Recipe by Koechin (Chef)
You could call this a German Phily Cheese Sandwich or maybe a German Reuben! :-) Either way its delicious and quite a change from the usual Brat on a Bun. When it's too hot to cook and you don't even want to light the grill, then you need to try this.It's fast and easy.
Top Review by pamela t.
DELISH! Loved the potato salad with the kelbasa! Just fantastic in a sandwich! If you can't find German potato salad, look on the veggie aisle or the ethnic foods. We found it easily, but you could always make up a batch (like sugarpea). This is great college dorm food--easy to fix, easy to satisfy cravings at late night. Just great!
- 3 pre-cooked bratwursts or 3 kielbasa
- 1 medium onion, sliced thin
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can german potato salad
- 5 slices rye bread or 5 slices pumpernickel bread
- 5 slices swiss cheese
- 3 tablespoons mustard (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In skillet over med. heat saute the sliced onion in a little butter until soft.
- Slice the sausage into 1/2 inch pieces (no need to remove casings, they are natural) and add to the onions. Cook to heat through. (Pre-cooked brats are not red-raw looking, but are a pale greyish-white color. If we can buy them in Mississippi, then I'm sure you have them too.) There are usually 4-5 in a package.
- Add your German Potato Salad (do not use a mayo kind) and cook on high to evaporate some of the liquid.
- Lightly toast your bread, spread with a little mustard, opt.
- Place on a microwave safe plate, as many slices as you can fit.
- With a slotted spoon divide the sausage mixture over all the bread slices.
- Top with a slice of Swiss cheese (I like to use aged Swiss).
- Buzz in microwave to melt the cheese or do it under the broiler. I served this with a spicy bean salad.