How to Cook Sausage ~ Oma's Grilled Bratwurst
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
This method for how to cook sausage is such an easy way and works for many German sausage recipes. The German word, Bratwurst, literally means 'fry sausage' and is probably one of the easiest ways to make this.
In Germany, there are over 1,500 types of sausages. That's hard to imagine, but it's true! Many sausage stores, aka Wurstladen, sell around 50 varieties each, making Germany the sausage capital of the world.
Wurst by any other name ...
The many varieties come with some very interesting names such as "Bierwurst" (beer sausage), "Blutwurst", (blood sausage), "Fleischwurst" (meat sausage), "Blaue Zipfel" (blue tip), "Teewurst" (tea sausage) and "Speckwurst" (bacon sausage).
Sausage can be purchased raw, smoked, canned, frozen, or cooked. They can be thin, fat, long, short, and made from any combination of veal, beef, or pork.
Each often has its own way of preparation, but most can be made the way shown here.
What is the best way to cook sausage?
This Bratwurst recipe shows how to cook sausage by first gently boiling (to keep the moisture in the sausage!) and then final stage is the grill or fry pan in order to get that crispy brown skin.
Yes, it may seem strange to first boil these sausages. I mean, most people just throw them onto the grill or into the fry pan. And, that works. BUT, those methods often result with dried out meat.
Simmering the sausages in liquid (and yes, you can use broth, or stock, or beer) preserves more of the moisture and fat within the sausage.
Once they are cooked through, they are quickly browned, either on the grill or the fry pan.
These are absolutely fantastic when served with potato salad.
If you're looking for an easy way to make lots of sausages, you can bake them instead.
In Canada and USA when talking about sausages, it is usually the Bratwurst (actually translates as "fry sausage") that is talked about.
This is a raw sausage and can be gently boiled before frying or grilling.
How to Cook Sausage - Oma's Grilled Bratwurst
This method for how to cook sausage is such an easy way and works for many German sausage recipes.
The German word, Bratwurst, literally means 'fry sausage' and is probably one of the easiest ways to make this.
Makes 4 servings
- 4 raw bratwurst sausages (about 1 lb.)
- olive oil
- Put sausages into pot of water. Bring to boil.
- Simmer very gently for about 10 - 15 minutes.
- Drain sausages and brush with oil.
- Grill briefly until browned and crispy on the exterior.
- Serve with mustard and buns, sauerkraut or an easy potato salad.
- These sausages can also be finished off on the stove.
- After simmering and draining the sausages, fry them gently in a bit of oil in a medium hot frying pan. Turn frequently until nicely browned on all sides.
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