Bratwurst is a type of pork sausage that originates from Germany. Different geographical areas of the country have their own way of cooking and seasoning it. Bratwurst is available in pork, chicken, beef and veal varieties. One link of pork bratwurst contains 283 calories and 24 grams of fat -- 8 of which are saturated -- and 63 milligrams of cholesterol. Pork bratwurst also delivers calcium, niacin and 11 grams of protein.
Prick all sides of the bratwurst with a fork.
Pour three 12-ounce bottles of dark beer into a large saucepan. You can use water if you aren't fond of beer. Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat. Place the bratwurst in the boiling liquid and cook for 10 minutes.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Transfer the bratwurst from the liquid to the skillet.
Cook the bratwurst for 20 minutes. Turn the bratwurst frequently to evenly brown all sides. Remove from pan when done.