A New Dog in Town

Published July 9th, 2019

Fresh Thyme carries brats, hot dogs, and sausages in beef, pork, chicken, plant-based, even elk and antelope. Plus, there are flavor variations to consider many of which are available in your choice of meat. Whether you wrap that brat in a classic bun, a trendy set of romaine leaves, or a flour tortilla is up to you. To top it off (pun intended!) are the toppings themselves: condiments, fruits or vegetables, and anything else you hunger for.

Stop at Fresh Thyme on your way home, pick out a few brats, and slap them on the grill tonight!

New Dog

The Fresh Thyme butcher shop offers flavors galore when it comes to brats.

Andouille
Highly seasoned with garlic, pepper, and other spices, andouille can also be served in skillet dishes of pasta or rice and beans.
Cajun Dog: Top with jambalaya rice, diced tomatoes, and a dash of Tabasco sauce.

Apple
This lightly seasoned bratwurst or sausage gets its distinctively sweet flavor from apples. Serve it as a brat, or chop it into cubes and add to baked beans.
Sweet Dog: Top with Fresh Thyme Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce, chopped apples or chunky applesauce, and sautéed onions.

Green Chile
The green chilies generate just a little heat in this brat. It’s ideal to add to Mexican dishes such as enchiladas, or to a Denver omelette.
Mexican Dog: Top with chili con queso, corn sautéed with red pepper, and nacho chips, pico de gallo, or lettuce for crunch.

Parmesan
Available either mild or spicy, the highlight of this sausage is savory Parmesan cheese. Versatile for many dishes, try pairing it with shrimp and veggies for kebabs.
Northern Italian Dog: Top with Alfredo sauce, sundried tomato, and baby spinach.

Rosemary Sage
Thanksgiving in a brat! Savory seasonings in this sausage lend it to comfort food dishes and soups.
Country Dog: Top with shredded hash browns, fried egg, and sharp cheddar cheese.

Sweet Italian
A classic brat or sausage, this one is seasoned with Italian herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, and more. Use in lieu of meatballs for pasta dishes.
Southern Italian Dog: Top with marinara, fresh basil, Peppadew peppers, and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Cook the Perfect Brat!
In the Oven: Bake at 400°F for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on size of links. Turn halfway, cooking to an internal temperature of 160°F.
On the Grill: Preheat a grill to moderately low (325°F). While grill heats, simmer brats in liquid 10 to 15 minutes or until links turn white. Water will work, but brat fans swear by beer. To avoid piercing skin and releasing juices, use tongs to place brats on indirect heat. Grill until links are browned, with an internal temperature of 160°F.

 

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