Himmel und Erde

  in Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

Himmel und Erde is a traditional German dish that translates to “Heaven and Earth.”

1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 lbs apples, peeled, cubed
1 tablespoon cane sugar
2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled, cubed
¼ – ½ cup milk, heated
Sea salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onions and sauté until golden, about 12 – 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. While onions are frying, boil the potatoes in salted water about 5 minutes. Add the apples and continue cooking until potatoes and apples are tender.
  3. Drain and mash with a potato masher, adding milk, sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Serve with the caramelized onions on top.