Bratwurst Brandenburg Art (Bratwurst Brandenburg Style)

"Traditional German recipe from a family friend."
photo by Tread photo by Tread
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photo by Bay Laurel photo by Bay Laurel
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  • Place bratwurst in a saucepan and cover with boiling water. Cook 3 mins; drain.
  • Melt butter in a skillet; add bratwurst to brown. Remove to a warm plate.
  • Pour off all except 2 Tbsp fat. Add onions; saute until tender. Return sausages to skillet. Add bay leaves, beer, salt and pepper.
  • Cook slowly for 15 minutes Add more beer during cooking, if needed.
  • Remove bratwurst to a warm platter. Mix flour with a little cold water; stir into hot liquid.
  • Cook, stirring, until liquid is a thick sauce; remove bay leaves. Add parsley; pour over sausage. Serve with mashed potatoes and red cabbage.

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  1. HeatherN
    This was delicious. I didn't make the full recipe, 4 brats, 1 12 oz bottle of beer, and the rest of the ingredients reduced accordingly. I used corn starch to thicken the sauce. Served with red cabbage and mashed potatoes, just like you told me to. :-D Next time I will make extra for leftovers. Thanks so much for a great dinner!
    Very good! my husband loved it & said don`t do a thing differently next time. I cut the recipe in half because I only had six sausages. I did`nt do the flour & water thing, actually I precooked everything earlier & then just put the sausages back in the pan & cooked it all down. I think next time I won`t add the salt though because the sausages have a saltiness to them already, Like I said, my husband just raved on about them and ate four!!
  3. Bay Laurel
    I experienced wonderful flavor bursts with each bite. The brats simmered in Honeymoon summer ale and I used fresh parsley. Served with mashed red potatoes. The yummy gravy went over everything. I will definitly make this every time I am in the mood for bratwurst. Next time I will have sauerkraut as another side for an even more traditional effect.
  4. Tread
    Very good. I used only 6 brats then later added 4 knockwurst when it was time to simmer. I also added about 6 cloves of sliced garlic when the onions started to brown nicely and let the whole thing caramelize before adding the bay leaves and beer. Served it over some egg noodles and it was a hit with the kids.



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