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Traditional Bavarian Weisswurst with Pretzel Dumplings Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 Bavarian Weisswurst sausages
- 2 cups of bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
- 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon of chopped chives
- 4 cups of water
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 4 pretzels, cut into small pieces

Special equipment needed:
- Large pot
- Mixing bowl
- Slotted spoon
- Skillet

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the bread crumbs and milk. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
2. Add the flour, butter, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg, allspice, parsley, and chives to the mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
3. Bring the water and salt to a boil in a large pot.
4. Form the mixture into small dumplings and add them to the boiling water. Cook for 10 minutes.
5. In a skillet, cook the Weisswurst sausages until browned on all sides.
6. Serve the Weisswurst sausages with the pretzel dumplings.


Time:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Temperature:
Boiling water
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 550
Fat: 28g
Carbohydrates: 53g
Protein: 21g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of Bavarian Weisswurst sausages, you can use any type of sausage.
- Instead of pretzels, you can use any type of bread.

Variations:
- Add sauerkraut to the dish for a traditional Bavarian flavor.
- Add mustard or horseradish to the dish for an extra kick.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to let the bread crumbs and milk mixture sit for 10 minutes to allow the bread crumbs to absorb the milk.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the dumplings from the boiling water to prevent them from falling apart.
- Brown the sausages in a skillet for added flavor.

Storage instructions:
Store any leftover dumplings and sausages in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat, place the dumplings and sausages in a skillet over medium heat until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the dish on a large platter with the sausages arranged in the center and the dumplings surrounding them.

Garnishes:
Garnish the dish with chopped parsley or chives.

Pairings:
Pair the dish with a cold beer or a glass of white wine.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve the dish with a side of potato salad or coleslaw.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the dumplings are falling apart, try adding more flour to the mixture.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to cook the sausages to an internal temperature of 160°F to prevent foodborne illness.

Food history:
Weisswurst is a traditional Bavarian sausage made from veal and pork. It is typically served for breakfast or brunch.

Flavor profiles:
The Weisswurst has a mild flavor with hints of nutmeg and allspice. The pretzel dumplings are savory and slightly salty.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the dish on a large platter with the sausages arranged in the center and the dumplings surrounding them.

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Region: German

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Herby, Salty, Aromatic, Comforting