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Old 06-01-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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I did a search here hoping to find a brave soul who would have tried Apfelwien as a cooking ingredient... no luck!

Anybody try to cook with it, as a flavoring, I guess..?

EDIT: I did find some in Cooking and Pairings.. I guess my search wasn't that good... hmm.
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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SWMBO and I use it for pork chops all the time! Give it a try

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Old 07-01-2008, 07:29 PM   #3
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I was thinking pork chops as well. But I would love to try it on rips.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:35 PM   #4
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Boil sausages in it the same way you might boil them in beer... Boil anywhere from five to thirty minutes, then fry or BBQ untill starting to char... Hmmm....
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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I use it for deglazing the pan after sautéing chicken to make a pan sauce, In other white sauces and in risotto. MMMmmmm mushroom rissotto.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:14 PM   #6
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I gave a bottle of mine to a friend who wanted to cook with it. I know he was going to cook pork with it, but I don't think it was pork chops. I think he was going to do a roast in a crock pot with cider in it with some veggies I'm sure.

I wonder what chicken would be like, I've heard of guys cooking it in dandelion wine. I've also heard of using dandelion wine to cook rabbit.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:12 PM   #7
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I tend to use it in place of white wine or beer most of the time when cooking.
Also, check the 'Cooking & Pairing' forum (, I know that there are a lot of recipes in there that use Apfelwein.

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Old 07-13-2008, 01:57 AM   #8
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I have marinated fish in apfelwein and it's mighty tasty. 30~45 minutes in the sauce then drain the liquid and hit with fresh dill and lime...toss on the grill and you have some moist and flavorful fish.

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Old 07-19-2008, 10:17 PM   #9
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A bag of yellow rice calls for 4 cups of water. Try using 2 1/2 cups of water and a 12 oz bottle of cider (or apfelwein).

Try mixing it into pancake batter in place of water or milk.

I added a bottle to a pot of chilli.

It goes good in place of water when making cous cous.

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