I was contacted a while back about trying out Original Brat Hans line of Bratwurst and Knockwurst. This brand is exclusive to Whole Foods stores and is credited for making All Natural products. I was most interested in the Knockwurst with Garlic which is what I got. Here is what the label on the package reads:
Knockwurst with Garlic
Hans is a renowned German Sausage Meister and the driving force behind Original Brat Hans Authentic German-Style Sausage Products. Original Brat Hans is made with only All Natural meats which are minimally processed - no artificial ingredients added, and raised according to Coleman's strict requirements of NO Antibiotics, NO Added Hormones, No Preservatives... EVER! Just heat and eat. Guten Apetit!
Gluten Fere. No Nitrates, Nitrites or MSG Added. No Artificial Flavorings or Casings.Check out their Facebook page too!
Man these Knockwursts are damn good. The perfect amount of salt and seasoning, casing that gets nice and crispy when you cook it and that good feeling that you are eating something all natural.
Since I was already at Whole Foods when I picked these up, I went ahead and got some Ciabatta sandwich loaves from the bakery.
I also got a large jar of Organic Sauerkraut. How can you have Knockwurst without some Sauerkraut?!
Along with some locally grown onions and cucumbers plus a jar of Grey Poupon Country Dijon Mustard (all of which I already had), I was ready to make some serious Knockwurst sandwiches.
Original Brat Hans Knockwurst with Garlic
Fresh Sandwich Loaves
Thinly Sliced Cucumber
Thinly Sliced Onion
Grey Poupon Country Dijon Mustard
A pad of butter and a drizzle of olive oil
Thinly slice your onion. Heat up a skillet with a pad of butter and a drizzle of olive oil.
Slow cook the onions until they get soft and a little brown. Set aside.
Slice your Knockwurst links in half lengthwise.
Heat up a grill pan or a sautee pan with a little bit of olive oil. Once it's nice and hot, add the halved links cut-side down. Cook until browned then flip for a few seconds.
Thinly slice your cucumbers, halve your sandwich loaves and prepare your other ingredients. Build your sandwich with 2-3 halved links, some sauerkraut, onion, mustard and cucumber slices. Enjoy!
Full Disclosure: I received coupons for free packages of this product to try it out. Thank you Original Brat Hans!