"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-12-2006, 06:30 PM   #1
Senior Cook
 
MarionW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: SWVirginia
Posts: 116
Bratwurst

On the 23rd of this month, My wife and I are hosting an Oktoberfest Party. We plan to do bratwurst. What I usually do is simmer the brats in beer, garlic, onions & black pepper for a bit and then allow them to steep in the beer mixture for several hours, then grill over charcoal.

For the kraut, we'll usually get the canned kraut, drain it and then marinade it in a mixture of white wine, sugar and a bit of basil that was simmered a bit. It's placed in the fridge the day before and then drained before serving.

What do you do? Will you offer some ideas

Warm regards,
Marion

__________________

__________________
MarionW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2006, 06:40 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,655
sounds like your brats are awesome! I simmer mine first also.

I like bbq onions on mine...grill sweet onions, then slice thinly and allow to caramelize a bit before adding 1) the onions that have simmered with the brats 2) your fave bbq sauce...just enough to give a red tint and a hint of flavor...1/4 or so cup...simmer, add more sauce if needed. so good on a brat. Potato salad, braised red and green cabbage (almost a kraut) . beer!
__________________

__________________
Robo410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2006, 06:46 PM   #3
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
Sounds absolutely perfect to me!!!

Since my husband doesn't eat red meat, I make turkey brats when I can find them, & I make them just the way you've outlined you do for the regular ones. Delicious!!
__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2006, 05:12 AM   #4
Executive Chef
 
YT2095's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Just left of Europe and down a bit.
Posts: 3,875
Send a message via MSN to YT2095
I always add a little carraway to the kraut also, another nice and very simple side dish is peeled sliced potatoes sauteed in a pan with real butter and a few onions, don`t worry if bits go a little crispy, those are the best Bits :)

I`ve never boiled my brats 1`st, they are without doubt my fave sausage ever, maybe I just can`t wait to eat them? :)

as for the Beer, that`s already a Given.
__________________
So long and Thanks for all the Fish ;)

YT2095 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2006, 06:54 AM   #5
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,694
Onions and peppers, grilled or sauteed until VERY brown/done. Don't prick the sausages. Get REALLY good crusty but soft inside buns!! Good grainy mustard.
__________________
Gretchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2006, 04:59 PM   #6
Senior Cook
 
MarionW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: SWVirginia
Posts: 116
Thanks everyone for taking the time to offer advice and help. I do appreciate it!

Marion
__________________
MarionW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2006, 08:06 PM   #7
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: California
Posts: 270
Marion....

Thanks for the great idea of using brats marinated/cooked in beer and adding wine, etc to kraut. Sounds delicious.
__________________
Swann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 09:09 AM   #8
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 373
This summer I decided that I wanted to create a couple of my own recipes for Bratwursts. Considering I live in Wisconsin, I know of many, many recipes.. Everyone has their own, and everyone swears by it.. This is the recipe I came up with that has ended up being a party hit.. So much so, that I haven't had the chance to come up with any new recipes!

Speaking of Bratwursts, I am about due to make these again! Thanks for the reminder!

Enjoy..

Ingredients:
3 Bottles Miller Lite (Or the Beer of your Choice)
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (Preferably Dark)
7 tblsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp Lawry's Season Salt
1 Sliced Yellow Onion
1 tblsp Cajun Seasoning

Bratwursts of your Choice


Steps:
1. Combine the above ingredients in a stock pot and bring to boil.
2. Add Bratwursts and continue to Boil
3. Continue boiling until the Sauce reduces to 1/3 its starting level.
4. Marinate Bratwursts over night in thickened sauce
5. Grill Bratwursts over Charcoal until browned.
6. Place Bratwursts back into thickened sauce for 10 minutes
7. Continue to Grill the Bratwursts until dark and completed.

Note: The more phases of Grilling and Soaking, the better the overall flavor. Also worth noting is that the Onions remaining in the thickened Sauce are amazing if crisped up over the grill OR pan fried.


__________________
candelbc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 04:04 PM   #9
Senior Cook
 
MarionW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: SWVirginia
Posts: 116
Candel, a person that takes their brats seriously, generally are mighty fine folk.

Marion
__________________
MarionW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 05:15 PM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
candel, have to echo what Marion said. These sound scrumptious, and I have a pack of brats in the freezer.

Marion, your method is the one I usually use.
__________________

__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.