Grilled Beer Brats with German Potato SaladBy CraftBeer.com
- Meal: Entree
- Seasonality: Fall
- Difficulty: Easy
- Serves: 4 - 6
- Time: asdf
- Beer Style: Oktoberfest
College football is in full swing, which means the return of a favorite pass time for fans all over the country—tailgating. This delicious duo is perfect for your next home game!
Adapted from original recipe by Emeril Lagasse (via Food Network).
4 beers, 12 ounces each
1 1/2 pounds Bratwurst links (2 to 3-ounce links)
Vegetable oil, for brushing brats
Brat rolls, brown bread or hot dog buns
Crock of whole grain mustard
2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and diced
6 ounces raw bacon, chopped
1 cup chopped onions
Freshly ground black pepper
Up to 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (add a small amount at a time, and taste)
1/4 cup whole grain mustard
4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced (optional)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
In a saucepan, over medium heat, bring the beer up to a simmer. Add the brats, and cook until plump, about 6 minutes.
Preheat the grill.
Lightly brush the sausages with oil. Place on the grill, and cook for a few minutes on each side.
Remove the sausages from the grill, and serve with potato salad, rolls and mustard.
Place the potatoes in a second saucepan, and cover them with salted water by 2 inches.
Place the saucepan over medium heat, and simmer the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well, and return to the saucepan to keep warm.
In the meantime, grab a skillet and cook the bacon until crispy over medium heat. Add the onions, and season with pepper. Sauté for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Set aside.
Transfer the potatoes and the bacon mixture (including the fat) to a large mixing bowl. Add vinegar (to taste), mustard, eggs and green onions. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Using the back of a spoon, mash the mixture together.
Professional writer and former head pastry chef, Rebecca Crump created the blog Ezra Pound Cake as a place for to write about one of her passions, food. Rebecca lives in Nashville, TN, with her husband Jeff and French bulldog Henry.