Chef Brian Ingram of New Bohemia Wurst + Bier Haus presents the proper way to cook a brat.
How to cook a brat
Over Cooking a brat: Boiling a brat can lead to drying out and losing all the juice. The proper way is to sear a brat and keep the juice inside.
Sear at 400 degrees for about 2 minutes on each side or 150 degrees internal temp.
Place in equal parts water and your favorite beer. Rough chop ½ raw white onion and two cloves of garlic. Simmer for 10 minutes or until 130 degrees. Remove from water and drain. Place on a grill or sauté pan to finish cooking at 400 degrees for about 2 minutes on each side or 150 degrees internal temp.
Bacon Beer Brined Kraut
3 cups of your favorite kraut
1 cup rough chopped bacon
1 clove of garlic
2 cups of your favorite style of beer
Drain your favorite kraut of all liquid, place kraut in a bowl and add beer
(soak over night). Place bacon in sauté pan and cook down until golden
brown, add onions and cook until translucent, add garlic and kraut reduce
until liquid is almost gone. Top on your favorite brat.