It’s February in California and the weather has been a bit wishy-washy. We’ve had a few weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures and this week we’re headed back into the depths of cold, wet weather. So cooking outside on the grill isn’t part of the plan, at least for now. So what do you do when you want some bratwurst?
Place your brats directly in a nonstick frying pan on medium-high heat. No oil is needed. Roll them around to sear the sausage skins. Then slowly pour your choice of beer into the pan; use as much as will not overflow when it boils vigorously. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. The brats will be ready to serve.