Smoked beer brats – this is a rather simple dish, and if you have never had bratwurst before, you don’t know what you are missing.
- Onions of your choice (the amount depends on the number of brats your cooking)
- Good ol’ German beer
- Brats, any kind – veal, pork, traditional German, even hot dogs.
- Olive oil
Slice up some big sweet onions. You may use a Spanish onion, whichever you like. Then cut the onion into ¼ inch slices. Then get the black iron pan and place it over the grill, add in some olive oil. Place the bratwurst on the black iron pan. You don’t want to cook the sausages through, just sear them, and get a nice browning through them. Its pretty easy. Then add the onions into the black iron pan. Cover the brats with the onions. Then throw the German beer onto the onions and the brats. Just pour enough to cover the bottom of the pan. You don’t want to boil them , just steam. Then remove the pan off the hot coals. And add some chunk hard wood to the grill and put the lid on. Close the vents, we want to cook them nice and slow. After about a half an hour, with the grill on a 200 degrees, you will see that the brats are nice and brown. Now what you want to do is place the brats onto the grill. Now that they are on the grill, you may also want to place your sandwich bread on the grill too. Once the brats have been grilled to a nice texture, you are ready to enjoy them. Of course, there is the preferred way of serving them, with some nice sauerkraut, potato salad, relish, mustard ketchup …. Good ol’ fashioned American style toppings on a German dish.Posted in Recipe