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This recipe is excellent - very much like my mother's family recipe. Cider vinegar is fine, too with some water and good gingersnaps (snappy) are a must (e.g. Nabisco). My mother would use pickling spice in the vinegar marinate (it has peppercorns, bay leaves, etc.) and those spices would go into large tea ball or spice infuser to put with the simmering brisket (on occasion, another cut of beef was used). Also, more sugar can be added according to your taste. The addition of sugar darkens and thickens the gravy (we used close to a cup!). The dumplings are excellent, too. Our recipe included a small piece of toasted bread in center of the potato dumpling. J.Kroeger/Colorado

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fnartist August 26, 2009
Sauerbraten With Potato Dumplings and Applesauce