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How to Grill Tasty Bratwurst
Millions of Wisconsinites Can't be Wrong
Let's face it, it's hard to go wrong with a brat, under just about any circumstances. But, why settle for "yummy," when you can have "spectacular?"
These brats will be a popular feature at your next cook out, and they are easy to make. Condiment choices vary by region, but you may offer warmed sauerkraut, pickles or pickle relish, sliced onions (grilled or raw), tomatoes, shredded cheese, brown mustard, and ketchup. And, make certain you've gotten good hearty rolls. (This is no place for hot dog buns.) Most importantly, though, be sure you've prepared plenty of brats, as none of your guests will want to stop with just one!
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What You'll Need
2 medium yellow onions
8 - 12 fresh (or thawed) brats
4 (12 oz) cans of beer
8 - 12 brat rolls
Condiments of your choice
Step 1: Prepare the Onions
Peel the onions and cut them each in half, then slice into strips. No need to be fancy. These are just for flavor, not for show.
Step 2: Fill the Pot
Spread the onion slices in the bottom of a large soup kettle. Lay the brats on top of the onions.
Pour the beer over the onions and brats and add 1 to 2 quarts of water.
You want to cover the brats and onions with several inches of liquid. If the brats are crowded in the pot, they will not cook thoroughly.
Step 3: Simmer the Brats
Bring the kettle of brats to a boil and then turn the heat down to a simmer.
Cook the brats for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Prepare the Grill
Meanwhile, get the coals started on your grill.
Step 5: Grill the Brats
Remove the cooked brats from the kettle. Discard the onions and cooking liquid.
Grill the brats until browned on all sides. This should only take a few minutes. The brats are already cooked, so you're just finishing them off on the grill.
What do you like on your bratwurst?
Serve your grilled brats with the condiments of your choice.