Recipe Remake – Epcot World Showcase Edition 4/11 – Biergarten Bratwurst (for the Instant Pot)
Some (many?) weeks when you’re putting together the grocery list you struggle for inspiration. My family could probably tell you the precise number of weeks in the past few years we’ve defaulted to the ground beef tacos-pasta-burgers line-up. That’s not a bad thing – I make great ground beef tacos and pasta and burgers, each of which I can quickly adapt for myself to keep it keto, so to speak. But when the groans from my family became audible on announcing the week’s menu, I knew it was time to think outside of my very tiny box for ideas.
According to the Disney website, WDW has 385 restaurants. Some of those are bars with limited or no food, some are “experiences” rather than restaurants, and some are (mostly) useless (see, e.g., Beaches & Cream Soda Shop – short of some miracle of science, the Kitchen Sink will never be keto-friendly).
That leaves us with hundreds of restaurants with thousands of menu items. But where to start…
How about a trip around the world? No, not for drinking around the world, although I have done that – for eating around the world! We’re going to try to go 11 for 11. And like any sane person, when we leave China, we head to Germany.
2 lbs fresh bratwurst (uncooked)
1 whole red cabbage
1 jar sauerkraut
1 jar German-style mustard
1 low-carb beer
Salt and pepper
I’m going to go lean on the instructions since the point here is to find sources of inspiration for your meals, not layout precise instructions for cooking.
Cut the cabbage into slices about 3/4 of an inch thick. Spray a sheet pan with canola oil and place the cabbage slices on the pan. Season with salt and pepper and cook in the oven for 25 minutes or until tender and slightly brown. Spray the inside of the Instant Pot with the canola oil. Set the Instant Pot to sauté and sear the brats for about 2 minutes per side to brown them. Remove the brats and set them aside. Add the beer and scrape the bottom of the Instant Pot to deglaze it to avoid burning. Put the brats on the Instant Pot trivet, return them to the Instant Pot, and pressure cook for 6 minutes, allowing the Instant Pot to depressurize. Plate up the brats and cabbage with some sauerkraut and mustard on the side.
KTK Pro Tip: Bake some Green Giant Cauliflower Veggie Tots and added those to the plate as a substitute for some of the potato sides at Biergarten.
Kein Garten ohne Gartenzwerge! Keep Ketoing The Kingdom, Kids!