It’s German Fest in many areas so brats and pretzels are a perfect way to celebrate. This is one of those recipes that I didn’t quite have time to do correctly so I cut a few corners. You know we all do this. Especially on nights where dinner needs to be quick or we got caught up doing something else. Well, this was the other night for me.
I fully intended to boil the brats wrapped in pretzel dough a bit before baking them so they would have that nice golden brown pretzel dog coloring. I gave up and just baked them. So, next time I will definitely boil them in baking soda and water for 30 seconds before baking them!
They may not have looked pretty but they sure tasted good! My children want Braised Red Cabbage (click for link to recipe) and German Potato Salad (click for link to recipe) with these next time. That will surely make an amazing dinner!
The brats were really hot when they came out of the oven and were VERY juicy so be careful biting into the brat if it is not fully cool first!
I served these with a hearty green salad and a side of green beans to complete the meal.
[Recipe title=”Pretzel Wrapped Brats” servings=”6-8″ time=”Dough 1 hour 20 minutes in breadmaker and 30 minutes prep” difficulty=”easy”]
My favorite bread maker pretzel dough:
- 1 3/4 cups water, warm
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 10 cups water
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- 6-8 brats, uncooked
- Mix pretzel ingredients in your breadmaker according to your brands directions. Use dough program.
- Once dough has finished remove from breadmaker and carefully wrap dough pieces over the brats to completely cover.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Have a greased baking sheet ready for after next step.
- Bring water and baking soda to a boil in a large pot. Add brats carefully to pan to boil for 30 seconds each. Place boiled pretzels on greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 18 to 22 minutes until internal temperature is 160 degrees.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.