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Bratwurst Ruben On Homemade Pretzel Buns (Pics)

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Looks great . Good way to eat a brat .
Thanks Chop. I serve the brats a couple different ways just to mix things up but I think this was my favorite thus far.

Those look awesome! Good call on the mustard! Like!
Thanks Keith. I'm kind of a mustard junkie

Looks awesome Robert! The bins look axing for sure. The cut shot at the end is $$$$$
Very much appreciate it my friend. I thought that last shot looked pretty good.

Robert
 

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Great looking sammich. I'll come help with the chores for a lunch like that!
You got yourself a deal there Jim!! I'll let you know when the next round of chores hits :emoji_wink:

Wow!!
I could go for 2 of them right now!!!
Outstanding Sammy Right There, Robert !!
Thanks Bear. you recently posted something with sausage, kraut, and mustard and that's kinda what gave me the idea for this one.

Off the charts once again Robert, I love a good Ruben, nice piece of work
Very much appreciate it Ray. This was quick, simple, and off the charts good.

Robert
 

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EXCELLENT Robert!
Thank you Al. Your pickles make an EXCELLENT addition to a whole lot of our meals.

Another fine creation, Robert!
A nice twist on brats outside of just on a bun.
The Mustard was a good call for the brats Ruben!
Very much appreciate it. Yes sir, the mustard was the way to go, no doubt. As soon as I saw that jar in the fridge the connection was made immediately

Those buns look so freak'n good! Good sammy.
Thanks Brian. Maybe we can send you home with a couple of those buns when you come to visit :emoji_wink:

Robert
 

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Looks delicious Robert. Would go good with beer cheese!
Thanks Jake...and that's a great idea. I just ordered a ton of cheese so might just have to play around with some of it and see what I can come up with.

Heck yeah, Robert!! What's not to like about that? Right up my alley...
Thank you sir!! In all honesty, we kinda liked all aspects of this one....but maybe I'm just a bit biased :emoji_laughing:

Robert
 

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That combination does sound really good. The rolls look great...JJ
 

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Southwest Potato bread mix
Darn, didn't buy any of the Southwest Potato bread mix . But I bought some of the water and Salted Water Rolls. Which they claim tastes kind of like a pretzel.
 

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You just can't beat a good Brat fixed just like you did with all the home made pickles, bread, and krau...Points to you my friend.

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Well it's kinda like a Ruben anyway. Similar concept just slightly different approach. So a few days ago I made soft pretzels for the first time ever. They came out very well and only lasted a couple days before being totally devoured. They were good enough to justify trying to make pretzel buns for Tracy's beloved hamburgers. Used a Southwest Potato bread mix from The Prepared Pantry then followed the same principals as making pretzels. After the buns are formed they go into boiling water with baking soda for about 30 seconds. Then I let them cool, brushed with egg wash, and sprinkled with Everything Bagel seasoning made by Borsari which I received from our good friend Steve H Steve H (this stuff is really good)and baked at 375 for 15 minutes or so. Thought a sandwich with the Hipshot brats would be good so went with it.

Here are the buns out of the oven and cooling
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A couple brats on the grill, top rack, opposite end from the heat to cook indirect
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Brats done
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Split the buns and brats, then add Swiss cheese and kraut. Brats are nice and juicy. We're loving these things
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Back onto the grill to heat through and melt the cheese
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Spicy mustard, chips, and homemade pickles ala @SmokinAl
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Heading to the patio for dinner
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Close up
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This came together to make a fantastic flavor combination. My first thought was to use 1000 Island dressing to be more along the lines of a traditional Ruben but when I saw the spicy mustard in the fridge I knew that was the way to go. Another quick meal that was fun because the buns, sausage, and pickles are all homemade. It's just so much better doing it yourself. This one will go into the rotation as a must-do-again and I have a feeling that the pretzel buns will be a forever staple around here. Man they are good!!

Oh well, gotta get to my Sunday chores. We had a huge brisket blow-out yesterday and got some stuff still needing to be cleaned up Everybody take care, stay safe, and we will see y'all again soon.

Robert
Amazing! An absolutely great idea to combine two classically German foods in a contemporary presentation.
 

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