Oktoberfest is here folks! It’s time to grab your favorite German beer and a brat. This recipe is a fun one, because you’ll have the privilege of smelling beer in your house as these babies cook. What could be better than that? We went with two traditional topping and one kick-ass non traditional creation for these guys: mustard, sauerkraut, and IPA caramelized onions. There are two recipes in this post, so make sure you don’t miss anything!
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IPA Caramelized Onions
1 large sweet onion
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup IPA
1. Melt the butter over medium high heat in a medium sized saute pan.
2. Add the onions and salt and cook for 15 minutes.
3. Add the beer and allow to reduce for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- 1 package of your favorite bratwurst
- 1 24 oz can of beer
- 24 oz water
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- Bring beer, water, and onion powder to simmer in medium sized stock pot.
- Poach the bratwurst in the simmering liquid for 30 minutes.
- At this point the bratwurst are cooked, but they should be finished on the grill or in a pan to crisp up the outside.
- Add the brats to buns and top with your favorite garnish.
What beer will you drink with your Oktoberfest brats? Let us know in the comments section!
Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.