This is definitely a guy food! But, many of the girls at Oktoberfest were surprised how much they like bratwursts. I assumed they would be cooked just like hotdogs, but Kent did a lot of research to find out the best method. This is the method he used for the party, and I have to say that were pretty good!
6 fresh bratwursts (not precooked) from the butcher (use a fork to poke holes in the casing so that they can absorb the beer)
3 onions, sliced
Beer - any kind will do
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons butter
6 hotdog buns from the bakery
Pour beer into a pot - enough to cover the bratwursts. Add the onions, butter, red pepper flakes, and bratwursts. Bring the pot to a boil. Turn it down and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Take out the bratwursts, but leave the onions in the pot to continue simmering and to allow the sauce to reduce. Grill the bratwursts on medium heat for 10 minutes. Serve the bratwursts on buns using the onions for a topping. No condiments are necessary, but mustard can be used.
6 months ago