Brat Bites - testing some new flavors that we made up.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by tatonka3a2, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. tatonka3a2

    tatonka3a2 Meat Mopper

    We mixed up some new Brat seasoning mixes over the Easter weekend and it was time to sample our hard work.  We like to let them rest in the freezer a few weeks before giving our final opinion on the flavor.  I also wanted to try something a little different as well...

    Started out with 3 different flavors of Brats - Buffalo Wing Brat with Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard Brat, and a Philly Cheese Brat with Pepperjack Cheese.  Wanted to give them a little smoke for an extra bonus.  

    Smoked them with Pecan pellets for an hour and a half at 180°.  

     



    Pulled the brats off and got ready to prep them for the cooking stage.  Using a refrigerated roll of French Loaf to use as the pockets, and seasoning the dough with some Butter Blast.
     


    Divided the French Loaf into equal pieces and made a pocket in the middle where the brat piece will go.




    Ready to go on....
     



    Going to throw some Sweet Potato crinkle fries seasoned with Simply Marvelous Season All.
     



    Everyone getting happy on the Yoder!!  



    Almost done...
     



    Plated with a sample of all 3 Brat flavors alone and one in a "pocket".  
     



    And the trusty guard dog Grissom making sure to help with clean up in case there is a spill! ;)
     



    Overall all 3 of these will be added to our sausage arsenal.  

    The Honey Mustard Brat was really sweet when we first sampled it after mixing and nobody really cared for it.  After a rest in the freezer they were much better and a couple people actually thought this was the best of all 3 now.  

    The Buffalo Wing Brat was excellent - not as spicy as we thought it would be but I am guessing the Hi Temp Bleu Cheese tames the "hot" level down.  I see lots of possibilities with this one.  Spicy Buffalo Wing Alfredo will be on the menu soon!

    The Philly Cheese was as amazing as it sounds!  I can't wait to try these with a toasted bun smothered with cheese and sauteed peppers and onions!!
     
  2. Thanks for sharing, those all look really good. I'd vote for the Spicey Buffalo Wing Alfredo myself.
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great..............[​IMG]
     
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    bravo, - looks very good.
     
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks awesome!  Thanks for sharing...

    Red
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great Work. Interesting flavors and a simple yet creative presentation. Wish I lived closer...JJ
     
  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice color....
     
  8. They look amazing and I love the flavors. Were these your own spice mixes or commercial?
     
  9. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love the way you experiment with different flavors and ideas with serving the brats as well.  great job!!! Reinhard
     
  10. tatonka3a2

    tatonka3a2 Meat Mopper

    They were all bought from PS Seasonings - they were all very good.  We will be buying more!!
     
  11. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    I was thinking about creating a blue cheese and bacon brat this weekend.  Is high temp blue cheese necessary?  I was hoping to get away with regular blue cheese.
     
  12. tatonka3a2

    tatonka3a2 Meat Mopper

    It isn't necessary but it will hold up MUCH better in any of your sausages.  I was able to go right to my grocery store and ask the butcher for it and we can buy as little as 1lb if we want. 
     

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