Cravings. I walk around the grocery store thinking about what I haven’t had to eat in a while, and what to cook for the week. I make lists, and follow those, but in general it is cravings that fuel our weekly menu’s.
I haven’t cooked bratwurst in a long time. My family has preferred to have the traditional knockwurst. Different flavors, and to me, a lot more fat.
I found this Dietz & Watson Black Forest Bratwurst, and thought I would cook one or two up for just me. Again, thinking that I would be the only one really wanting to eat it.
I normally cook my bratwurst in beer in a slow simmer. We didn’t have any, but David drinks (on occasion) Smith & Forge Hard Cider. Per their website: Hard cider is a strong, sturdy but not-too-sweet fermented alcoholic beverage built from the juice of apples. And, David said “apples and pork go together. I watch the Food Network.” Yes, they do.
So, we simmered the bratwurst in 3/4 of a can of the cider until evaporated.
I ate mine with a bit of Dijon mustard. It was perfect.