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Savory German Noodles with Smoked Sausage

Our street has several unique characteristics. One is that, to be as close as it is to one of the busiest intersections in the area, it is really quiet. Another is that hubby and I are the youngest people on our block. One day, my 86-year-old neighbor, Jean, called to tell me about a dish she remembered having loved as a child, called German Noodles. She said it was like German Potato Salad...but without the potatoes. Well, if there is an upgrade from potatoes around here, it is noodles! I couldn't wait to try it, but, just before I started cooking, I decided to make one change: I replaced the bacon in the original for smoked sausage. 

Savory German Noodles with Smoked Sausage  - vertical platter
We loved this new dish! It is so full of flavor and so filling! 

Savory German Noodles with Smoked Sausage  - close up

1 bag egg noodles
1 pkg. smoked sausage, cut into coins
1/2 of large onion, diced
2 T. sugar
2 T. flour
1/4 t. salt
1 t. ground mustard
1 cup water
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 cup celery, chopped
2 T. parsley, chopped (optional)

Savory German Noodles with Smoked Sausage Ingredients

    Cook noodles according to directions on package. 

    cooking the noodles

    In a skillet, cook sausage. Set aside.
    Using the sausage grease cook the onion until tender. 

    simmering the sauce with onions until thick

    In same skillet, stir together sugar, flour, salt, and mustard. Gradually add water and vinegar, stirring continually. 
    Cook and stir until thick and bubbly, about 2-5 minutes.

    noodles, sausage and sauce in pot together

    Rinse and drain noodles; pour into skillet. 
    Add sausage, parsley, and celery. 
    Heat through; pour into serving bowl.  
    - not doubting Jean's memory, but similar recipes can be found online, including Taste of Home
    Savory German Noodles with Smoked Sausage   - horizontal platter

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