German Pasta Salad

Eww… pasta and salad? Sweet, sour and yet savoury? There are some things the Germans do really well, and weird food combinations, which sound gross on paper, but actually work really well once combined, is one of them. That, and cars. Definitely cars.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 250g Fusilli or similar pasta shapes
  • 5 Frankfurters
  • 1 medium-sour apple
  • lemon juice (a few drops)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 gherkins
  • 1 cup of garden peas (preferably frozen)
  • pepper
  • 75g mayonnaise
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil or butter

Boil the pasta shapes until soft, drain and leave to cool. In the meantime, cut the Frankfurters into slices, dice the onion and fry both in the oil or butter until lightly browned. Add the peas and pepper to taste and fry for another 2-3 minutes until the peas are defrosted. Leave to cool. Cut the gherkins into small chunks, dice the apple and mix both in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice and mix thoroughly. Add the cooled sausages and peas, then pasta and mix again. Slowly add the mayonnaise until all ingredients are lightly coated and season with more pepper if needed. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours to allow the flavours to combine thoroughly.

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