Adventures in Gluten (and Sugar) Freedom from a southern blogger chick!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Redbridge Brats

Yeah, I know the Super Bowl was Sunday. It's been a busy week.

But I tried an experiment with some Redbridge (GF) beer I had in my refrigerator in Tampa, and it turned out better than great! I just had no idea it was substitute-able for regular old beer in some of my favorite recipes.

But it was.

I browned a package of 6 GF Stadium brats in a skillet with a tight lid, then covered them with a jar of deli sauerkraut drained. (I think if your skillet can hold it, you could use up to 10 sausages of any kind, but brats are the best this way.) This jarred kraut is usually in the deli section (might be in a plastic bag if it's Boar's Head) and it is more crisp and tasty than the canned stuff to me, and it is an integral part of this.It costs more but is worth it. And if you don't want to pay more, use the canned stuff but DRAIN and RINSE it. Then I added a whole bottle of Redbridge GF ale to the skillet, lowered the heat, and cooked it down to a syrup (about 20 minutes).

Ah, beer brats, just like old times. Top them with mustard or horseradish. Delish!

I also used to have a recipe for Beer bread -- it was 12 oz. of beer, 3 cups of self rising flour, and a tablespoon of sugar, baked an hour in a loaf pan. I'm going to try this this weekend with Redbridge, my flour mix, 1 t. baking powder, 1 1/2 t. xanthan gum, and 1 t. salt added to the tablespoon of sugar.

I'll try it and I'll report back.

OH...stay tuned this weekend for a product report. I got a goodie package from Amy's Kitchen the other day, and I have four products to report on. I should be done testing them in a couple of days.

Much love,


celticjig said...

Goodie packages, how do I get one of those? Your brats sound great! Anything summery sounds great right now!

celticjig said...

Oh and let me know how the bread turns out, I was thinking of trying that sometime too! Ginger of the North.

Gluti Girl said...

That's so funny because we did the same kind of thing Sunday. My son was making ribs and he marinates them in beer before hand. He started to pour beer over it as I was screaming NOOOOO. I ran out and got several Redbridges and he used those. It turned out just as great. And, on game day I have been know to tip a beer here and there. My son like Corona with lime in it as I used too. I tried it with Redbridge and it was oh so yummy!

Gluten Free Steve said...

I emailed you the questions - check your Spam box if you can, as that's where they keep landing. Darn Yahoo! I just resent, and if you don't get again, let me know. I'll try sending from my work email.

Keep us posted on the bread.