For me, I originally tried currywurst and thought, "Meh, it's alright. Nothing too special," but it definitely grows on you. So, I decided to share with you all how to make it, because it is a beloved German dish. They sell bottles of the sauce in supermarkets, but let's face it, no pre-made sauce is never as good as one made from scratch. It's so simple and the plus side to making it at home is you get to decide exactly how you want the sauce to taste.
So, here it is!
1/4 C / 50 ml
1 1/2 tsp / 8 ml
1/2 tsp / 3 ml
1 1/2 tsp / 7 ml
1/2 tsp / 2 ml
1/2 C / 100 ml
Hot Ketchup (see step 3)
Tomato paste (optional--see step 3)
Onion, finely minced
American vs. European: Okay, below I have German bratwurst pictured. If I remember correctly, American bratwursts look more like huge hotdogs than raw sausages, so it probably won't taste the same. If you can get ahold of (unspiced) sausages like these, that's best, but plain old bratwurst would also be good, or Polish sausages.
Tip: Wait until the pan is hot to put the butter/oil in (especially if you are using butter); otherwise the fat breaks down too quickly.
If the sauce tastes like it is just ketchup with curry in it, you probably need to add some more paprika. All of the flavors should meld together really well.
American vs. European: Okay, I am sure you saw "hot ketchup" in the ingredient list and wondered what it is. To me, it tasted like ketchup that has less sugar than the usual American kind. I actually preferred it.
Here is the important part. I picked up some regular ketchup, because I knew you all would be using that, and the sauce was way too sweet. I had to increase all the other spices and it was still too sweet. So as I was writing this sentence, I came up with idea of mixing some tomato paste with the ketchup and it helped a lot!
1. Bring water to boil in a large pot.
2. Cut desired number of potatoes into 1 1/2"x 1 1/2" chunks. Boil in water until fork tender.
4. Saute potatoes in pan. Add salt, pepper, and paprika to taste.
5. Serve with curry wurst. To time it correctly, boil the potatoes when you start making the currywurst sauce.