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Post by tattulip » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:49 pm

This is how I make brats and the only way TO make them IMO. :cool:

6 brats
1 can of beer
1/2 white onion

Put brats in a pot. Pour on the beer. (They don't necessarily have to be completely covered with beer if you keep the lid of the pot on tight.) Add sliced onion. Bring to a boil then turn down to simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes or so.
Now just pop them on the charcoal grill. No, you can not use a gas grill! :ialu:
Grill until nicely brown.

Now, here's the important part and you MUST eat them like this or I will hunt you down and :ialu: :mrgreen:

Spread a nice, fresh bakery brat bun with horseradish mustard, sprinkle it with chopped onion and heap it with sauerkraut! Ooops! Don't forget to add the brat!

ENJOY! :cheer:

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Re: Bratwurst

Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:51 pm

Are there special "brat" buns? Are they different from regular hot dog rolls? Sounds great!

So, you can't put ketchup on them? :hide:

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Post by tattulip » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:14 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:Are there special "brat" buns? Are they different from regular hot dog rolls? Sounds great!

So, you can't put ketchup on them? :hide:
NO! :puke:

Some of the grocery stores around here bake brat buns and they are the best!

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Post by Fatherducque » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:34 pm

tattulip wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Are there special "brat" buns? Are they different from regular hot dog rolls? Sounds great!

So, you can't put ketchup on them? :hide:
NO! :puke:

Some of the grocery stores around here bake brat buns and they are the best!
Pistolettes also work.

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Re: Bratwurst

Post by abbi » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:54 pm

I absolutely HATE onions so what would I do?

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:10 am

abbi wrote:I absolutely HATE onions so what would I do?
Make something else, cause this prolly wouldn't taste the same without the onion.

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Post by tattulip » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:30 am

abbi wrote:I absolutely HATE onions so what would I do?
I will allow you and only you to eat them without onion. ;)

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Post by Fatherducque » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:30 am

StarryNightDave wrote:Are there special "brat" buns? Are they different from regular hot dog rolls? Sounds great!

So, you can't put ketchup on them? :hide:
They are pretty good when you top them with shrimp etoufee.

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Re: Bratwurst

Post by StarryNightDave » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:27 am

What about bacon? Bacon goes with everything, you know. :yes:

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Post by StarryNightDave » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:16 pm

Hey - serious question for you.

The chopped onion you put on after the mustard - is that the onion that cooked with the brats? Or, is it raw?

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Post by College Boy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:57 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:What about bacon? Bacon goes with everything, you know. :yes:
Bacon is nature's perfect food.

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:47 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:Hey - serious question for you.

The chopped onion you put on after the mustard - is that the onion that cooked with the brats? Or, is it raw?
Two different onions, one you cook with the brat, and the raw chopped you put on the bun. Right Tat?

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Post by tattulip » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:45 pm

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Hey - serious question for you.

The chopped onion you put on after the mustard - is that the onion that cooked with the brats? Or, is it raw?
Two different onions, one you cook with the brat, and the raw chopped you put on the bun. Right Tat?
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Re: Bratwurst

Post by StarryNightDave » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:42 pm

:shock: But, I don't like raw onion!

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Post by tattulip » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:44 am

StarryNightDave wrote::shock: But, I don't like raw onion!
You will eat them and you will like them! :ialu: Only abbi has permission to not add the raw onions.

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Post by Dave.gillam » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:54 am

Do we have dispensation for the bacon?

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Post by StarryNightDave » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:33 am

Would I, could I, with a mouse?







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Post by tattulip » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:08 am

Dave.gillam wrote:Do we have dispensation for the bacon?
As long as it's not raw! :shock:

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Post by abbi » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:02 pm

tattulip wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote::shock: But, I don't like raw onion!
You will eat them and you will like them! :ialu: Only abbi has permission to not add the raw onions.
Whoa :shock: I can't believe I trumped Dave in something. :stars:














Dave, just scrape them off in an inconspicuous location. That's what I do :thumbsup: :yes: :mrgreen:

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Re: Bratwurst

Post by streetsoldier » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:07 pm

"Brat buns" has a whole 'nother meaning to this streetsoldier... :drool: :hubahuba:

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Post by Dave.gillam » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:11 pm

So I put some smoked kielbasa in a pan with some onions and garlic and a can of crud lite. (BiL left here after a party a few weeks ago. wont touch my homebrew, but loves Butwiper. go figure)
Then the missus decided we were going out for diner.
So tmorrow, I'll let y'all know if I wasted good kielbasa or not.

