Brats in a Blanket

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Brats in a Blanket

 

Brats in a Blanket are a fun and exciting way to celebrate Bratsgiving- National Bratwurst Day on August 16th. They are like a grown-up, super-sized version of Pigs in a Blanket. But don’t worry. The kids will love them. They are so juicy and tasty.

I used Johnsonville Firecracker Brats, my new favorite Bratwurst flavor. They have just the right amount of heat and are so flavorful and delicious.

Brats in a Blanket

 

Brats in a Blanket

 

First I grilled them to give them that awesome grill-flavor. I let them cool and wrapped them in puff pastry with swiss cheese, mustard, and sauerkraut.

You could also use crescent roll dough, but I love how buttery and crispy the puff pastry gets.

Brats in a Blanket

 

Note: 5 Brats come in a package of Johnsonville Brats, but I couldn’t think of a good way to cut a sheet of puff pastry into 5 pieces that would fully wrap around the brats. So you will have one brat leftover. If someone doesn’t eat it up right away, save it in the refrigerator. You can chop it up and add it to mac and cheese or to a grilled cheese sandwich. Talk about delicious!!

Brats in a Blanket

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Brats in a Blanket

Brats in a Blanket

Grilled Brats wrapper up in puff pastry with swiss cheese and sauerkraut and baked until golden. 
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 1 package Johnsonville Brats
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted according to package directions
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained well
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional

Instructions

  • Grill brats according to package directions. Let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll out slightly. When cut in quarters, each piece should be about as long as a bratwurst.
  • Cut puff pastry into 4 equal quarters. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Place 1 1/2 slices Swiss cheese to cover each piece of puff pastry.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard on top of cheese for each piece of puff pastry.
  • Arrange 1/4 cup sauerkraut down the center of each piece and place the bratwursts on top.
  • Roll puff pastry around bratwurst and place seam side down.
  • Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush egg mixture across the top of the puff pastry.
  • Sprinkle with caraway seeds.
  • Place in oven and bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve with mustard.

 

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10 thoughts on “Brats in a Blanket

  1. Made this last night. Roll the dough just a little thinner than you usually would (it is still puffy and delicious), then cut into six even pieces. Then, you can do all the brats. Spread the leftover piece of pastry with cinnamon sugar and a little cream cheese or mascarpone, roll up and slice. Put on a different parchment lined sheet and put in the oven when you take out the brats. You will have a nice warm dessert for the family at the perfect time.

  2. I make a variant of this using precooked brats and bread dough (from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes). If I freeze them after wrapping how long (and what temp) should I bake them for?

  3. I don’t think I could do the spicy part but the rest of it looks like a terrific idea especially with football season coming on! I love the regular kind or beer n brats though and thst should work just fine. THX

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