Himmel Und Erde (Heaven and Earth)

"Posted for World Tour 2006, this is a traditional German accompaniment to sausages or pork dishes. The flavors meld quite a bit better than one unaccustomed to it would guess. Try it--I think you'll be pleasantly surprised."
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  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 large tart apples, sliced (Granny Smiths are good here)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 18 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Heat 1 inch water to boiling; add potatoes, apples and sugar; heat to boiling, reduce heat, cover and cook until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes; drain.
  • Fry bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels; cook and stir onion in bacon fat until soft and lightly browned.
  • Place potatoes and apples in serving bowl; dot with butter, salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with nutmeg; top with bacon and onion and serve.
  • Alternatively, you can boil the potatoes and apples, then fry them in a little bit of oil to get them browned and crispy then mix with all the other ingredients.

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  1. Aisiah W.
    I came across this dish while reading a Ken Follett novel and immediately said,
  2. kbpurple
    Wanted to try something new for our Oktoberfest menu...everyone was surprised how much they enjoyed this combination of flavors. Followed steps 1 thru 3,,,it was deemed a keeper by all.
  3. Queen Dana
    fantastic! great combination of flavors. we both loved this dish; we ate it as a side to Recipe #178838
  4. Maiumlteacute G.
    Hi Janet, I made your recipe in the first part of the world tour, but apparently my review didn't get through (or I just forgot to post it). Just wanted to tell you that this is a great dish that both parents and kids really, really liked. I didn't cook the apples, but fried them with the cooked potatoes. This dish will be made again, it's ideal when you're in a hurry and have some leftover potatoes. Again, sorry I didn't review earlier, but it wasn't on purpose! Thanks for posting!


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