What is Bratwurst?
A bratwurst is a special type of fresh German sausage made with pork, veal, or beef and various seasonings. Common German Bratwurst ingredients include minced meat, onions, dried marjoram, ground ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, and mustard powder.
How to Cook Bratwurst?
The many ways to cook German Bratwurst are described below.
- Bake: Cook these sausages in the oven by preheating to 400°F and baking them in a single layer on a parchment paper lined sheet pan for about 15 minutes. Flip and bake for another 10-15 minutes and enjoy.
- Boil: Brats should be boiled for about 10 minutes at low heat in a mixture of beer, sliced onions, and butter. Grill or fry for a couple of minutes to finish up.
- Grill: To make your bratwursts exclusively in the grill, preheat to 250°F and cook for 15-18 minutes on the indirect side of the grill while flipping occasionally. Then transfer to direct heat and grill for 1-2 minutes.
- Fry: Heat a frying pan over medium heat with a tablespoon of oil or butter. Then add the brats and cover, cooking each side for about 5 minutes until well-browned.
What to Serve with Bratwurst?
Serve these tasty German sausages in crusty rolls with German mustard for the authentic German street food experience. Recipes with bratwurst and potatoes in the form of French fries, potato salad, and herbed potatoes are also quite popular.
Here are some our delicious recipes that you can serve with Bratwurst:
How to Store Bratwurst?
This Bratwurst recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for about 5 days after cooking. To store it for longer, flash freeze the cooked and cooled bratwurst before adding them to a freezer bag and sealing after removing excess air. Freeze for up to 3 months.