Currywurst with Fries
and green salad with cucumbers and apples
Currywurst is a popular German street food consisting of sliced bratwurst, fries, and curry ketchup for dipping. It's also a fun and easy meal to make at home! We've paired it with a crisp salad for some freshness and a more homemade feel.
Smarts: We recommend using a mild curry powder here so you can get lots of good curry flavor without too much heat. Feel free to adjust the amount to suit your taste.
- Ketchup - 1 cup
- Curry powder, mild - 1 1/2 Tbsp (plus extra for serving)
- Onion powder - 1 tsp
- Garlic powder - 1 tsp
- Paprika - 1 tsp
- Chili powder - 1 tsp
- Worcestershire sauce - 1 tsp
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 tsp
- Frozen fries, regular or sweet potato - 1 lb
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Sausage, German-style bratwurst - 1 lb (sub any smoked or pre-cooked sausage links)
- Mustard, Dijon or deli-style - 3 Tbsp
- Honey - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Vinegar, apple cider - 1 Tbsp
- Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
- Lettuce, romaine - 1 head , chopped
- Cucumbers - 8 oz , chopped
- Apples - 1 , chopped
Make Dressing - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating for fries before continuing with prep.) Whisk together mustard, honey, and vinegar. Add cooking oil (portion for salad) slowly while whisking. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead.)
Make curry ketchup - In a medium bowl, combine ketchup, curry powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce. Whisk until well combined and season to taste with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
Lettuce / Cucumbers / Apples - Prep as directed.
Heat oven to recommeded temperature for french fries. Bake fries according to package directions.
Heat a large skillet with cooking oil (portion for currywurst) over medium heat. Add sausage links to heated oil and cook, turning occasionally, until sausage is browned on all sides and internal temperature reaches 160 F / 71 C, 10 to 15 minutes. (If using pre-cooked sausage, cook just until browned and heated through.) Transfer sausage links to a cutting board and slice into ½” / 1.3 cm rounds.
Combine lettuce, cucumbers, and apples in a serving or mixing bowl and toss with dressing until it is dressed to your liking.
Warm the curry ketchup briefly in the microwave, 30 to 60 seconds.
Divide sausage slices among serving plates and spoon some curry ketchup over top. Sprinkle some extra curry powder on top, if desired.
Serve currywurst with fries and salad on the side, with extra curry ketchup for dipping. Enjoy!