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Brats and Tots

With all the talk about spatchcock chickens this week, I really wanted to do one last night. I got home from work and sat down to take my boots off and somehow ended up taking a nap. Must have been more tired than I thought. When I got up, I raced to the store and grabbed a chicken, but it was still partially frozen, so I opted for doing some brats instead. Quick and fast, perfect for somebody who accidentally took a nap and was still at the grocery store at 5:30.

I'm having a mind fart right now and can't think of who always talks about lighting the mini from the bottom, but decided to give it a go last night to see what I thought. I rolled up a piece of paper towel (the half sheet kind) and soaked it in a bit of canola oil and slid it in the bottom and gave it a light. Seemed to take a bit longer to get going, but I ended up with a more uniformly lit bed of coals. I was using all brand new charcoal, so that might have played into it. Gonna try it a few more times to see what I thought.

Anway, grilled them up at about 400, then grilled some buns. Topped with sauerkraut and some spicy brown mustard. Nothing fancy or new, but simple and tasty regardless. And of course I had to have some tots to go with them.

 

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Richardson, Texas

Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    edited September 2013

    oh man that looks good. Was thinking about you yesterday. Had a meeting at 121 & I-35 that let out at 4:15. It was after 6:20 before I reached the American Airlines Center (less than 20 miles). You can have that city my friend. Not sure I am  going back to my Daughters in Frisco anymore (for sure not soon)..... How do you guys live in that? Did I say "nice brat".....

    If two people face each other on the one lane bridge in Salado we **** about traffic......

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Me want fried brat balls!!!!!!
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Looks great, as usual, Grif !  I'm not into sauerkraut but the rest looks mahvelous !
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768
    @Mickey I have a flexible schedule at work. I can clock in anywhere from 5 to 9 in the morning, so I choose to come in early thereby beating the morning traffic, get off early and beat the evening traffic and then don't leave the neighborhood/get on highways after 4:30 if I don't have to. I came from a small town with no traffic so if I'm stuck for more than 5 minutes I begin to go crazy. I can't handle it either.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768

    @travistrick you mean like these?

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    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • Yep I saw your FB post this morning.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    Oh man. Griff tell about those
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    ok, you click on the word.............. cool
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,738
    batter dipped deep fried sausage ....nice cook... i wanna plate now
    :))
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768

    I didn't cook those @fishlessman . Found those on a blog that @NibbleMeThis just turned me on to.

    http://www.patiodaddiobbq.com/2013/02/beer-battered-brat-lolipops-with-spicy_3.html

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    Griffin said:

    I didn't cook those @fishlessman . Found those on a blog that @NibbleMeThis just turned me on to.

    http://www.patiodaddiobbq.com/2013/02/beer-battered-brat-lolipops-with-spicy_3.html

    So Griffin you post pictures the same way as VI: off the internet
    %-(
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768

    I steal all my pictures off the interweb @Mickey. ;)

    Travis was referring to a link I posted on Facebook today on something I want to try, haven't yet.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Do you own stock in Tater Tots? I'm glad I don't shop for my tots close to you, I would never get any.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    :x
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • I think you got Mrs. G's picture off the internet too.  She's much too pretty for you.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    @Village Idiot  Actually Gary I took that picture of her with her boyfriend and Griff photo-chopped out the good looking guy.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    edited September 2013
    Damnit you're my hero. I want a mini so bad.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,244
    How about that?! I did Johnsonville brats on the mini the night before last. It's scary how often we cook the same thing. :) Send them a pic and they're likely to send ya a free tee shirt. I got a tee from them a couple weeks ago. :)
    2014 Co-Wing King
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  • I thought you were talking about some unruly kids and their little siblings.
    Hendersonville, TN.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    @Dyal_SC how does the free t-shirt thing work? Where do you send pics?

    @griffin that's a fine looking meal. I love brats and tots.

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,711
    Brats... tots... brat balls... they all look good! And make me HUNGRY!

    patiodaddio hangs out on bbq brethren too. He makes some good stuff.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • gooseberrygooseberry Posts: 20
    edited September 2013

    Oh...those pictures of the brats and tots look soooooo good. It's a little early in the morning for fare such as that, but let me tell you...I don't care! I'd eat them this very minute. Good job! I haven't had a brat or a tater tot in forever...and when I did, they didn't look nearly as yummy as these do.

    *wistful sigh* :)

    p.s...I love food. I had one friend once who said it was nice going to dinner with me because I actually ate. I'm assuming she was giving me a compliment...I've encountered women who eat only tiny amounts or who pretend they don't eat at all...but honestly, I love food and I love these pictures. Thank you for posting them!

    Big Egg dreamin' in Richmond Hill, Georgia
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768

    @Village_Idiot you are probably right about that.

    @Mickey Thanks for taking that picture, one of my favorites even if I had to photochop myself in ;)

    @Dyal_SC we do seem to cook a lot of the same meals within a day or so of each other. Must be some weird kinda connection. BTW Texas bbq beats anything from SC. ;) Johnsonville did ask if they could use one of those photos on Twitter, I said yes, but they didn't offer me a free shirt. Bastards. :(

    @caliking I've just started looking at his site. He's got some good recipes on it.

    @gooseberry welcome aboard, hope you win that Egg in the raffle. Tahnks for the kind words.

     

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,244
    @shtgunal3 , I messaged them a couple of pix on FB and they asked for my address, saying they had a surprise for me. :)
    2014 Co-Wing King
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    That's cool! Thanks

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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