just cover them. Simmer the sausages over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until almost cooked through. Add the knockwurst and simmer for 3-4 more minutes until the fresh sausages are cooked through and the knockwurst is hot.


Crisp up the sausages


Remove the sausages from the pan and drain the water out of the skillet. Add a dash of oil and heat it over medium-high. Return the sausages to the pan and cook them for 2-3 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are crisp and browned all over. Slice each sausage into 3 or 4 pieces on a sharp angle.




Serve the sausages on top of a large dollop of red cabbage with the mustard, pickles and potatoes.

My Knocks 'n' Brats & Red Cabbage & Roasted Potatoes recipe is a delicious winter warmer. Make it soon and make sure you tag #cookmerecipes in your insta pics.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 12
Natalya Longo

WOW first recipe ive ever seen with white pepper in it very cool!

Xiomara Rosche

Excited to try this out today it looks amazing and its from my boyfriends homeland!

Gretchen Takaki

Thanks gonna bookmark this page since everything is good.

Carla Romane

It is FANTASTIC with some chutney sauce on the top enhances the flavor and makes your mouth explode lol.

Macey Babani

So much going on in this recipe but it's totally worth it, everything blends really well and taste great.

Samira Weener

Not even surprised this turned out great and that it's German! You always make some dope cultured food Jelena can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Micaela Vonkaenel

The appearance is not attractive at all taste good but looks bad would work on the design a bit more

Kaya Streyle

Won't complain too much but the flavor needs a bit more work was very dry

Harlee Precourt

The flavor exceeded my expectations thx :)

Paula Vavra

Loved this German cusine its easy and heavy perfect for dinner or lunch even if you need to stay full for a long time

Paisleigh Wenners

Love love LOOOVE this meal though I dodged the pickles and had jalapenos on the side for a bit of spiciness.


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