Introduction: Sir Geoffrey Charles “Geoff” Hurst MBE (born 8 December 1941) is a former England international footballer. A striker, he remains the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final as England recorded a 4–2 victory over West Germany at the old Wembley in 1966. He made many Germans very sour.
I met Sir Geoff a while ago at a Teenage Cancer Trust fund raising event, I am probably the only Englishman since 1966 who failed to recognise him. Sorry Stevie…
Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 20 + 10 mins
Home kit: large saucepan, colander and grill
Away kit: 4 plates
- 6 fresh bratwurst
- 2 (440 ml) cans beer/lager
- 6 soft hot dog buns, split and toasted
- English mustard
- 3 Tbs. vinegar
- 1 Tbs. sugar
- 1 tsp. pickling spice
- 1 tsp. caraway seed
- A can sauerkraut, drained
- ¼ finely chopped red pepper
Method: Preheat the grill to medium heat
Prick several holes in the skin of each sausage. Put the bratwurst and beer into the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until no longer pink. Drain into the colander and set aside to cool.
Now, in the same pan stir together the vinegar and sugar, cook until sugar is dissolved. Add the pickling spice, caraway seeds, drained sauerkraut and pepper. Stir again briefly, cover and allow to cool.
Grill the bratHursts under the medium heat, turning frequently until the skins are golden brown. This will take between 5 and 10 minutes.
Full time results
Serve in the buns with mustard and the relish while watching international kickball on the tele between Germany and England.