Grilled Bratwurst Sandwiches with Caraway Sauerkraut

  • Yield: 4 servings


-- Oil, for grates
1tablespoon butter, plus more for rolls (optional)
1small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1-- (14-ounce) can sauerkraut, well drained
1teaspoon sugar
1/2teaspoon caraway seeds
-- Coarse salt and ground pepper
4-- precooked bratwurst sausages (3-ounces each)
4-- hard rolls, halved horizontally
1/4cup spicy brown mustard
1/2cup bread-and-butter pickles
-- Potato chips, for serving


  1. Heat grill to medium-low; lightly oil grates. 
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat butter over medium. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add sauerkraut, sugar, caraway seeds and 1/2 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Simmer until sauerkraut is heated through, 3 to 5 minutes; set aside.
  3. Grill sausages, turning frequently, until golden brown and warmed through, 10 to 12 minutes. Grill rolls, cutside down, until warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Spread lightly with butter, if using, and mustard. Halve sausages lengthwise; fill each roll with 2 halves and pickles. Serve with sauerkraut and potato chips.