" Problem Child 2" Brat

The perfect food for a little rest and relaxation.

You will need:
For the mustard:

  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard seed
  • 1 tablespoon black or brown mustard seed
  • 4 tablespoons ground yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

For the kraut:

  • 1 lb sauerkraut
  • 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

For the brats:

  • 4 bratwursts
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 4 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 bottle beer
  • 4 "bad seed" rolls
  • 1 industrial strength child restraint system

Directions:
1. Make mustard: Combine the mustard seeds, mustard powder and salt in a coffee grinder. Pulverize with 2 short bursts.

2. Transfer to a small bowl and add the water and vinegar. Cover and refrigerate.

3. Make sauerkraut: To prepare the sauerkraut: drain and cover with cold water. Let it soak for 10 minutes.

4. Drain again and, this time, squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

5. In a medium saucepan, combine the onion, garlic, vermouth, chicken broth, caraway seeds, and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer.

6. Add the sauerkraut to the vermouth mixture and return to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat about 30 minutes.

7. Make brats: Combine the brats, onion, peppercorns, and beer in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes.

8. While the brats simmer, light the barbecue or heat a cast iron griddle.

9. Grill brats about 4-inches from the coals until deep brown, but not burnt.

10. Serve in rolls with warm sauerkraut and plenty of hot mustard.

11. Before allowing dessert to be served, practice your own version of "behavior modification dish therapy" on any problem children present.

Makes 4 brats



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