Bratwurst is indeed a gift to us from the Germans. It has featured on the list for the best recipes of all time on more than one occasion. Bratwurst is nothing but grilled sausages that cooked in vinegar and broth or beer. For people who haven’t tested it yet, I am personally recommending to do so. It is yet another example of how simplicity can bear better fruits than trying something complicated.
Bratwurst is a dish that originated in Germany several centuries back. The name “Bratwurst” in Old German means sausage or finely chopped meat. Well, that precisely what it is. However, a common mistake made by some people is that they believe the name derived from the German verb “braten,” which means to roast or to pan fry.
For all those beer lovers out there, Bratwurst is the ideal dish to have along with beer. It is also straightforward to make, and there is no hard and fast rule that everyone has to follow any specified recipe. There is plenty of room for innovation when you are preparing this delicacy. I have seen people adding bell peppers instead of onions and coming out with marvelous results.
Mentioned below is the recipe that I use to make this beautiful dish.
Here is the list of the essential ingredients for preparing Bratwurst.
One onion cut into thin slices
½ a cup of balsamic vinegar
Five fresh Bratwurst links
3 ½ cups of water
One teaspoon of margarine or butter
Once you are done accumulating the listed ingredients, you would wish to cook it right away. Here are some useful directions to go about the cooking part of it.
Mix the onions, water, and the balsamic vinegar in a skillet.
Heat the mixture on a medium-low flame for approximately ten minutes.
Put the Bratwurst in the mixture, cover it, and let it cook for about ten minutes.
Make sure the water is not boiling and only simmering.
Preheat an outdoor grill for the right amount of heat.
Oil the grate slightly.
Drain water present in the pan and remove the Bratwurst.
Butter the pan liberally and brown the onions on it. Make sure that the heat isn’t too much.
Grill the Bratwurst on the preheated grill for five to seven minutes.
Make sure that it turns brown from all the sides.
Serve hot with the fried onions.