Brat Haus Oktoberfest

Posted at 3:05 PM, Sep 15, 2015

Brat Haus Schnitzel

Pork Loin, tripped of excess fat and silver skin

Cut trimmed pork loin into thin pieces, 6-8 oz each

Pound out meat, using a meat mallet.  Beat the meat until its flattened out and tenderized but not too far that it starts to fall apart.

Bread pork cutlets using standard breading procedure

First cover the cutlets in seasoned flour until completely coated

Second dip the floured cutlets into egg wash mixture, let excess egg drip off so cutlets are completely coated but not overly wet.

Press into panko bread crumb breading and once again cover completely

Heat whole butter in large sauté pan and let heat until completely melted and bubbling slightly, DO NOT let butter get too hot as it will burn easily.

Once butter in properly heated add breaded cutlets into hot fat

Fry each side until golden brown in color, approximately 3-4 minutes on each side

Remove from oil, lightly salt and serve with German Potato Salad and Braised Red Cabbage

Seasoned Flour

4 cups All Purpose Flour
3 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic
2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon Ground Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Ground Caraway Seed (optional)

Egg Wash Mixture
6 Whole Farm Fresh Eggs
½ Cup Buttermilk
Mix well until fully incorporated

3-4 cups Panko, pulse in robot coupe (food processor) to make slightly finer pieces

Giant Festival Style Turkey Legs

1 cup Salt
1 cup Sugar
2 quarts Water
1 gallon (about 5 pounds) Ice
¼ cup whole coriander seeds
¼ cup whole black peppercorns
1 oz red chile flakes (optional)
2oz whole fennel seeds
3 whole bay leaves

Sauté coriander, chile flakes and fennel seed in dry sauté pan on low heat until the oils awaken and the sent is very aromatic

In the mean time boil salt, sugar and water until salt and sugar is completely dissolved, stir occasionally

Once salt and sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and add toasted spices, peppercorns, bay leaves and ice

Once brine has cooled to the touch add raw turkey legs into brine.  Keep submerged in refrigerator for minimum of 24 hours.

Once Turkey has been brined remove from liquid and pat dry, make sure all seeds and spices are removed from skin of the legs.

Season liberally with your favorite BBQ rub

On oven rack smoke (if smoker is available) at 250 degrees for four hours
If you don't have a smoker you can use a charcoal grill over medium heat to brown skin

After smoking, place Turkey legs in deep roasting pan and cover ¾ of the way with Turkey, or chicken, stock

Cover tightly and braise in oven at 275 for 2 hours

Carefully remove from liquid try to keep legs in tact

Refrigerate to cool completely.  Strain the braising liquid and use in another recipe in place of chicken stock

After legs have completely chilled and you are ready to serve roast using sheet pan with a roasting rack at 375 degrees until heated all the way through, approximately 20 minutes

German Style Braised Red Cabbage

2 Heads Organic Red Cabbage, Cored and cut into chunks
1 Large Red Onion, Julienned
½ Pound Brat Haus Bacon, Cut into medium lardons
½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
½ cup Chicken Stock
1 Tablespoon Cold Butter
Season to taste

Heat Large sauté pan on medium heat, add bacon, sautee until bacon is slightly crispy rendering the fat

Remove the bacon and reserve leaving the fat in the sauté pan, be careful not to burn the fat

Add in the red onions and sauté until caramelized, salt lightly

Once the onions have caramelized add in the chunks of cabbage try not to move the cabbage around too much, sauté slightly

Add chicken stock and apple cider vinegar, you may replace half of the vinegar with chicken stock if you wish a less sour cabbage

Let cook uncovered on medium heat until liquid has cooked out and cabbage is soft

Add cold butter and replace the bacon mixing until the butter is completely melted

Garnish with whole grain mustard or chopped fresh dill

You may also add granny smith apples peeled and cut into small pieces while sautéing the red onions for a slightly sweeter variation

Brat Haus
3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Brat Haus Oktoberfest
Saturday, 9/19
11 a.m. - 11 p.m.