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Grill up some brats for a super Super Bowl 2014 party

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When getting ready for your Super Bowl 2014 party, serving great tasting food is key. What better main course could be bratwurst? Brats are easy to grill and can be served with an array of condiments sure to please any football fan. Here are ideas on getting started on planning the best Super Bowl 2014 party, ever!

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Pre prep

Some people choose to simmer their brats in beer and cut up onions prior to grilling. This does add flavor and decreases the grilling time, but is totally up to the brat chef. Just place brats in a large stockpot, add several cans of beer and cut up onions and bring to a simmer. Turn heat off. Allow the brats to "bathe" in the beer mixture for 10 minutes before placing on the grill.

Cooking

When grilling brats, you can choose either gas grill or charcoal options. Each style of grilling has their fans. Preheat gas grill to medium–low heat. If using charcoal, allow it to burn until white ash has formed on the coals. Place brats on grill. Cook for 7-10 minutes, turning the brats frequently.

If you choose, the brats can be cooked in the microwave. Remove from package and place in microwave-safe dish. Add water to cover. Cover dish, heat on high for 2 minutes. Turn, heat again 1 minute 45 seconds. Let stand for 1-2 minutes prior to serving.

Another option would be pan frying. Spray a skillet with cooking spray. Add brats. Cook over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes, turning often. Reduce heat to medium-low. Carefully add ½ cup water to skillet. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until cooked through.

Condiments

Condiments to serve alongside your brats include ketchup, mustard, cut up raw onions, cut up fried onions, sauerkraut, relish, dill pickles. By having these options available you are sure to please every palate.

Sides

Snack foods such as chips and salsa, baked beans, potato salad all go great with brats. By choosing different tastes and textures like sweet, salty, and crunchy, you're sure to offer goodies for every taste.

Locating brats for sale

Depending on where you live, you may be able to find brats at your local grocery store or local meat market. If they are unavailable in your area, you can order brats and Italian sausage online. Here is a great place to order brats, Italian sausage, Stadium style brats and more http://www.glennsmarket.com/.

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