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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Bacon Wrapped Brats

It is summertime here in Enid, and that means everyone is pulling out their grills. Back yard bar-b-ques, cookouts, and family get-togethers are happening all over town. So I thought this is the perfect, easy recipe to throw on the grill, or cook in the oven or air fryer. You can use any flavor brat you like, I just happen to have Cheddar & Bacon Brats available today. I like to use thick-cut bacon for this because it seems to stay in place better. And you can use any type of cheese you choose, but I am a big fan of a good old sharp cheddar. This is definitely a crowd pleaser and once put on the table, they will not last long!

BACON WRAPPED BRATS

Ingredients:

   5 brats, uncooked

   5 slices of bacon

   3 slices cheese, cut into 8 straps

Preheat grill, oven, or air fryer to 400°.

Cut open a “pocket” in each brat the length of your cheese slices. Divide cheese evenly between all brats & place it into the open pocket in each brat. Then, starting at one end, wrap a slice of bacon around each brat. Place on baking sheet for oven or cooking basket for air fryer. Cook at 400° for 15 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking. For the grill, place directly on the grill plate and cook for approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on your grill. (All brats should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°)

The Bacon Wrapped Brats can be eaten naked or on a bun with your favorite condiments. Serve with a nice potato salad or green salad for a fantastic meal!!

Happy Cooking!!

Monica Rorick
Monica Rorick was raised in Enid, graduating from EHS in 1988. As a young girl, Monica's love for cooking began and she enjoyed being in the kitchen, cooking alongside her mom, grandmother and great-grandmother when she could. She began baking cakes, her first one for her oldest niece's 1st birthday in the summer of 1993. In 1998, she moved to Reading, PA, where she had the opportunity to work with and learn pastry work from a master pastry chef. Monica moved back to Enid in 2010, starting her own business, The Queen of Cake (and all other sweets), which bloomed into The Pastry Nook bakery & bistro. Retiring from the business in January 2022, Monica now enjoys cooking and baking for her husband and family from her own kitchen and is excited to share some of those recipes with you.

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