Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.


4 servings

Updated: Mar. 22, 2023
When I lived in Berlin, Germany, one of my favorite things to eat was currywurst and pommes frites. After I came back to the States, I created my own version, which is a pretty close second. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington


  • 1 pound uncooked bratwurst links
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • Hot cooked french fries


  1. Place bratwurst and water in a skillet; cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Uncover; turn bratwurst and cook until browned and centers are no longer pink, 13-17 minutes longer. Remove and cool slightly. Cut into 1/2-in.-thick slices.
  2. In the same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 5-7 minutes. Add ketchup, broth, brown sugar, vinegar, curry powder and paprika. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sliced bratwurst; heat through.
  3. Serve sausage mixture with french fries; sprinkle with additional curry powder.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 612 calories, 37g fat (12g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 2611mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.