Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bratty Melt

Bratzels are all the rage at the ballpark, and well, this is my version.  It's like a Patty Melt with bratwurst instead of ground beef.  If you cannot find bratwurst in bulk, no biggie, just cut off casings on bratwurst links and shape into patties, already portioned for you even.  ; )  I also get fabulous pretzel buns at our little market that makes their own brats, but most bakeries in the larger groceries have some sort of pretzel bun to offer.

4 large brats or 1 1/2 lb bulk bratwurst shaped into 4 patties
4 pretzel buns
1 Tbls. olive oil
1 medium vidalia onion, sliced
1 Tbls. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbls. sugar
1/4 cup mayonaisse
1 Tbls. dijon mustard
1 tsp worchestershire sauce
4 slices dill havarti

Shape your bratwurst into 4 patties, and grill at medium heat about 10 minutes each side, watching so they don't burn.  While brat patties are cooking heat olive oil in skillet and add onion slices.  Brown for about 5 minutes, stirring and add vinegar and sugar and cook for about 3-5 more minutes.

As onions caramelize, make your spread with mayo, mustard and worchestershire.

Once brat patties have cooked, put havarti slices on for 1 more minute until melted.  Warm buns and slather with spread and top with brat patty and caramelized onions. 

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