zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

How to Cook Frozen Brats

by
author image Kay Miranda
In 2001, Kay Miranda had her second screenplay purchased, then started writing a weekly column in "The Messenger," with work appearing in "Xquisite" and "Valley Scene Magazine." Miranda earned a Bachelor of Arts in bio-psychology from the University of Colorado. Fortunate to play collegiate tennis, Miranda has extensive travel and coaching experience.
How to Cook Frozen Brats
Bratwurst on a grill. Photo Credit i_compass/iStock/Getty Images

While you really shouldn't "cook" a raw brat straight from the freezer, if you don't have 25 minutes to let the brats thaw in tap water, you can. However, you will need to break an unwritten bratwurst cooking rule to see if they are done; you'll have to poke them with a meat thermometer and allow juices to seep out.

On Stove Top

Step 1

Place a pot of water on the stove top.

Step 2

Turn the burner on high and bring the water rolling boil.

Step 3

Drop the frozen brats in the water.

Step 4

Cook for 14 to 16 minutes, two to four minutes longer than if you thawed them first.

Step 5

Insert a food thermometer into the center of one brat to check doneness for safe cooking preparation. The internal temperature should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Microwave Quick Start

Step 1

Set the microwave on medium-high power.

Step 2

Place the brats on a plate in the center of the microwave. Make sure the plate is microwave safe.

Step 3

Set the timer for two minutes. Cook the brats; this mode is technically the defrost mode, but can start to cook food if left in too long.

Step 4

Remove the brats and place on a hot grill, cooking for another eight to 10 minutes. Turn several times to make sure all areas are being heated and cooked evenly.

Step 5

Insert a meat thermometer into the center of the brat to make sure it is cooked to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit for food safety.

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
Lose Weight. Feel Great Change your life with MyPlate by LIVESTRONG.COM
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

CURRENTLY TRENDING

Demand Media

Our Privacy Policy has been updated. Please take a moment and read it here.