brat & balsamic flatbreads

brat & balsamic flatbreads with caramelized onions and goat cheese #oktoberfest

October is my favorite month of the year! So many good things are in October…for starters, there’s my birthday. Then the leaves change color, the weather turns to a cool crisp fall, extra blankets are pulled out from the back of closets. But the best part are the festivals – fall festivals, halloween celebrations, and Oktoberfest!! Born and bred in Wisconsin, I’m of German heritage and Oktoberfest has always been a time of celebration. Good beer and great German food, you just can’t beat it!

The food is the best part of it all for me. I was raised on brats and a good brat with spicy mustard and sauerkraut brings me back home in an instant. A brat tub is a necessity for every Oktoberfest party I’ve ever thrown. But sometimes I like to get a little creative and serve my brats in an unexpected way. They’re so much more versatile than just being served in a bun…like the way I’ve served them here, for instance. Brats and balsamic go surprisingly well together, I’ve served brats on toothpicks with a balsamic syrup (reduction) in a small bowl for dipping – it’s to die for and so simple! It’s always the first thing to go when I serve them and I make sure I make certain I have enough to fill several platters. Here I’ve browned slices of already cooked brats – I used the Saag’s brand and highly recommend it – and served them up on flatbread with spicy caramelized onions, goat cheese and a drizzle of balsamic syrup. So simple and easy, will feed your crowd of hunger Oktoberfest guests and can be assembled in a flash at the last minute. My kind of party food.

brat & balsamic flatbreads with caramelized onions and goat cheese #oktoberfest


  1. says

    October is one of my favorite month too!
    The flatbread with bratwurst is a delicious idea, best of German food with a slight Mediterranean touch, delicious.

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