Wednesday, May 6, 2009

guy food part II

Here's another recipe from HF. It's not quite as bizarre like the delgado slim, but it's definitely guy food. This is usually done in the guy world with beer, but we had A&W root beer on hand and he used that. Again, in his own words.

Root Beer Brats

I had these at an outdoor event a long time ago. Here's what you need:

Root beer (whatever you brand you like)
Brats (I used the industry standard: Generic Store Brand Brats)
Stuff to cook it in like a pan
Some kind of heat source (I used a stove top)

So take the Brats out of the packaging and poke holes all over them. I used a combat knife because it's sharp and it's extra manly.

Next, pour some root beer into your pan and turn the stove on. How much root beer? Well I filled the pan half way up.

Now it's time to put the Brats in a pan and turn the stove on to medium heat. I know you're hungry but let the Brats soak up the root beer and cook a little longer. Use the medium heat man.

Okay once you've got the pigs in the pan, cover that thing up. You want to create a meat sauna out of that pan for the Brats. As they cook they'll soak up the root beer, creating a really nice sweet flavor.

Okay so now we wait. Let the Brats soak up the root beer and cook all the way through. How do you know when that's happened? Check them every now and then. Lift off the lid and poke around in there to check the insides. Cut slits in them with a knife to look inside. You want gray not pink. Another trick is to gauge the curl of the Brat. The curlier the more done.

Once you deem them done enough for your taste, remove them from heat and put them in buns. Add your own condiments to taste. I like ketchup, mustard, and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce.

These brats are relatively quick to make and taste delicious. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

*I have to add that he will not let anyone put condiments on his hot dogs or brats. He has to do it himself. He usually has 3 dogs. One gets a perfect mustard squiggly, one is only bbq sauce, and the other is a perfect squiggly of mustard and a perfect squiggly of ketchup perfectly symmetrical with the mustard. OCD, I tell you.


corporalswife said...

Can't wait to try this! You have really great ideas.
And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sweet Baby Ray's - there is no other bbq sauce. :D

Monica said...

My hubby loves his brats with kraut and he's the only one that will eat them like that,maybe this way we can ALL enjoy the brats!

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