White Wine Brats
(serving size – 4 brats)
For the brats:
2 cups white wine (pinot grigio)
1 medium sweet onion, sliced thick
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tb butter
1 tb olive oil
Heat the butter and olive oil in a small pot over medium to medium-high heat. Brown the brats for 4 minutes on each side. Remove the brats and add the onion. Brown for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and sauté for 1 minute.
Return the bratwursts to the pot. Add the white wine and simmer vibrantly for 45 minutes with the lid on until the sausages are tender. Remove the lid and raise the heat to a boil. Cook down the liquid (should take about 15-20 minutes).
Serve warm in potato buns alongside the caramelized onions and your choice of condiments.
- If you have access to a grill, save the browning process for the end. Braise the brats in the pot and once the liquid has cooked down and the sausages are tender, place the brats on the grill for a few minutes on each side until the skin of the sausages has slightly crisped, offering a great contrast in flavor and texture.
- No wine on hand? Go old school by substituting the vino with your favorite beer or even prosecco. The end result will be equally delicious!