Heaven and Earth/Himmel und Erde
Apples from heaven and potatoes from the earth are often combined in Germany. Though it is usually accompanied by blood sausage or liver, this is a filling meatless main course all on its own. It would be excellent with green beans or green peas as a side dish.
– 1 large onion
– 1 tbsp. butter or margarine
– 2 c. prepared applesauce
– 2 c. prepared mashed potatoes*
– ½ tsp. salt
– 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper.
*This combination can be made with homemade, frozen, or instant mashed potatoes.
Step 1: Slice onion in thin slices.
Step 2: Heat butter in a medium saucepan. Fry onion slices in the butter, stirring frequently.
Stir applesauce into onion slices. Cook 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often, to thicken applesauce.
Stir mashed potatoes into apple mixture. Cook until steaming hot. Season with salt and pepper.
Food: Heaven and Earth/Himmel und Erde