Friday, August 5, 2011

Bratwurst & Apples

Don't you just hate how hot dogs & buns don't come in the same size packages? Even ballpark buns made by the same brand that packages the dogs refuses to put the same number of dogs as buns in a package. Someone needs to get on that and change the world.

So last week we had hotdogs, we bought buns. Then we had leftover buns when the hotdogs were gone. So, I brought some bratwurst. Bratwurst, to be totally annoying, comes in packs of 5. So now all of a sudden we happened to have the perfect amount of buns for the bratwurst. Then, I was grilling up 2 bratwurst and I looked at the buns to put them on the grill and discovered they were moldy. So we ate bratwurst sans buns that night, but we still had two brats left! There was no point in buying more buns.

So tonight I decided to make a little apple/bratwurst saute. I accidentally cooked the apples too long so it was more like bratwurst and apple mash, but I thought the flavors were good and perfect with the steamed aka roasted potatoes.

There's not much to the recipe but I'll lay it out here in case you find yourself in a similar situation on buns.

2 bratwurst (or whatever sausage you have on hand), sliced into coins
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t chili powder
3-4 small apples, cut into equal chunks
1/4 C chicken broth

1. Heat the broth over medium heat. Add apples and cook for 3 minutes or until starting to soften and brown. Add spices to taste and stir with apples. If the apples are cooked try to push them to the side a bit.
2. Add sausage and cook until browned on all sides and cooked through. Add more spice to taste. Serve warm.

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