Monday, April 9, 2012

Bratwurst, Onions and Beer on the Grill

I decided to thaw out some bratwurst that we get from our local farmer.  The bratwurst is made purely of pork, not your typical German Bratwurst.  I wanted to cook the brats on the grill along with some beer.

Bratwurst, Onions and Beer on the Grill
Slice thinly 2 onions
1 bottle of beer (your choice).  I used a pint of a local beer called Roanoke Railhouse - Track 1 Amber Lager
Add butter to a cast iron pan (deep enough to add beer), melt butter, add onions and cook until soft.  Add beer, cover and continue to cook.  Don't let it boil too much.  Place brats on grill and cook until done.  Add brats to beer and onion mixture.  Let simmer in pan until you are ready to eat.  Add a brat to a hoagie style roll adding onions and a little juice.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Sugar
Take 1 Japanese sweet potato (Japanese Sweet Potatoes are purple on the outside and white on the inside.  They are not the orange color you associate with American sweet potatoes), slice super thin (I used a mandolin, no not the musical instrument, but one of those slicers that you can slice stuff really thin).  Place slices onto a piece of foil, overlap the slices slightly.  Add a couple of slices of butter; place the slices throughout the top of the sweet potato slices.  Sprinkle the top with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar (I used regular white sugar).  Place another piece of foil on top and turn up the ends so that you are sealing the potatoes into a foil packet.  Place the packet onto the grill over high heat, cook for 5 minutes, turn packet over and cook for another 5 minutes.  Removing to warming rack for 10 minutes.  (Once you remove the packet to the rack, place salmon onto the grill.  Remove from heat. 

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