German Brats and Kraut served over fluffy mashed potatoes. Sauerkraut is caramelized sweet by cooking it with a Belgian Ale. Add some pan seared bratwurst and you’ve got a traditional German plate of goodness.
Fall wouldn’t be “Fall” without brats and kraut. It’s the ultimate Autumn comfort food coup after all. This recipe is inspired from my grandmother, who passed along her obsession with for mashed potatoes topped with about anything.
Unfortunately both of my Grandmothers died before I knew them, but Florence (Flossie) Lichtieg (on my Mom’s side) and her Bavarian heritage plays a big part in the food I love and cook to this day.
I blame this heritage on my love for everything and anything that contains mashed potatoes. And sauerkraut for that matter.
I am certain that my Bavarian grandmother had her share of brats and kraut most certainly over mashed potatoes.
I chose a flavorful Duval Belgium Ale for to braise the brats and kraut into a golden wonderful plate of goodness. I’m such a kraut fan, and the golden ale caramelizes it into a wonderful treat. What a great meal.
If you love sauerkraut, I probably don’t need to convince you to try this recipe.
Recipe for Brats and Kraut Served Over Mashed Potatoes
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Brats and Kraut over Mashed Potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 1 ½ bottles Spaten Lager or other beer ½ bottle for the chef
- 4 bratwursts or other German sausage
- 2-3 cups sauerkraut
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Pour olive oil in skillet and heat on medium high heat. Add the sliced onions and cook until they soften and are light gold in color. Add bratwursts and 1 ½ bottles of beer and braise about 10 minutes, turning the bratwursts periodically and sipping frequently from the remaining ½ bottle of beer.
- Pour braising liquid into a baking dish and reserve. Return the skillet to medium high heat, brown the bratwursts on each side, and place in baking dish. Cover the bratwursts with sauerkraut and bake uncovered in oven for approximately 20—25 minutes.
- Serve the bratwursts and sauerkraut over bed of mashed potatoes.
Brats and Kraut over Mashed Potatoes…It’s what’s for Dinner.