30 Days of Weber: Day 4Day 4: Yes I just posted day 3. I am catching up on the blog. Been entertaining a lot of guests over the last few days which has left little free time. However, I got a lot of good cooking in. Day 5 and 6 will also be posted very soon.
Day 4 is hardly anything special, but certainly a barbeque staple, beer boiled brats. I boiled the brats in a couple beers. Personally, I use cheap beer for this purpose and save the better stuff for drinking. I also chop up an onion and add it to the brats. I boil them for about 20-30 minutes. I just like to make sure that they are cooked through.
For grill preparation I use two full charcoal baskets, but before grilling I dump out the baskets and make an even layer of coals, for direct heat. Place the brats on the grate and cook covered for about 5 minutes. Since they are already cooked through the grill is just to brown the outside and to add that desired grill flavor.
Turn the brats and brown the other side.
I tend to like my brats browned and crispy (just shy of being black and burnt), but to each their own. So, you can determine when you want to pull them off the grill.
Cover with your favorite toppings (mustard, ketchup, sauteed onions and peppers). A friend brought over onions, peppers, and sauerkraut that we sauteed.
The corn in the picture was picked fresh from the research farm and it was absolutely delicious. Certainly if you have access to fresh sweet corn from a garden or a farmer's market it is truly a treat. Corn from the store is just no substitute.