Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Root Beer Brats

I had these at an outdoor event a long time ago. Here's what you need:

Root beer (whatever you brand you like)
Brats (I used the industry standard: Generic Store Brand Brats)
Stuff to cook it in like a pan
Some kind of heat source (I used a stove top)

So take the Brats out of the packaging and poke holes all over them. I used a combat knife because it's sharp and it's extra manly.

Next, poor some root beer into your pan and turn the stove on. How much root beer? Well I filled the pan half way up.

Now it's time to put the Brats in a pan and turn the stove on to medium heat. I know you're hungry but let the Brats soak up the root beer and cook a little longer. Use the medium heat man.

Okay once you've got the pigs in the pan, cover that thing up. You want to create a meat sauna out of that pan for the Brats. As they cook they'll soak up the root beer, creating a really nice sweet flavor.

Okay so now we wait. Let the Brats soak up the root beer and cook all the way through. How do you know when that's happened? Check them every now and then. Lift off the lid and poke around in there to check the insides. Cut slits in them with a knife to look inside. You want gray not pink. Another trick is to gauge the curl of the Brat. The curlier the more done.

Once you deem them done enough for your taste, remove them from heat and put them in buns. Add your own condiments to taste. I like ketchup, mustard, and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce.

These brats are relatively quick to make and taste delicious. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


shauntel said...

:) all i can do is smile :)

Kelley said...

I think that recipe is kind of disgusting but
this blog is awesome anyways and I LOVE sweet baby rays!

LeMira said...

Matt is very interested in this idea. Does it make the icky-tasting part of the brats go away?

Jake said...

Yes the root beer annihilates all "icky" tastes found in a brat.

Cristin said...

This is great. I am subscribed.

Just don't make anything TOO gross or if you do, don't take pictures.

DiLina said...

Asking how long to boil brats is a very common question for those just starting their brats cooking journey, so don’t feel shy for asking.