Someone asked for a recipe during the livestream and I said I would make a post about it. We ended up doing more than that but the video might be a few weeks so here is a recipe. By the way, they were insanely good, this is top 10 for me and maybe top 2-3 for a “regular” tasting brat, just the right amount of allspice and the frozen french fries made them delicious!
Now, when grinding the french fries don’t try to use a 3/8" plate even though it is just 1/8" smaller unless you have a VERY powerful (read commercial) grinder. We tried and we got bound up. So, use a kidney plate or if you don’t have one of those cut them up into small chunks.
Meat block (breaking down to 25 lb batch)
-11.5 lb of beef
-11.5 lb of pork
-2.5 lb of frozen french fries (you can substitue hashbrowns or potatoes)
-0.75 lb of water
Grind meat twice through a 3/16" plate
Grind Frozen French Fries through a 1/4" plate once (or kidney plate once)
Mix all ingredients for 3 minutes
Stuff into natural hog or fresh collagen casings.
Grill or roast in the oven until 160° internal temperature.