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Sep 17, 2010 01:00 PM

Bratwurst beyond the obvious

I have some bratwurst I want to use this weekend, but I don't want to just grill and serve on a roll like I usually do. I know of great dishes built around other sausages (lentils and kielbasa with vinaigrette, for example), but I am drawing blanks on bratwurst. Ideas?

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  1. (I guess I should add that my guests include someone who always seems to be on some sort of Adkins diet. I'm not slavish to her ever-changing eating habits, but I'm thinking the creamy apple compote I found on Epicurious might go untouched.)

    1. If I've got a grill going, I like to throw a few brats on the grill, slice them up and throw them in some marinara that's been stewing with onions and peppers. The pre-grilling gives it a nice smoky flavor. Personally, I love this over pasta or rice, but for your low-carbers, perhaps they could just eat a plate of sausage and peppers with some fresh mozarella on top?

      1. Perhaps a choutcrout garni?

        1. Sauerkraut, Mash Potatoes, Marinated Cukes and Beets with Horseradish

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            1. re: Naguere

              In Zeiten die alten Wege sind die besten Wege

          1. I made szegediner gulyas using bratwurst, sauerkraut, sour cream, onions, paprika etc. It was caramelly, rich and everyone wanted seconds. I can't find the recipe I used, but if you google it, you'll find one you can use.

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            1. re: mnosyne

              cooke the brats in a nice tasty ale along with some onions until they are technically done(boil essentially, cover the brats) and then grill them. garnish as you wish.

              edit: sorry, i think i replied to that wrong. i meant to reply to the OP.