Cooking bratwurst sausages. You can grill brats, fry them in a pan or even boil them in a pot! We’ll explain the different cooking methods with their respective cooking time of course! Translation in French: saucisse allemande.
How do I cook brats?
What to pair bratwurst with?
Serve your brats with sauerkraut, mustard, pretzels or potato salad!
Preparing bratwurst is a straightforward process.
If you’re purchasing pre-made bratwurst from a butcher or grocery store, there’s no need to worry about the initial preparation.
However, if you prefer to make your own bratwurst from scratch, you’ll need to follow a few steps: Select high-quality cuts of pork, beef, or veal and grinding them to the desired consistency. Mix the ground meat with spices. Once the meat mixture is well combined, stuff it into casings using a sausage stuffer or sausage attachment on a meat grinder. Make sure to twist the sausages at regular intervals to create individual links.
Finally, refrigerate the bratwurst for a few hours to allow the flavors to meld together before cooking.
Cook bratwurst BBQ
Cooking bratwurst on a BBQ. Grilling bratwurst is a classic choice that gives it a smoky flavor.
1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat or your BBQ
2. Grill the brats for about 15-20 minutes, turning them occasionally until they are evenly browned and heated through.
Cook bratwurst in pan
Pan-frying bratwurst is a quick and convenient option.
1. Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium heat and add a small amount of oil.
2. Cook the sausages for approximately 12-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are golden brown and fully cooked.
Cook bratwurst in pot
You can also cook brat sausages in a pot (on the stove) before grilling them: This method is often used at German beer festivals.
1. Place the brats in a pot and cover them with beer and onions.
2. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until fully cooked.
3. Finish them off on a hot grill for a few minutes to achieve a nice sear.
Bratwurst is a traditional German sausage made from minced pork, beef, or veal, or a combination of these meats. It is typically seasoned with a blend of marjoram, nutmeg, ginger, and white pepper. The meat is usually encased in natural hog casings or synthetic casings.
Bratwursts are made of pork, but also sometimes veal and beef, whereas Italian sausages are made from a mixture of ground pork and fat. The spices used in them are also completely different.