Brat bites are flavorful sausage bites that are perfect for your next tailgate party or as an Octoberfest appetizer.
As a bonus, you can make this easy party food for a crowd in less than an hour for under $10.00!
It's only a few days away until Super Bowl Sunday, and many of us will be hosting or attending a gathering where a pigskin being fought over between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will be the main attraction.
Our beloved Green Bay Packers gave it a worthy attempt to be at MetLife Stadium on Sunday and even though the green and gold won't be on the turf, this delicious appetizer which is largely indigenous to Packer country, will make a great contribution to any Super Bowl party.
Here in Wisconsin, bratwurst (affectionally referred to simply as a brat,) is as much of our state's heritage and culture as our beloved Green Bay Packers. Indeed, from the tiny rural crossroads of Johnsonville emerged the company that bears its name.
There, Ralph Stayer, a local butcher, along with his wife Alice, started selling their brats and other meats. From that little butcher shop grew the largest sausage company in the United States and, according to some, the largest in the world.
Like any good Wisconsin household, brats are always in our freezer if not our meat drawer. It was on a cold winter day, at our little cottage - just a few miles from Johnsonville, that I pulled out a package of the state's most revered grill fare.
With outside temps hovering in the single digits, there were going to be no grills lit on our deck that day. I'm not sure what got into me. Maybe it was the frigid weather or some leftover phyllo dough from the spanakopita I had recently put together.
Whatever the inspiration, the remaining phyllo dough came out of its package and onto the cutting board went the brats. Before I knew it, I was rolling the brats into the dough and into the oven they went.
These brat bites turned out even better than I had imagined. After giving it some thought, though, I had to ask myself how they could not taste wonderful.
Juicy and flavorful bratwurst sausage enveloped and then baked inside the light and crispy wrap of a phyllo sheet. That, my friends, is a bite-sized taste of Wisconsin.
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- 1 package bratwurst (pre-cooked or uncooked)
- ½ package phyllo dough
- ½ cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- If using uncooked brats, parboil for 10 minutes, allow to cool.
- Cut brats into 2-3 inch pieces.
- Divide phyllo sheets into thirds, cutting lengthwise.
- Roll and wrap each brat piece in cut strip of phyllo dough.
- Use pastry brush to coat each wrapped brat with butter and place on cookie sheet
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve immediately
Julia @ HappyFoods Tube
What a creative idea! Making this pretty soon :)!
Dan from Platter Talk
Thanks, Julia. You're going to enjoy making and eating these!
How fun and easy! Perfect for game day! Or just any day ending in Y, really 😉
Dan from Platter Talk
Thanks so much, Tracy. We really enjoy there little bite of Wisconsin.
Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
Cute version of sausage rolls. Bratwurst is a great German sausage so great that they make them in the US too.
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
Ah the Super Bowl.. the one football game a year that I kinda sorta watch. Kinda. Okay I watch the half time show. Whatev. But I do need to bring food with me to the party so thanks for this!
Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
As a fellow Wisconsinite, I am very familiar with the brat obsession. This looks like a refreshing departure from the usual bratwurst-fueled fare, though! I'm definitely going to make a batch of these babies for my Super Bowl Party, which, because our beloved Pack lost tragically last week, will be completely devoted to commercial-watching.
Dan from Platter Talk
Thanks, Michelle! Great to hear from you and yes, there's always NEXT year!
Willow | Will Cook For Friends
Mmm, I can almost smell bratwurst wafting through my computer screen! These sound incredible. Wrapping them in filo is such a smart idea, and they seem like the perfect party food -- quick, simple, and totally addictive!
These look so good! I love the idea of the phyllo dough, makes them easy and I bet they're delicious.
I want to eat my weight in these! They look incredible!
The Food Hunter
they have game day written all over them
You just reminded me to get thinking about Super Bowl food! What a creative, delicious looking recipe you have created. I love finding creative recipes with amazing flavors!