Hot Brat and Tater Sandwich!

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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)


  1. In skillet over med. heat saute the sliced onion in a little butter until soft.
  2. 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.
  3. Add your German Potato Salad (do not use a mayo kind) and cook on high to evaporate some of the liquid.
  4. Lightly toast your bread, spread with a little mustard, opt.
  5. Place on a microwave safe plate, as many slices as you can fit.
  6. With a slotted spoon divide the sausage mixture over all the bread slices.
  7. Top with a slice of Swiss cheese (I like to use aged Swiss).
  8. Buzz in microwave to melt the cheese or do it under the broiler. I served this with a spicy bean salad.


Most Helpful

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!

pamela t. March 21, 2009

This was splurge heaven: turkey kielbasa, quality Emmentaler and homemade Recipe #11923 on bakery rye. Divine. I've no idea where you find canned German potato salad. Poor Dh, he didn't get any of the leftovers. I did. Definitely worth making the potato salad.

sugarpea March 19, 2009

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