A perfect rainy day or cold day comfort meal and ready in under 30 minutes. A simple hearty one-pot meal made with potatoes, carrots, and Bockwurst, a German smoky sausage that greatly enhances the dish. This particular Eintopf, which literally translates to "One-Pot" is a German version of a meal that can be found in different variations around the world. In Ghana, for example, Mportomportor is also a one-pot dish which, depending on where you are from has different methods of preparation and is usually cooked with dried fish, salted fish (momoni), palm oil, and either sweet potatoes, yam, or cocoyam(arrowroot or taro).
This decadent, well-salted, and smoky one-pot with that irreplaceable taste that comes from the german sausage is so simple and yet so incredibly tasty. Luckily for me, there is a German butcher close by, and that way I am able to get my Bockwurst pretty easily. All the contents of this hearty Eintopf should be cooked through but still firm to the bite. You will know when the potatoes are done, once you can't put your fork through. The Bockwurst should still be firm as should the carrots.
Cutting up the sausage into the Eintopf will give off a well-seasoned finish. If you intend to make this recipe vegetarian you can certainly do that and take out the sausage. However, it will lack that beautiful smoky note.
Hearty One-Pot (Eintopf)
- 1 small onion chopped
- ½ garlic clove chopped
- 1 large carrot diced
- 2 large potatoes diced
- 1 Bockwurst sliced
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- white pepper
- black pepper
- Over medium heat add oil to a pot and fry onions and garlic for about 2 minutes.
- Add in carrots, potatoes and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Add water to just cover the contents of your pot and let cook until potatoes are almost done and carrots are still firm.
- Add sausages to the and cook for another 3 minutes and then season with white pepper, black pepper and salt.
- Test for doneness of potatoes and turn off the heat.
- Add spring onions for extra texture and serve hot or warm.