Bratwurst and Blue Cheese Salad with Mustard Dressing

This dish came about when I was trying to design an interesting menu for the launch of a German supermarket chain. They kept sending me food I didn’t want, including a box of bratwurst. The recipe has to have been a result of divine intervention because nothing good would have been inspired by my thoughts as I looked at these sausages.


  • 6 bratwurst
  • bacon fat
  • 225 g/8 oz strong blue cheese(I used blue auvergne)
  • olive oil
  • white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp German mustard
  • caster sugar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


Fry the bratwurst in a little bacon fat (oil will do) until lightly coloured all over. Chop into 2.5 cm/1 in pieces, removing any loose skin. Roughly chop the cheese.

Make a dressing with the oil, vinegar and mustard. You will need a strong, fairly dense dressing, so add a pinch of sugar if liked. Season with salt and pepper.

Mix the dressing with the bratwurst and cheese, cover and leave overnight before serving.