Menu: German Christmas Dinner

SPINACH SALAD WITH HOT BACON DRESSING

A descendent of the sauce used in classic German potato salad, a rich and flavorful bacon dressing was used by German-Americans to coat dandelion greens during the 19th century (and perhaps before).André Baranowski
See the RecipeBrooke Slezak
Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon
The secret to cooking this dish, a classic German accompaniment to a hearty meat course, is in keeping the pot covered, which helps preserve the cabbage's deep, purple hue. See the Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon recipe
Ben Fink
German Butter Cookies
See the RecipeEvan Sklar
See the RecipeAndré Baranowski

German Potato Salad

A hearty German potato salad like this one makes an ideal accompaniment for smoked brisket. The dish is a legacy of German immigrants who settled in Central Texas. See the recipe for German Potato Salad »Todd Coleman
Alpine Sour
The inspiration for this drink was a cocktail called the Trinidad Especial, which includes a full ounce of Angostura bitters. Boelte wondered, "How can I do something like this in the German-Austrian tradition, to reflect the menu at Prime Meats?" The answer: Asbach Uralt, a long-aged, full-bodied German brandy, and Underberg bitters, a German digestif that comes in adorable .75-oz bottles. Boelte has a friend who makes a delicious toasted orgeat syrup, but any orgeat will bring a floral fragrance and nutty almond quality to this warming combination of spice, sweetness, and toasty depth. Read the article on how Damon Boelte, bar director at Prime Meats, New York, uses nutmeg: Nutmeg Cocktails for the Holidays See the Alpine Sour Recipe
Anna Stockwell
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