Foods I’m Afraid to Cook: Bratwurst Edition
I started by melting about 2 tablespoons of butter in a small dutch oven.
Once the butter was almost completely melted, I added a 12 oz bottle of beer (Bard’s Tale Ale Gluten Free beer, to be precise) and brought the mixture to a low boil. I added the 4 sausages to the mixture, reduced the flame to a simmer and covered.
After the sausages were cooked and the beer mixture had reduced to a thick, almost syrupy consistency, I removed the sausages into a bowl and poured the remaining mixture into the same bowl, leaving just a small amount of liquid in the bottom of the dutch oven. I then added a medium, coarsely chopped white onion to the pan and raised the heat to medium.
Once the onions were fairly well cooked, I returned the sausages to the pan and covered them with the cooked onion.
I finished cooking the sausage by browning them on all sides before removing them from the heat and serving them with the onions (for me only) and mashed potatoes.
I still made a pretty good mess of the pan and they weren’t fantastic, but this was definitely the most successful attempt yet. At least I’ve conquered a bit of the fear. I also ordered a double burner grill that should be arriving with the groceries from Amazon Fresh any minute now, so maybe next time I’ll just toss them on the grill.
As for tonight, we’re being lazy. We just spent the last hour playing Kinect Sports on our new Xbox Kinect and are surprisingly very tired! It’s Barracuda Taqueria night for us! Happy Sunday!