03/23/13

Bratwurst Pretzel Sliders with Maple-Mustard Caramelized Onions

Tonight’s test recipe for next week’s meal plan, “Bratwurst Pretzel Sliders with Maple-Mustard Caramelized Onions” was so freakin’ amazing that I’m just going to give ya’all the recipe right now.

If you can’t find pretzel rolls (I get mine at Costco), regular slider buns will work too. Heck, I might even be able to sweet talk Chef Terry into givin’ up his pretzel roll recipe, in case you want to make them yourself!

Enjoy!

-Chef Perry
www.hautemealz.com

Bratwurst Sliders with Maple Mustard

Bratwurst Pretzel Sliders with Maple-Mustard Caramelized Onions
Serves 2
El Diablo Spicy Mustard2 bratwurst, pan cooked until browned (I like Johnsonville Original)
4 pretzel rolls, split and warmed in a foil pouch
1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced thin
1 tbs. butter
1 tbs. oil
1 tsp. sugar
Dash of salt
2 Tbs. El Diablo Jalapeno Mustard
4 Tbs. pure maple syrup (or more, to taste…Vermont is the best)

Cook brats and set aside, covered, to stay warm.

Bratwurst Sliders

Heat oil and butter in your pan over medium heat and saute your onions with sugar and salt, until golden and sticky (about 30 minutes). See this post on the hautemealz.com blog for specific instructions on caramelizing onions.

Bratwurst Sliders

While THAT loveliness is happening, combine the mustard and maple syrup (trust me), and warm the split rolls – wrap them in foil and pop them in a 250F oven.

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When onions are done, add the maple-mustard combo and reduce heat to low, stirring well and allowing to thicken slightly.

Bratwurst Sliders

Assemble:

Slice brats on a thick bias, to get at least 6 pieces per brat.

Schmear some of the mustard/maple/onion sauce on the bottom of each bun, cover with 3-4 slices of brat, and add the top bun.

Eat them as-is or (for best results) wrap the in foil and place in the oven for a few minutes for all of the flavors to combine.

Great with fries and a crispy salad with vinaigrette.



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11/6/12

Gluten Free Tip: Cross Contamination

If not everyone in your home is gluten free it can be easy to cross contaminate when using a butter knife to spread mayonnaise, mustard and other spread type foods and condiments.

Squeeze bottles are a great way to avoid this and an expensive solution to buying the “squeezable” versions off the grocery store shelf,  is to buy squeeze bottles from a dollar store, or online, and pour your own stuff in them.

Eat great, eat safe!

Chef Maryse

Gluten-free specialist Maryse L. Blake, CHC, is also the healthy lifestyle blogger of The Healthy Momma is a certified holistic health coach. Diagnosed with Celiac disease over 5 years ago, she thrives to simplify the process of eating gluten free without sacrificing taste or nutrition.