On a separate note: Im supposed to cut the fat in my diet. Anyone have some good sausage-making recipes?

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Post by StarryNightDave » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:19 pm

(I don't think that's the same as Bratwurst!) :tiptoe:

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Post by Dave.gillam » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:39 pm

Not even close. But it was yummy.

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Post by StarryNightDave » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:10 pm

Hey, I found some Johnsonville Beer Brats and followed the microwave instructions on the package. Was that cheating?

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Re: Bratwurst

Post by falvegas » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:51 pm

Love Brats, good recipe.

I usually buy Denmark Foods Brats out of Arizona, I found that I like thyem better than Johnsonville and they're cheaper....also thicker, less fatty. But Johnsonville are very good.

Several times a year I make my own Sausage, various kinds. I have the Grinder to the Kitchen Aid, and the Sausage Attachment. BUT i have to get the Casings at the Butcher, the darn supermarkets won't carry them.

Doing Brats in Beer is so good, even with indirect grilling on the BBQ.

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Post by tattulip » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:07 pm

I helped my husband make deer sausage once. Those casings grossed me out though.

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Post by falvegas » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:47 pm

tattulip wrote:I helped my husband make deer sausage once. Those casings grossed me out though.
Aw, poor baby....Venison is so lean you must have added some sort of fat to it...guessing.

I did make Sausage, and a few other dishes from some Elk a friend of mine caught right up in the Mountain Range near us.

It is so very lean. I mixed Pork in with the sausage and meatballs. The Braised Elk Roast and Elk Steaks I had to wrap well in Bacon.

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Re: Bratwurst

Post by Pixie » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:14 pm

tattulip wrote:This is how I make brats and the only way TO make them IMO. :cool:

6 brats
1 can of beer
1/2 white onion

Put brats in a pot. Pour on the beer. (They don't necessarily have to be completely covered with beer if you keep the lid of the pot on tight.) Add sliced onion. Bring to a boil then turn down to simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes or so.
Now just pop them on the charcoal grill. No, you can not use a gas grill! :ialu:
Grill until nicely brown.

Now, here's the important part and you MUST eat them like this or I will hunt you down and :ialu: :mrgreen:

Spread a nice, fresh bakery brat bun with horseradish mustard, sprinkle it with chopped onion and heap it with sauerkraut! Ooops! Don't forget to add the brat!

ENJOY! :cheer:
:clap: :clap: I cannot disagree with your assertion that this is the only way to make brats!

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Re: Bratwurst

Post by Pixie » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:17 pm

falvegas wrote:
tattulip wrote:I helped my husband make deer sausage once. Those casings grossed me out though.
Aw, poor baby....Venison is so lean you must have added some sort of fat to it...guessing.

I did make Sausage, and a few other dishes from some Elk a friend of mine caught right up in the Mountain Range near us.

It is so very lean. I mixed Pork in with the sausage and meatballs. The Braised Elk Roast and Elk Steaks I had to wrap well in Bacon.

My father used to butcher all the deer meat for our neighbors every year when they would go hunting. We had deer meat in the freezer year round as payment!

I am sure your remember my father was a chef.... anyway, would you believe I have never eaten deer meat. I can't bring myself to eat them.

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Re: Bratwurst

Post by falvegas » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:35 pm

abbi wrote:I absolutely HATE onions so what would I do?
Think about Scallions, or Shallots, or Leeks. I wou;ld recommend Leeks for you. Shallots if they have to be Raw.
Shallots and Leeks ar extremely mild.

One con also consider a veggie like endive or other savory crisp green. If it's with Sausage a natural is Peppers.

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