foodmomiac        travelmomiac        chicagomomiac                  recipes            links            about            contact

« My Crazy iMix is up on Parent Hacks | Main | Madly and Desperately in Love »

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


  Originally uploaded by Foodmomiac.

I didn't have brats (bratwurst) growing up on Long Island. Kosher franks, yes. Brats, never heard of 'em. They are very popular here in the midwest though, but when I first moved here, I didn't like them.

It was at a Bunco party that my opinion of brats was altered. God, were those good. I can still taste them. The secret is to first boil them in beer. An easy way to do this is in a crockpot, on low all day. Yesterday, though, we didn't think ahead, so we did a quick boil on the stove. Once boiled, the brats need to be seared, either on a hot grill or in a cast iron skillet. Last night we chose the grill, which added a lovely charred flavor. The brats get topped with green peppers and onions. These can either be cooked in the beer along with the brats or in a skillet alongside. Either way, they are awesome. You'll notice that the bun isn't toasted. I think these taste best on a soft bun that soaks up the juices.

We ate the brats with leftover potato salad from Easter.

Technorati Tags:


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Brats:


« My Crazy iMix is up on Parent Hacks | Main | Madly and Desperately in Love »


I'm a mom who means business (in social media) Read more at momcrunch

 Subscribe in a reader