Grilled Spiralized Brats with Sauerkraut

Grilled Spiralized Brats with Sauerkraut

Easy to make, low carb take (bunless) on a classic brat. These grilled brats are crispy and full of flavor and pair well with your favorite sauerkraut. 

Grilled Spiralized Brats with Sauerkraut:

What’s more keto than meat on a stick!? Can I get an amen? Can I get a hallelujah?

Ok, I know. I’m weirdly enthusiastic about meat on a stick.

But, the reason why I love this variation on cooking a brat is because of surface area. Spiralizing a bratwurst, a hot dog, or any other kind of sausage is just truly so much more delicious than just a regular old grilled one.

Granted, this may not warrant a full recipe but it did warrant sharing! Find the full step by step tutorial below for these amazing Grilled Spiralized Brats with Sauerkraut to make for your next Oktoberfest!

Grilled Spiralized Brats with Sauerkraut

“School” Supplies:

  • Wooden Skewers
  • Small Paring Knife
  • Tongs

“Class” Notes:

If you’re wondering how to spiralize a brat, it’s actually quite easy if you follow a few easy tips and tricks I have outlined here.

The first tip to spiralizing a brat (or even a hot dog) is to actually pre-cook them first by parboiling the meat. This takes away the guess work on knowing if it’s fully cooked and allows the grill to add that nice char and flavor after.

I boil my brats ahead of time in water and onions. Feel free to also boil in beer (because that’s always delicious).

 Allow the brats to cool completely in the fridge before cutting. This makes it easier to spiralize.

Grilled Spiralized Brats with Sauerkraut

My second tip is to spiralize the brat with the help of a wood or metal skewer and a pairing knife.

Place the skewer down the center of the brat. Take your paring knife, and slice the meat in a spiral. The easiest way to do this is to start a 1/2 inch below the bottom of the brat and allow the knife to cut into the brat until it hits the skewer.

Rotate the brat while the knife moves up and around. Go slow, have patience, and leave another 1/2 inch at the top. Stretch the brat out across the stick. Cook over direct heat and rotate until the entire brat has a nice char.

The spiralization will be a lot more noticeable as it cooks. Pair these beautiful Grilled Spiralized Brats with Sauerkraut with a nice cold Sidewalker Cocktail or your favorite low carb beer!

Bon Appeteach,

-L

Yield: 4

Grilled Spiralized Brats with Sauerkraut

Grilled Spiralized Brats with Sauerkraut
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Bratwurst
  • 4 Skewers
  • Sauerkraut
  • Diced Onions
  • Mustard

Instructions

    1. Boil the brats in water till cooked. Allow them to cool completely before spiralizing.

    2. Preheat the grill and set it for direct cooking.

    3. Place a skewer down the center of the bratwurst. An inch from the bottom of the brat, slice into the meat till the knife hits the skewer. Slowly rotate the brat and the knife creating a spiral cut up the stick. Leave about an inch uncut at the top.

    4. Place on the grill and rotate as need until it has a nice even char. Serve with sauerkraut, mustard, and diced onions (optional but delicious)

Notes

Metal skewers will work great as well! Try this with hot dogs too!

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