After deciding to start writing this blog, I was excited to pick the first recipe to try out and post. When I heard I was off work all day New Years Eve, and the U of Missouri, my brother David’s school, was playing, I instantly thought “beer bratwurst”.
I chose Paulaner Hefe-weissbier, a Hefeweizen from Germany coming in at 5.50% ABV. I would use this as the beverage pairing for the meal as well as the marinade for the sausage. As a side I made salt potatoes (for a ‘how to’ on that, buy a bag of salt potatoes and follow the directions on the bag).
Beer bratwurst with onions recipe
– 6 sausages of your choice
– 5-10 cloves of garlic
– 1 large sweet onion
– 6 rolls
– 1 bottle of beer
– 5 tablespoons of oil
– 1 tablespoon of sugar ( I use sugar in the raw)
24 hours before cooking
Dice up half of the garlic using based on taste (2-5 cloves). Add to sausage in plastic container, pour whole bottle over the top of links, and refrigerate.
In a frying pan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil, add sausage without the marinade, which we set aside for later. Cook sausage until crisp and browned on exterior.
While sausage is cooking, dice rest of garlic, add to second frying pan with 2 table spoons of oil and cook to a very light brown.
Add marinade to pan and bring up to simmer, then add browned sausage. Cook until sauce reduces down over 20-30 minutes.
In the pan used to first fry sausage, add sliced onion and begin to brown. Once it begins to caramelize, add sugar and cook until soft enough for preference.
Put the brats on the roll and cover link with onions. Serve with same kind of beer used as the marinade.
By Paulaner Salvator Thomasbraeu
Poured a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass and served with meal above.
Poured with a thick creamy head; great lacing and long lasting. Unfiltered golden yellow with fine carbonation bubbles.
Sweet wheat smelling with yeasty banana and very light clove.
Light flavor, mostly wheat and undertones mainly given by yeast and malts. Cloves and spice more apparent on taste. Fills the whole palate with subtle tastes.
Fine carbonation exits to a smooth crisp feel. Slightly buttery in feel, and very refreshing. Lacks dryness that others in style sometimes give which helps with being able to have a few of these.
This, like many German beers, offer a large level of drinkability. A few sips, and it is gone. Very refreshing and enjoyable.
Pairs great with the bratwurst above. Will be trying and reviewing all available Paulaner beers available to me.