Brats

May 26, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Posted in Brats, Lunch, Main Dish, Sandwich, Supper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We love brats. Daniel asked me to purchase these because he wanted to prepare them.  Odd thing is, when it was time to prepare supper tonight, he was nowhere in sight.  That happened last night, too.  Oh, well.  Teens.  What can you do?

Ingredients:

One pound of Johnsonville Beer -n- Bratwurst

Water

Brat buns

Condiments:  mustard (must be Plochman’s mustard or I hear complaints) and ketchup

Sides:  pork and beans; chips; Cheetos

Cooking directions:

I didn’t photograph the initial cooking because it was rather boring.  All you do is put the brats into a deep pot, cover with plenty of water and set on stove, on LOW for a couple of hours.  Keep an eye on it and don’t let the water get low.  I was able to take a nap for two hours because I put them in lots of water and set the stove timer on two hours.

Once the timer went off, I woke up (slowly) and went into the kitchen.

In your oven, move the rack one rack higher than the middle; do NOT use the TOP rack unless you are going to stand there and watch that the brats don’t burn.  Turn the broiler on HIGH and grab your broiling pan, spray it with canola oil and pick up the brats with a pair of tongs and place on the broiling rack.

Carefully set the rack in the oven and close the oven door; set the timer for 5 minutes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter 5 minutes, flip the brats and set the timer for 5 more minutes  after you close the oven door.  Ahhh!  Pretty soon, someone will walk into the kitchen asking when supper is.  Remove the browned brats and let them sit for a bit.

Mine didn’t sit for 5 minutes because my people were demanding to eat them.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpeaking of eating them, my family has two methods of eating brats that I have to mention!  My husband decided to make a tunnel in his brat bun and then set the brat inside the tunnel.  See the tunnel?  Very creative!  He does not like messy food and by making a tunnel, his was nice and neat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s another shot of hubby’s ready-to-eat brat!  See how it’s nestled in the bun?  Very smart!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy teen and I like to slice our brats in half and then lay them inside the bun.  Here’s my son’s brat, nice and flat:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd, now mine, before:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd, after:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis was supper; brats are also a great lunchtime meal.

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