Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summertime Sausage Skewers

Two posts in one week right?  I know, I was as surprised as you are! However, these brats were so delicious I had to share with you. These little gems were filled thru and thru with swiss cheese. I think what I absolutely love most about them is that they are enclosed in natural casings, so the crunch as you bit into them was just a delicious prelude... 

Johnsonville was kind enough to provide me with these brats, and I wanted to make something different, that would be perfect for summertime.  I know when we think of grilling, most of us think of burgers, steaks, chicken.  Sure, sometimes we go outside the box with pork chops, or maybe a roast, even say salmon...
But what about skewers?  Especially skewers threaded with these amazing brat slices, wee cocktail onions and fresh pepper chunks.

The pickled cocktail onions compliment the swiss filled brats to a tee.  It's an explosion in your mouth to be honest with you.  Then add the freshness of the pepper chunks...
Well, need I say more?

Yield: 12 - 12" skewers
Prep: 15 minutes
Grill: 10-12 minutes

1 package Johnsonville Swiss Butcher Brats
1 large fresh pepper (I used orange)
1 cup cocktail onions
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt & black pepper

-Place your skewers in water so they don't burn when grilling.

-Slice your brats and set aside.  Slice peppers into chunks.

-Using a large plate, add the peppers and pour the olive oil over the peppers.  Add the parsley, salt & pepper and toss.

-Add the cocktail onions to the peppers, and toss them with the olive oil and fresh herbs as well.

-Thread the sausages, onions and peppers on the skewers.  Baste the top side using the olive oil and herb marinade and grill 10-12 minutes.  Turn halfway and baste the other side.  

Serve with your favorite side, or better yet, take one off and pop directly into your mouth before placing on a platter.  What?
Don't forget the edible flowers, they are chive flowers, aren't they pretty?

Till next time!
Dishin with Didi


  1. That looks like a great way to get a party started with a lot of smiles. Yummy.

    1. Thank you so much Karen my friend, the sausages literally rock!

  2. I have metal skewers and I just love to cook anything I can on skewers. I haven't done brats and now can't wait to try this.

    1. Karen, so easy my friend, I kebob anything, LOL ♥