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Brats Side Dish

mgs68 Oct 26, 2013 08:37 AM

I'm doing Beer Brats on the grill today. What would be a good side dish? Any info would be greatly appreciated

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  1. Fowler RE: mgs68 Oct 26, 2013 08:51 AM

    With beer bratwurst, German potato salad is an excellent side dish.

    1. shaogo RE: mgs68 Oct 26, 2013 08:52 AM

      Warm Potato Salad with Onions, Dill and Oil and Vinegar.
      Cauliflower sauteed with bread crumbs.

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        rjbh20 RE: mgs68 Oct 26, 2013 10:26 AM


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          masha RE: mgs68 Oct 26, 2013 01:27 PM

          Sauerkraut is the traditional side but I don't care for it so I typically serve brats with homemade cole slaw. Also potato salad (German style without mayonnaise) or home fried potatoes

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            Gail RE: mgs68 Oct 26, 2013 07:36 PM

            Fried cabbage with bacon.

            1. Cheese Boy RE: mgs68 Oct 26, 2013 08:55 PM

              Roasted Corn on the Cob
              Mashed Potatoes
              Grilled Cheese

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                Fowler RE: Cheese Boy Oct 27, 2013 07:45 AM

                Totally forgot about roasted COTC. Excellent advice. Another one too I thought of is baked beans. At least in the USA. I don't think one would find that as a pairing with bratwurst in Germany. ;-)

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                  sunshine842 RE: Fowler Oct 27, 2013 08:32 AM

                  probably wouldn't find the corn in Germany, either.

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                    Fowler RE: sunshine842 Oct 27, 2013 08:54 AM

                    Very good point. Thanks.

              2. sunshine842 RE: mgs68 Oct 27, 2013 07:29 AM

                fried or roasted potatoes

                1. melpy RE: mgs68 Oct 27, 2013 07:36 AM

                  Red cabbage sautéed with apples and bacon. Maybe a little cider to deglaze.

                  Cucumber salad with onions and cream.

                  1. kattyeyes RE: mgs68 Oct 27, 2013 09:25 AM

                    I'm making a version of Russian salad today to go with (potatoes, peas, carrots, chopped pickles, sauteed sweet onion, mayo/sour cream, parsley). I plan to eat it warm. :)

                    1. nokitchen RE: mgs68 Oct 27, 2013 09:32 AM

                      A brat is, of course, just an especially fancy and tasty hot dog, so pretty much anything you'd serve at grillside is going to be fine.

                      That said, you asked this yesterday about "today." What did you end up serving and how was it?

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