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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I really had my heart set on a bacon wrapped brat....

After several sandwiches while camping this weekend, I really had my heart set on a hot bacon wrapped brat. There was a campfire ban going on but the park attendant said propane was allowed.
I don't use propane while camping but had my weed burner for starting logs in the campfire...
so it just seemed like the thing to do.

My next problem.... I met "icky" thing number four.... The campground grill. :(
I am SO adding this to my list of "icky" things.. "icky" thing number three and "icky" thing number three part two

I had to muster up some courage to approach this thing... :(



I shoved the end of the weed burner into the cooker... placed a pot of brats in beer on top and stood back..





So far so good. :)
I simmered the brats for awhile, removed the pot from the fire and wrapped the brats in bacon..




fried some sliced onions then added kraut...



I covered the icky grill with foil, punched holes in the foil with a toothpick and added my bacon wrapped brats...



it worked great :)







I toasted my buns...






covered my hot bacon wrapped brat with onion kraut and spicy brown mustard...



I was so happy :)

22 comments:

Kris Watson said...

That noise you just heard was the moan I let out...Good grief girl, that's just incredible !

Plus, I have never heard of a weed burner before, because I live in the city where you can breathe only by permission. I need to check that out.

cowgirl said...

:) Thanks Kris!
I use the weed burner around the farm but it comes in handy for starting a campfire.
I was glad I had it with me this weekend.
Thanks again, I appreciate you stopping by!

Mrs. JP said...

Wow, that cast iron skillet with the onions and bacon brats looks like a circle of love!
Way to get around, icky thing!!!

kirby said...

The very definition of "where there's a will, there's a way."

That weed burner reminds me of that contraption they rigged together to hunt the monster in Alien.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Mrs JP! :)
The brat turned out pretty tasty. :)

cowgirl said...

Haha... Thanks Kirby! :)
If I see an alien I'll definately give the weed burner a try!

Big Dude said...

Your cleverness wins again - great improv

drholly said...

LOL Only you could make this so good and so dramatic. You ARE the best.
David

LindaG said...

That looks really good.
You had a weed burner with you when you went camping?
My brother carries a small portable propane grill with him when he goes camping. Said he picked it up on sale at a local box store.
I know the bacon and burgers he grilled on it turned out really good. :)
Happy Thursday!

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener said...

Very resourceful! Looks great! I think I can smell it from here!

Canadian Smoker said...

I'm gonna have to pull out the old tiger torch and give this a try. Lookin Good!

Andrew Burke said...

Looks great... Your post reminded me of having to use one of those grills once up on Lake Cachuma... I had Heavy-Duty foil with me and I wrapped each grate! Worked great... And it kept all the 'Nasty' away from my food! As always, thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences.

-Andrew

cowgirl said...

Thank you Andrew! Great idea on wrapping the grates individually. I will have to try that next time. :)

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

That's pretty darned inventive Jeanie. Good thing you pack a weed burner around. That kinda sucks when the fire bans are on. It happens here quite often too. No rib eye over the open fire, no meat on a stick, no nothing.

Bushman said...

Love the weed burner. I have one I call WPT or wicked propane torch. I use it to burn weeds, leaves, start charcoal and camp fires however i have never used it for cooking. Thx for the tip! brats looked killer by the way!

Rueben said...

Cowgirl, those look like some pretty healthy brats. And I love onions. Yours are making me want to eat and I am still full from last nights BBQ.

I have been seeing brats on a few forums and blogs lately. I guess it's time to go over to the brat side.

david said...

You are simply the most resourceful and tenacious (sp?) person I know! Great post! Thanks,
David

cowgirl said...

Thanks Mark! I love that weed burner.. comes in handy around the farm :)
I thought of you when roasting that slice of bologna over the campfire the last campout. It's hard to beat meat on a stick sometimes.
Thanks Mark :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Bushman! Aren't they handy to have around! :)
I like to take mine camping to light the logs.. works great!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Rueben! :) I like brats with onions and kraut. They are a lot better over a campfire but the weed burner did ok. :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks David! I really had my heart set on that hot brat. :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Canadian Smoker! It wasn't as tasty as a campfire brat but it was better than another cold sandwich. lol