Easy German Currywurst Recipewith Oma's Homemade Tomato Ketchup
This authentic currywurst recipe is so quick and easy to make. And so yummy! The delicious sauce made with homemade ketchup is a bit spicy, with a touch of sweetness and an interesting mix of spices, including curry, of course. It makes plain fried bratwurst something to shout about.
Makes 4 servings
HOMEMADE KETCHUP RECIPE:
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup white wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- 3 tablespoons water
- Mix everything together in a small saucepan.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Simmer for about 5 minutes or until it is as thick as you like. Let it cool.
- Either store in the fridge in a covered container or continue with the curry sauce.
- 1 cup of tomato ketchup (from above or purchased)
- 4 - 5 teaspoons mild curry powder
- ½ - 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- pinch ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons sweet or smoked paprika powder
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon water
- cooked German bratwurst
- Put ketchup in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients (except bratwurst) and mix well.
- Cover and let sit in the fridge for at least 12 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
- Cut the sausage into thick slices. Pour the curry ketchup sauce on top and sprinkle with additional curry powder.
- Serve with Brötchen (crispy bread roll) or Pommes Frites (French fries).
- Homemade curry ketchup should be made at least one day ahead to allow flavors to meld.
- If your sauce is too thick, thin it with a bit of water.
- Adjust the chili powder according to the amount of spiciness you prefer. You can omit it totally if you’re wanting a really mild curry sauce.
- For more heat, try adding some cayenne pepper or hot paprika to the curry sauce, or have fun experimenting with different spices.
- Use the best German sausage available, such as Bavarian Bratwurst, Weisswurst, Knackwurst, or Bockwurst.
- Whichever cooking method you use, you wanna make sure the skins get very crispy.
- Vegan Currywurst: simply substitute maple syrup or brown sugar for the honey, use a vegan Worcestershire sauce, and fry up some vegan brats for a vegan version of this popular German street food.
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