Pre-Autumn Brats

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mneeley490, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Even though we've had an extraordinary summer here in the Seattle area, lately I have been feeling a little chill in the air in the early morning and late evenings. That makes me think about Autumn, and Autumn makes me think about brats. I greatly admire those on here that can do the job themselves, but I don't have the equipment or skill level to make bratwurst myself. Fortunately, I have a local butcher who does a very good job with them, so please don't flame me for my laziness.

    I like to sauté some onion in a little butter, then add the brats and cover with a good quality beer and simmer. I usually use a German-style beer, but I only had Boddington's on hand. It'll do.


    When cooked thru, they get transferred to the Weber to be browned.


    Plated with a good German mustard and cooked onion.


    Tasted wonderful!
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lots of us went the store bought route until we had the funds to make our own. No shame in that. The hard part is once you start you will rather do without then buy from the store again. You can get a pretty good Kitchener #12 Grinder and 5# Grizzly Stuffer for about $200...JJ
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great
     
  4. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, I discovered that with bacon. Can't stand the store-bought stuff anymore.
     

  5. [​IMG]    Those look really good man  [​IMG]       & yup - if you ever do end up making your own sausage there will be no turning back [​IMG]   
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very Nicely done. Those look great.
     
  7. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

       Those look really good man 
          & yup - if you ever do end up making your own sausage there will be no turning back 

    Yea Thanks guys!

    Mneeley. the brats look really good, it's not alway where you get them but how you prepare them! And I want an ear of that corn!!!
      
     
  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delish....and ditto about the corn.  gorgeous ear!

    Kat
     
  9. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Got the corn from a Kroger store. I think the variety is spelled, "Olathe"? Comes from Colorado, and it is very good. Our local corn should be ready soon, too. Then I'll make some of that Pit Boys Corn Chowder!

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    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013

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